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Zmarzlik claims first Prague win to snatch FIM SGP World Championship lead

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Zmarzlik claims first Prague win to snatch FIM SGP World Championship lead
Bartosz Zmarzlik
World champion Bartosz Zmarzlik was elated to break his Prague jinx after storming top of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championship with victory in Visit Czech Republic SGP round five on Friday.

Zmarzlik arrived at Marketa Stadium having reached just one semi-final in four appearances at the Czech capital track.

But after battling to a strong 11 points in the heats, he won a semi-final showdown with Tai Woffinden after Jason Doyle and Leon Madsen were both excluded for moving at the start.

He then topped the podium after beating three-time Prague winner Woffinden, Slovak star Martin Vaculik and Russian racer Emil Sayfutdinov in the final.

Zmarzlik‰Ûªs victory and 20 championship points saw him overhaul Fredrik Lindgren for top spot in the SGP standings on 79, with the Swedish ace in hot pursuit on 78 after scoring 12 points for finishing fifth in the meeting.

Victory in Prague was a huge moment for Zmarzlik after missing out on the Czech SGP semi-finals on his last three appearances at Marketa Stadium.

‰ÛÏI am very happy. This is the first time in my career I have won in Prague. For me, that is very nice because the previous rounds here have been a big problem. The most I have scored recently is eight points, which is not such a good result," Zmarzlik said.

‰ÛÏWhat a special meeting today! The first two races were not so bad, but after that the setup changed and my bike wasn‰Ûªt working so well. But after the last heat, it was better and I am very happy. I would like to say a big thank you to the Polish fans and everyone. This is for you,‰Û
Zmarzlik claims first Prague win to snatch FIM SGP World Championship lead
VISIT CZECH REPUBLIC SGP ROUND FIVE POINTS:
1 Bartosz Zmarzlik 20 Points
2 Tai Woffinden 18 Points
3 Martin Vaculik 16 Points
4 Tai Woffinden 14 Points
5 Fredrik Lindgren 12 Points
6 Jason Doyle 11 Points
7 Artem Laguta 10 Points
8 Leon Madsen 9 Points
9 Max Fricke 8 Points
10 Patryk Dudek 7 Points
11 Mikkel Michelsen 6 Points
12 Maciej Janowski 5 Points
13 Niels-Kristian Iversen 4 Points
14 Matej Zagar 3 Points
15 Antonio Lindback 2 Points
16 Eduard Krcmar 1 Points
17 Vaclav Milik 0 Points
18 Jan Kvech 0 Points

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:
1 Bartosz Zmarzlik 79 Points
2 Fredrik Lindgren 78 Points
3 Tai Woffinden 71 Points
4 Maciej Janowski 62 Points
5 Leon Madsen 59 Points
6 Artem Laguta 55 Points
7 Jason Doyle 53 Points
8 Martin Vaculik 51 Points
9 Emil Sayfutdinov 50 Points
10 Max Fricke 32 Points
11 Matej Zagar 30 Points
12 Niels-Kristian Iversen 28 Points
13 Mikkel Michelsen 24 Points
14 Patryk Dudek 23 Points
15 Gleb Chugunov 16 Points
16 Anders Thomsen 10 Points
17 Antonio Lindback 8 Points
18 Eduard Krcmar 1 Points

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