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HANCOCK EYES MEDAL MAGIC

Greg Hancock is determined to “pull something good out of the hat” after his World Championship medal hopes suffered a setback in Slovenia.

10 / 09 / 2013, 13:30

American icon Greg Hancock is determined to “pull something good out of the hat” after his World Championship medal hopes suffered a setback at the Doodson Slovenian SGP in Krsko on Saturday.

The Californian defeated SGP title favourite Tai Woffinden to win heat 19 and snatch a spot in the semi-finals on nine points. But that was where the 43-year-old’s night ended after he trailed home behind Jaroslaw Hampel, Woffinden and Darcy Ward.

We’re all out for the same thing and I knew it was going to be a hard task. There are two more rounds to go and I’ll stay positive. I really want to pull something good out of the hat.

Greg Hancock

Hancock remains sixth in the standings and has 98 points, leaving him 14 adrift of third-placed Hampel, who stormed to victory in Krsko and 16 points.

The Piraterna and Poole star has a mountain to climb at the final two rounds in Stockholm on September 21 and Torun on October 5.

But Hancock is determined to pick himself up after his Slovenian setback and maintain his push for a third straight top three finish.

He said: “It didn’t happen for me on Saturday, but I go away recharged and you’ve got to be happy with what you’ve got.

“We’re all out for the same thing and I knew it was going to be a hard task. There are two more rounds to go and I’ll stay positive. I really want to pull something good out of the hat.

“Krsko was a challenge all night and you could see it was crucial to have more inside gates because it was like racing on little marbles. I battled all night. I made it into the semis and got that crucial win I needed, but then I knew it was going to be a gamble again off an outside gate.

“I made a couple of small changes and went for a kind of do or die situation, but that was it.”

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