Seven teams all with massive Speedway names, lined up on the start for The World Games (TWG) 2017 medals ‰ÛÒ only one took gold and it was Poland, who proved best on the Saturday evening. Australia took second place and Sweden claimed third.
Shortly before the opening gun, Polish trainer Marek Cieslak made the decision to start Maciej Janowski and Bartosz Zmarzlik, keeping Patryk Dudek in reserve. In the opening race of the competition, Sweden tied with Denmark 3:3. In the third race of the night, Poland faced Germany. There could be only one favourite and he did not disappoint. Zmarzlik crossed the finish line ahead of the pack, with Janowski breathing down his neck. The boys in red and white were the only team to win their first round with 5 points.
The second series started with Germany falling to Australia 4:2. Sweden gained a confident victory over Russia (5:1) after which Poland stepped up to ride with Great Britain. In keeping with his plan, Cieslak rotated his riders, replacing Janowski with Patryk Dudek. The result was a terrific run and a 4:2 win, thanks in no small part to Zmarzlik‰Ûªs furious charge to the wire. Dudek ended up third.
After two rounds, Poland was in the lead with 9 points. Sweden and Australia stood at 8 apiece.
The next race saw Denmark take down Russia, but not convincingly (only 4:2) in part because of Emil Sajfutdinow‰Ûªs excellent ride. Australia, despite being one of the favourites, ended up tied with Sweden 3:3. Jason Doyle, currently atop the general classification standings of the Grand Prix, chocked up an excellent ride. Meanwhile, Germany served up a shocker, smashing Britain ‰ÛÒ who was not so ‰ÛÏgreat‰Û