Exclusive: ‘Polish fans will make it very special’ – F1 driver Robert Kubica cannot wait until Poland GP
The Alfa Romeo driver previewed the race in an exclusive interview for Eurosport Poland. He said: “For sure Bartosz Zmarzlik, is one of the favourites and I would like to see him win, but we are here watching the best riders in the world. It's never easy to win and I think in this special environment there are also technical differences to a normal stadium or track.
'I can't wait!' - F1 driver Kubica thrilled to watch Speedway in Warsaw
“For sure Bartosz Zmarzlik, is one of the favourites and I would like to see him win, but we are here watching the best riders in the world. It's never easy to win and I think in this special environment there are also technical differences to a normal stadium or track.
“There is always a question mark, but for my crossed fingers will be for Zmarzlik. I'm looking forward to being part of this show and I will remember it for all my life.”
'It's going to be an incredible event' - Gortat looking forward to Warsaw GP
Former Polish professional basketball player Marcin Gortat will also be a keen spectator and is also hoping for a strong performance from Denmark’s Mikkel Michelsen, who he knows personally.
“It looks big, it's my first time here. I've never seen Speedway with probably about 40, 50 or 60,000 people in the stadium. It's going to be an incredible event. Hopefully Polish people will be in the top three," said Gortat, who played for the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers as a centre in the NBA.
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“You still got to remember that you have guys like Tai Woffinden, who is still struggling right now in the league, but is still a very experienced player. You have Mikkel Michelsen who is in incredible shape and he's definitely thinking about winning his first grand prix, so there are a lot of riders that can compete for the top one seat.
“Hopefully Bartosz Zmarzlik is going to dominate it all, but I'd also like to see Mikkel in the top three because I know him personally.”
The 2022 Speedway Grand Prix will be available live and ad-free on discovery+ with live race action also on Eurosport 2.