That commences our coverage of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix, held in Teterow, Germany. Dudek was the winner meaning we've had four different winners this year. Join us again on June 25 for the next round in Gorzom, Poland.
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Championship after four rounds
- 1 Bartosz Zmarzlik (Poland) 62
- 2 Maciej Janowski (Poland) 51
- 3 Leon Madsen (Denmark) 50
- 4 Fredrik Lindgren (Sweden) 46
- 5 Tai Woffinden (United Kingdom) 43
- 6 Robert Lambert (United Kingdom) 36
- 7 Martin Vaculik (Slovakia) 35
- 8 Patryk Dudek (Poland) 35
- 9 Jason Doyle (Australia) 35
- 10 Mikkel Michelsen (Denmark) 34
- 11 Max Fricke (Australia) 32
- 12 Dan Bewley (United Kingdom) 32
- 13 Anders Thomsen (Denmark) 29
- 14 Jack Holder (Australia) 26
- 15 Pawel Przedpelski (Poland) 15
- 16 Matej Zagar (Slovakia) 11
- 1 Patryk Dudek 20
- 2 Bartosz Zmarzlik 18
- 3 Fredrik Lindgren 16
- 4 Robert Lambert 14
- 5 Dan Bewley 12
- 6 Tai Woffinden 11
- 7 Leon Madsen 10
- 8 Jack Holder 9
- 9 Maciej Janowski 8
- 10 Kai Huckenbeck 7
- 11 Martin Vaculik 6
- 12 Anders Thomsen 5
- 13 Jason Doyle 4
- 14 Pawel Przedpelski 3
- 15 Max Fricke 2
- 16 Mikkel Michelsen 1
Dudek takes the win
Easily the best man on track in Teterow, Dudek topped the qualifying heats and converted that to a win in Germany.
Final – Dudek, Lambert, Zmarzlik, Lindgren
Dudek carried on his stellar night by converting to a win. Zmarzlik came in second, Lindgren in third and Lambert in fourth.
Final Draw - Dudek, Lindgren, Zmarzlik, Lambert
Dudek goes with Gate 1, Lindgren picks Gate 4, Zmarzlik with Gate 3 and Lambert is left with Gate 2.
Semi Final 2 – Lindgren, Holder, Bewley, Zmarzlik
Lindgren and Zmarzlik take the last two final spots. Bewley battled with Zmarzlik but wasn’t able to beat him, despite Zmarzlik having issues with the track. Holder also out.
Semi Final 1 – Dudek, Woffinden, Madsen, Lambert
Dudek and Lambert are the first two through to the final. Woffinden tried to battle for second but Lambert got the better of him. Woffinden and Madsen are out.
Semi Final Draw 2 – Bewley, Lindgren, Zmarzlik, Holder
Gate 3 for Bewley, Gate 1 for Lindgren, Zmarzlik goes with Gate 4 and Holder for Gate 2.
Semi Final Draw 1 – Dudek, Woffinden, Lambert, Madsen
Gate 1 for Dudek, Gate 2 for Woffinden, Gate 4 for Lambert and Gate 3 for Madsen.
The final eight after qualifying heats
Janowski is the surprise omission, failing to make it through to the top eight. Zmarzlik's night took a bad turn and he looked as if he was fighting his bike around the track. All three Brits made it through with Bewley shining the most. Dudek is the clear standout of the night, having a better night than those previously this year.
- 1 Patryk Dudek 13
- 2 Dan Bewley 12
- 3 Fredrik Lindgren 11
- 4 Tai Woffinden 10
- 5 Bartosz Zmarzlik 10
- 6 Robert Lambert 9
- 7 Leon Madsen 8
- 8 Jack Holder 8
HEAT 20 – Lambert, Bewley, Dudek, Janowski
Dudek send himself flying to the win in the final qualifying Heat. Lambert claimed second with Bewley in third. Janowski had given up and crawled across the line in fourth.
HEAT 19 – Thomsen, Vaculik, Zmarzlik, Holder
Holder pushed to the front and claimed the win. Zmarzlik managed to slip through to second after Thomsen in third and Vaculik in last, fell back, with Vaculik giving up and slowing down.
HEAT 18 – Woffinden, Fricke, Doyle, Przedpelski
Woffinden takes another win but had some pressure from Doyle in second. Fricke took the final point with Przedpelski coming in last.
HEAT 17 – Madsen, Lindgren, Michelsen, Huckenbeck
The two Danish men of Madsen and Michelsen had a great tussle, but it was Madsen who was victorious. Lindgren managed to slip through in second after Michelsen had a stop of trouble to see him fall to third. Huckenbeck came last.
Going into the last set of heats
Bewley has now taken the top spot and looks the strongest man on track. A rare pointless round leaves Zmarzlik down in fourth. Let take a look at those currently occupying the top eight.
- 1 Dan Bewley - 11
- 2 Patryk Dudek - 10
- 3 Fredrik Lindgren - 9
- 4 Bartosz Zmarzlik - 8
- 5 Tai Woffinden - 7
- 6 Robert Lambert - 7
- 7 Maciej Janowski - 6
- 8 Kai Huckenbeck - 6
HEAT 16 – Woffinden, Holder, Janowski, Michelsen
Woffinden takes his second win of the night. Holder came in second and Michelsen in third, getting his first point of the night. Janowski took home nothing.
HEAT 15 – Przedpelski, Thomsen, Huckenbeck, Lambert
Przedpelski is down on the first lap and excluded. This track is a tough cookie tonight. Huckenbeck is next to be excluded for going too early before the tapes are up. Norick Blodorn is subbed in. Lambert shoots out of the Gate, and it was his race from that moment. Thomsen takes second with Blodorn in third.
HEAT 14 – Fricke, Zmarzlik, Lindgren, Dudek
Lindgren takes a surprise but deserved win. Dudek takes second with Fricke in third. Zmarzlik has a rare pointless round, coming back in last.
HEAT 13 – Doyle, Vaculik, Bewley, Madsen
Doyle is excluded after the first corner after hitting a rut. The final three are left to compete. Bewley’s night is going from strength to strength, taking the win after the re-start. Vaculik guides in home in second with Madsen taking the final point in third.
Track giving drivers a bad time
The ruts are really starting to form on track
"You can see the ruts getting really deep,” Scott Nicholls said on track after heat 12. “If the ruts get too deep, the engine grinds out and they can’t get the run to the first corner.
“We’ve seen how rutted the track is, and it is going to be difficult to enter the first turn.
“Starts are crucial but even more so tonight.”
How does the top eight look?
Zmarzlik carries on his dominance, with Dudek and Bewley not too far behind. Woffinden is just scrapping the top eight.
- 1 Bartosz Zmarzlik - 8
- 2 Patryk Dudek - 8
- 3 Dan Bewley - 8
- 4 Fredrik Lindgren - 6
- 5 Kai Huckenbeck - 6
- 6 Maciej Janowski - 6
- 7 Pawel Przedpelski - 4
- 8 Tai Woffinden - 4
HEAT 12 – Zmarzlik, Janowski, Huckenbeck, Doyle
Zmarzlik takes his second win of the evening. Huckenbeck has been a strong Wild Card, giving Zmarzlik a hard time towards the end and claimed second. Janowski takes third with Doyle last.
HEAT 11 – Lindgren, Woffinden, Thomsen, Bewley
Bewley is having the time of his life in Germany. He takes the win, fighting off the charging Woffinden. However, Woffinden makes a mistake, allowing Lindgren through for second. Woffinden takes the final point with Thomsen last.
HEAT 10 – Vaculik, Lambert, Michelsen, Fricke
Vaculik had a better heat, coming away the victor and kick starting his night. Fricke runs wide on the last lap leaving the door open for Lambert to take second. Michelsen is having a night to forget with no points.
HEAT 9 – Holder, Przedpelski, Madsen, Dudek
Madsen looked to claim the win, but he hit a rut leaving Dudek to capitalise and take the win. Madsen had to settle with second, followed by Holder in third. Przedpelski rounded out the Heat in fourth.
Top eight after eight
Zmarzlik, Janowski, Dudek and Bewley have nothing between them, sitting on five points each. Przedpelski, Lindgren and Huckenbeck have four. Woffinden rounds out the top eight on three points after his stunning win in Heat 5.
- 1 Bartosz Zmarzlik - 5
- 2 Maciej Janowski - 5
- 3 Patryk Dudek - 5
- 4 Dan Bewley - 5
- 5 Pawel Przedpelski - 4
- 6 Fredrik Lindgren - 4
- 7 - Kai Huckenbeck - 4
- 8 Tai Woffinden - 3
HEAT 8 – Janowski, Lindgren, Vaculik, Przedpelski
Gate 4 seems to be the winner tonight. Przedpelski has a flying start and holds on all Heat. Janowski had a little mistake in second but was able to hold off Lindgren in third. Vaculik, winner in Prague, came last.
HEAT 7 – Dudek, Michelsen, Doyle, Thomsen
The top three battled, but it was Dudek who was the victor. Thomsen kicked started his night in second with Doyle in third. Michelsen had another scoreless round. A big rut is starting to form, leaving the riders to battle the track tonight.
HEAT 6 – Bewley, Huckenbeck, Fricke, Holder
Bewley has a dodgy start but can keep his bike under control to take the win. Holder followed him in second with Huckenbeck in third. Fricke hit a few ruts in the ground, narrowly avoiding the wall. He continued on but his Heat was ruined and finished last.
HEAT 5 – Zmarzlik, Madsen, Lambert, Woffinden
Woffinden storms past Zmarzlik to take his first win of the night after a disappointing exclusion. Zmarzlik can’t keep up and takes second. Lambert claims the final point with Madsen coming back pointless.
After Four Heats
Zmarzlik, Janowski, Lindgren and Huckenbeck have each won a Heat a piece. Madsen, Doyle, Dudek and Bewley take fifth through to eighth after coming second in their first Heat's.
HEAT 4 – Michelsen, Bewley, Przedpelski, Zmarzlik
Another strong start from Gate 4 gives Bartosz Zmarzlik his first win of the night. Dan Bewley is hit by Pawel Przedpelski but can continue and take second with Przedpelski in third. Michelsen crossed the line last.
HEAT 3 – Huckenbeck, Dudek, Woffinden, Vaculik
Martin Vaculik and Tai Woffinden both have an individual mistake at the same time on the third lap and are out of the Heat. With the duo excluded, it left just Kai Huckenbeck and Patryk Dudek to compete. The home talent Huckenbeck took the win, leaving Dudek with two points in second on a picture perfect finish.
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HEAT 2 – Lambert, Doyle, Holder, Lindgren
Out of Gate 4, Fredrik Lindgren takes the win. Jason Doyle claims second. Robert Lambert had a strong start, but a mistake cost him the win and he fell to third. Jack Holder was the pointless man.
HEAT 1 – Madsen, Fricke, Thomsen, Janowski
Maciej Janowski capitalises from a Leon Madsen mistake to take the first win of the night. Max Fricke takes the final point in third with Anders Thomsen’s woes continuing, finishing last.
Here we go
The first four riders are getting ready to get this show on the road.
Zmarzlik on top
Despite not reaching either of the previous two finals, Zmarzlik is still the man on top of the Championship.
CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER THREE ROUNDS
- 1 - Bartosz Zmarzlik (Poland) 44pts
- 2 - Maciej Janowski (Poland) 43pts
- 3 – Leon Madsen (Denmark) 40pts
- 4 – Mikkel Michelsen (Denmark) 33pts
- 5 – Tai Woffinden (United Kingdom) 32pts
- 6 – Max Fricke (Australia) 31pts
- 7 – Jason Doyle (Australia) 31pts
- 8 – Fredrik Lindgren (Sweden) 31pts
- 9 – Martin Vaculik (Slovakia) 29pts
- 10 – Anders Thomsen (Denmark) 24pts
- 11 – Robert Lambert (United Kingdom) 22pts
- 12 – Dan Bewley (United Kingdom) 20pts
- 13 – Jack Holder (Australia) 16pts
- 14 – Patryk Dudek (Poland) 15pts
- 15 – Pawel Przedpelski (Poland) 12pts
- 16 – Matej Zagar (Slovakia) 11pts
Tonight's Wild Card
Kai Huckenbeck is the Wild Card for tonight's action. The German rider is given his chance to shine in front of his home crowd.
Hello and Welcome
We're already at Round Four of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix. This time around we are at Teterow, Germany. Martin Vaculik won last time out in Prague but it wasBrtosz Zmarzlik who was on top in qualifying earlier on today. The live action starts at 6pm.
Zmarzlik tops tight qualifying session at Teterow
Bartosz Zmarzlik topped qualifying in Teterow on Saturday, narrowly beating out Robert Lambert. Zmarzlik makes it four out of four, being the only man to top a qualifying session so far this season.
Leon Madsen had taken the lead early on before Great Britain’s Tai Woffinden went in front. However, Woffinden ended the session fifth fastest with Madsen down in seventh.
Read the full report here.
How to watch?
Discovery+ will provide live, ad-free coverage of every race as well as interactive services. Race action will also be live on Eurosport 2, with highlights and reaction on the Eurosport website.
- Each round will feature 16 riders racing against each other in 20 heats, every heat consisting of four riders completing four laps of the track.
- The winning rider in each heat will be awarded four points, two points for second, one for third and zero for fourth.
- The eight riders with the most points at the end of the heats stage then move on to two semi-finals, with the top two from each of these semis then facing off in the final.
The 2022 Speedway Grand Prix will be available live and ad-free on discovery+ with live race action also on Eurosport 2.
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