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HAT-TRICK FOR PATRYK IN LESZNO

Polish racer Patryk Dudek can’t wait to add to his Monster Energy SWC gold medal collection after making it three wins in three Finals.

10 / 07 / 2017, 11:00

Polish racer Patryk Dudek can’t wait to add to his Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup gold medal collection after making it three wins in three Final appearances in Leszno on Saturday.

The World Championship challenger tallied 10 points as the Poles beat Sweden, Russia and Great Britain to lift the Ove Fundin Trophy in front of a packed Alfred Smoczyk Stadium.

Dudek, who rides at the Adrian Flux British SGP in Cardiff for the first time on July 22, retained his 100 percent Monster Energy SWC record, having won on his debut in Prague in 2013, as well as in Manchester last summer.

I feel good because this was my third time in the national team and another gold medal. Now I am waiting for the next year!

Patryk Dudek

He was delighted to bag his first victory in his homeland this year. He said: “It’s a great feeling! What can I say? I am very happy. We won on our home track and there were many people in the stadium, so it was a great night.

“I feel good because this was my third time in the national team and another gold medal. Now I am waiting for the next year!”

There’s no doubt the Poles carried a massive weight of expectation on their shoulders, having been tipped to triumph with ease.

But Dudek insists his side took nothing for granted in a Monster Energy SWC full of shocks, and admits a relaxed atmosphere in the camp helped them withstand the pressure.

He said: “At Vastervik, the Danes went out. In the Race Off, Australia went out. So we had big pressure on Saturday. There were serious nerves, but we stayed positive all the time and we won.

“On the Friday, we stayed in the hotel with the whole team and we all were talking all the time. The atmosphere was perfect this year in Leszno. Everything was good, very organised and we spent time with the boys. We got a good result – the gold medal.”

 

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