Polish champion Maciej Janowski charged to his first FIM Speedway Grand Prix triumph in Daugavpils tonight, and pledged to forget all about it!
The two-time FIM Speedway Under-21 world champion topped the Rietumu Bank Latvian SGP rostrum on 12 points when the meeting was curtailed due to heavy rain after heat 20.
Triple world champ Nicki Pedersen was second, pipping third-placed Troy Batchelor after they tied on 11 points with three wins and two third places apiece. This meant the Dane got the verdict, having won their head-to-head battle in race 16.
But Janowski was the clear winner ‰ÛÒ less than two weeks after being crowned Polish champion for the first time.
Despite his speedway CV getting more impressive by the week, the 23-year-old remains firmly grounded and focused on his next meeting, pledging to forget any celebrations until the winter.
The Wroclaw and Poole skipper said: ‰ÛÏOf course this is a big success for me and my team. Winning a GP is something I have wanted and tried to do my whole career. I hope this is not the last GP I win. For sure this will make me put in more hard work.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm happy I have this trophy. I was looking at it on the presentation and thinking ‰Û÷maybe one day.‰Ûª Today is the day and I‰Ûªm very happy." Janowski said.
‰ÛÏI feel pretty normal, though. I‰Ûªm really happy with my points, but this meeting has gone already. I want to prove I can stay in the top eight and start thinking about next season. I will celebrate, but after the season.
‰ÛÏThis is the middle of the season. I‰Ûªll stay focused on the next few rounds, the Polish league and the British league. Now there is still so much to do.
‰ÛÏBut I want to say thank you to all my fans, my team and my sponsors. I had big support before the meeting, so I thank everyone.‰Û