NICKI'S GOLDEN TOUCH
Sunday 15th July 2012, 21:54
Danish star Nicki Pedersen followed up his FIM Monster Energy SWC heroics with 15 points for Gdansk away to champions Zielona Gora in the Polish Ekstraliga on Sunday.
But it wasn’t enough to save the coastal club from a 54-36 loss against Falubaz after Polish international Piotr Protasiewicz made up for his SWC Race Off heartbreak with a 15-point maximum.
World Under-21 finalist Aleksandr Loktaev piled up 10 paid 11, while Swedish national team skipper Andreas Jonsson notched nine.
Gorzow SGP winner Martin Vaculik returned from his SWC break with 12 paid 13 points to secure a 50-40 victory for table-topping Tarnow at home to Torun.
Polish star Janusz Kolodziej, who missed the World Cup due to a broken finger, collected 11 paid 12, while Danish racer Leon Madsen bounced back from his SWC Final omission by bagging nine paid 11 points. American legend Greg Hancock notched nine.
Herbie’s SGP title rival Chris Holder led the Torun charge on 12, while his fellow Aussie international Darcy Ward scored five on his first appearance for the club since breaking his hand on June 17.
Danish skipper Niels-Kristian Iversen celebrated his third SWC gold medal by scoring 13 paid 14 for Gorzow at Leszno. But it wasn’t enough to deny the Bulls a 51-39 triumph.
Polish Under-21 champion Piotr Pawlicki was the hosts’ star man on 10 paid 12, while veteran Damian Balinski added 10 paid 11. Croatian hotshot Jurica Pavlic contributed nine paid 10.
Gorzow SGP bronze medallist Bartosz Zmarzlik collected nine for the visitors, but their talisman Tomasz Gollob endured another Ekstraliga off-day, scoring just five from as many rides.
In the day’s other meeting, Russian hero Grigory Laguta followed up his SWC bronze success by bagging 12 points for Czestochowa. But 14 points from Wroclaw’s Tomasz Jedrzejak ensured the Lions went down 48-42 at the Olympic Stadium.
Sebastian Ulamek notched nine for Wroclaw, while Team GB’s Tai Woffinden added eight paid nine and Swedish racer Freddie Lindgren accrued seven paid eight.
The meeting between Bydgoszcz and Rzeszow at the Polonia Stadium was postponed.
In the First Division, SGP racer Antonio Lindback scored 11 paid 12 points as Gniezno won 54-36 at home to Daugavpils. Bjarne Pedersen added nine paid 11.
And Peter Ljung notched nine paid 10 for Grudziadz as they triumphed 57-33 at Ostrow.
For full details of the day’s Ekstraliga results and scorers, plus the latest news from Britain, Sweden and Denmark, click here: http://speedwaygp.com/league_results.
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