7 FOR KK IN WARSAW
Saturday May 12, 2018
2014 World No.2 Krzysztof Kasprzak enjoyed an eventful return to the sport’s top table as he competed as a Wildcard in Saturday’s opening Grand Prix round of the new series in Warsaw.

The “BP Mitchell” Rockets mainstay opened with two straight wins – with current World No.2 Patryk Dudek, 2012 World Champion Chris Holder and triple title winner Nicki Pedersen amongst his victims - before his momentum was halted through a Heat 10 exclusion after a scary second bend coming-together with Emil Sayfutdinov that took out the air fence.

A third place finish behind Tai Woffinden and Niels-Kristian Iversen followed in Heat 15, with KK’s night ending as he ultimately slipped to the rear of the field after a powerful start in Heat 20. His 7 point total left him 2 adrift of the cut-off for the round’s semi-finals, in 11th place.

2007-2008 Rye House hero Woffinden won the Grand Final as he began his quest for what would be an unprecedented third World Championship win for any Brit, although former Wolverhampton star Freddie Lindgren leads the fledgling standings ahead of Woffy having amassed one additional race point from the night.

POLISH FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX, Warsaw:

Tai Woffinden 15 (1st), Maciej Janowski 13 (2nd), Fredrik Lindgren 16 (3rd), Artem Laguta 13 (4th), Patryk Dudek 10, Chris Holder 10, Matej Zagar 9, Bartosz Zmarzlik 9, Emil Sayfutdinov 8, Greg Hancock 8, Krzysztof Kasprzak 7, Jason Doyle 5, Niels-Kristian Iversen 4, Przemyslaw Pawlicki 3, Maksym Drabik (res) 2, Bartosz Smektala (res) 2, Craig Cook 2, Nicki Pedersen 2.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After round 1 of 10):

Fredrik Lindgren 16, Tai Woffinden 15, Maciej Janowski 13, Artem Laguta 13, Patryk Dudek 10, Chris Holder 10, Matej Zagar 9, Bartosz Zmarzlik 9, Emil Sayfutdinov 8, Greg Hancock 8, Krzysztof Kasprzak 7, Jason Doyle 5, Niels-Kristian Iversen 4, Przemyslaw Pawlicki 3, Maksym Drabik (res) 2, Bartosz Smektala (res) 2, Craig Cook 2, Nicki Pedersen 2.