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ROLLER-COASTER RIDE FOR MARTIN

Slovak star Martin Vaculik was “very, very happy” with his “roller-coaster” night in Warsaw as he stands third in the World Championship.

19 / 05 / 2017, 10:20

Slovak star Martin Vaculik was “very, very happy” with his “roller-coaster” night in Warsaw as he stands third in the FIM Speedway World Championship.

The Zarnovica-born racer reached his second straight final of the season at the LOTTO Warsaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland last Saturday, finishing fourth. Coupled with his AZTORIN Slovenian SGP win in Krsko on April 29, Vaculik has 26 points overall, putting him just six behind leader Freddie Lindgren.

I’d like to say thank you very much to all the fans because the atmosphere in Warsaw was electric and I felt wonderful, like a rock star!

Martin Vaculik

Vaculik is keen to learn lessons from the meeting after scraping into the semis on eight points. But he was glad to battle his way into another final.

He said: “This was a crazy night; my heats were good, worse, better and then not so good, so I felt like I was on a roller-coaster.

“I’m very, very happy with the result. If somebody had told me before the meeting I’d be fourth, I have said ‘yeah, sure, I’ll definitely take it’.

“I have to watch this meeting because I made so many mistakes. I know I can be much better. I have to work with myself.”

Vaculik loves racing on speedway’s biggest stages and paid tribute to a passionate Warsaw crowd for the awesome atmosphere at PGE Narodowy.

He said: “I’d like to say thank you very much to all the fans because the atmosphere in Warsaw was electric and I felt wonderful, like a rock star! I look forward to the other big rounds.”

Next up is the Rietumu Bank Latvian SGP in Daugavpils on May 27 and Vaculik has no worries about returning to the Lokomotiv Stadium.

He said: “I’ve been to Daugavpils many times and I won a junior meeting there once. I remember the track. It’s a good, big, race-able track. I just need to have a fast bike and have fun!”

 

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