GP'S WELCOME BACK THREE FACES FOR 2019 SEASON
The 2019 Grand Prix series welcomes back Janusz Kolodziej, Niels Kristian Iversen and Antonio Lindback with open arms.
The infamous Landshut track surprised the pack today when the track was graced with rain, helping to revert the slick gaters track to a grippy racers track. Top scorer, Kolodziej, saw himself rocket to a 9 point maximum after three riders. Runner up, Iversen, saw himself sit tightly in second, dropping only one point to Britain’s Craig Cook. Pole, Piotr Pawlicki, sat third in the current standings with seven points and looked within a good chance for a GP spot.
Getting towards the business end of the meeting, Lindback, Cook, Fricke, Kolodziej, Iversen and Pawlicki all were in the hot contest for 2019 GP place. Meeting favourites such as Matej Zagar and Krzysztof Kasprzak ruled out due to injury but failed to prevent poor performance. Young gun, Robert Lambert, fell short with a last in his first race despite fighting back to salvage the points.
Shock retirements and low scoring rides left just Kolodziej and Iversen secured in the top three after all five programme rides. However, the final spot was between Britain’s number two rider, Cook and Brazilian born Swede, Lindback to battle for place number three. Heartbreak for Cook and delight for Lindback leaves Craig a big job to rely on himself to regain ground on the top 8 in this years championships. He currently sits in 14th after five rounds.
Kolodziej, Iversen and Lindback will all return to the World Championship stage permanently in 2019 and can officially set their sights on every speedway riders dream- becoming World Champion.