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Janusz Kolodziej buoyed by first-ever FIM Speedway Grand Prix win

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Janusz Kolodziej buoyed by first-ever FIM Speedway Grand Prix win
Janusz Kolodziej on his way to his maiden win at the ANLAS Czech Republic SGP in Prague on Saturday night.
Polish racer Janusz Kolodziej admits becoming an FIM Speedway Grand Prix winner has boosted his belief on the world stage after triumphing at the ANLAS Czech Republic SGP in Prague on Saturday.

Kolodziej raced to the first SGP win of his career on his first final appearance since 2010, beating Leon Madsen, Patryk Dudek and Australian Jason Doyle in the decider.

Dudek holds top spot in the World Championship ‰ÛÒ level on 40 points with Madsen ‰ÛÒ as the pair maintained their record of reaching every final this year.

But the night belonged to an elated Kolodziej ‰ÛÒ a man competing in his first SGP season since 2011.

Underlined the class that has taken him to three Polish Championships with an unforgettable performance in Prague to notch 15 points ‰ÛÒ putting him seventh in the standings on 26.

And having recorded his maiden SGP victory, Kolodziej says he has the belief to chase further success.

Now maybe after this win, I can believe more in myself and I will try to win more.
Janusz Kolodziej
‰ÛÏBut there is not too much pressure on me. The best situation for me is when I just race. I don‰Ûªt like too much pressure. We will see what happens. But this is so, so amazing. I am older, but I can still win,‰Û
Janusz Kolodziej buoyed by first-ever FIM Speedway Grand Prix win
Janusz Kolodziej (C) takes his first ever win.
ANLAS CZECH SGP SCORES:
1 Janusz Kolodziej 15 points
2 Leon Madsen 14 points
3 Patryk Dudek 12 points
4 Jason Doyle 12 points
5 Max Fricke 13 points
6 Fredrik Lindgren 12 points
7 Emil Sayfutdinov 11 points
8 Artem Laguta 9 points
9 Bartosz Zmarzlik 8 points
10 Maciej Janowski 7 points
11 Robert Lambert 6 points
12 Vaclav Milik 4 points
13 Martin Vaculik 4 points
14 Matej Zagar 4 points
15 Antonio Lindback 4 points
16 Niels-Kristian Iversen 3 points
17 Zdenek Holub 0 points
18 Ondrej Smetana DNR

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:
1 Patryk Dudek 40 points
2 Leon Madsen 40 points
3 Bartosz Zmarzlik 36 points
4 Fredrik Lindgren 32 points
5 Emil Sayfutdinov 30 points
6 Martin Vaculik 28 points
7 Janusz Kolodziej 26 points
8 Niels-Kristian Iversen 24 points
9 Jason Doyle 23 points
10 Artem Laguta 22 points
11 Robert Lambert 21 points
12 Matej Zagar 17 points
13 Antonio Lindback 17 points
14 Max Fricke 16 points
15 Tai Woffinden 15 points
16 Maciej Janowski 11 points
17 Bartosz Smektala 10 points
18 Vaclav Milik 4 points
19 Matic Ivacic 2 points

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