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13:23 And that concludes our coverage

The scene is now set for tonight's showcase. Join us this evening for all the action of the Czech Speedway Grand prix, with racing set to start at 6pm.
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13:20 Draw has finished

The start number selection has commenced. Zmarzlik, unsurprisingly, picked 5 with Fricke going with 13.
  • 1 – Bartosz Zmarzlik (Poland) - 5
  • 2 – Max Fricke (Australia) - 13
  • 3 – Robert Lambert (United Kingdom) - 9
  • 4 – Leon Madsen (Denmark) – 12
  • 5 – Dan Bewley (United Kingdom) - 1
  • 6 – Martin Vaculík (Slovakia) – 14
  • 7 – Paweł Przedpełski (Poland) - 2
  • 8 – Fredrik Lindgren (Sweden) - 10
  • 9 – Tai Woffinden (United Kingdom) - 8
  • 10 – Mikkel Michelsen (Denmark) - 4
  • 11 – Jan Kvech (Czech Republic) - 6
  • 12 – Patryk Dudek (Poland) - 15
  • 13 – Maciej Janowski (Poland) - 7
  • 14 – Anders Thomsen (Denmark) - 16
  • 15 – Jack Holder (Australia) - 11
  • 16 - Jason Doyle (Australia) - 3

13:11 Final qualifying standings

Zmarzlik stayed on top, with Fricke and Lambert not too far behind.
  • 1 – Bartosz Zmarzlik (Poland)
  • 2 – Max Fricke (Australia)
  • 3 – Robert Lambert (United Kingdom)
  • 4 – Leon Madsen (Denmark)
  • 5 – Dan Bewley (United Kingdom)
  • 6 – Martin Vaculík (Slovakia)
  • 7 – Paweł Przedpełski (Poland)
  • 8 – Fredrik Lindgren (Sweden)
  • 9 – Tai Woffinden (United Kingdom)
  • 10 – Mikkel Michelsen (Denmark)
  • 11 – Jan Kvech (Czech Republic)
  • 12 – Patryk Dudek (Poland)
  • 13 – Maciej Janowski (Poland)
  • 14 – Anders Thomsen (Denmark)
  • 15 – Jack Holder (Australia)
  • 16 - Jason Doyle (Australia)

13:07 Zmarzlik undefeated

Zmarzlik makes it three for three, being the fastest man in all the qualifying sessions so far.

13:01 No improvements

As the session comes to a close, riders are struggling to beat any of their earlier times.

12:53 Back on track

After the last bit of track grading, the last groups will start going out. Lindgren has decided he's happy with his time and won't be going back out again.

12:47 Final runs now starting

Every rider will now got out and complete their final laps, can anyone beat Zmarzlik?
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12:43 Fricke gets into the 14's

Fricke sets a time of 14.999, making him the second man of the day to get into the 14's.

12:40 Track is slowing

A few groups of riders have gone out but are struggling to beat their earlier times. Looks as if Zmarzlik could be the fastest today.

12:33 More track grading

While the track is going through some more grading, lets take a look at our top three. Zmarzlik is the only rider to get into the high 14's so far, putting him top. Just one-hundredth of a second separates Lambert in second and Madsen in third. It's tight timings out there.

12:28 Lambert steals it

Lambert does a 15.017 and steals that second place from Madsen.

12:26 Madsen goes second

Madsen has done his second set of laps and managed to slot himself into second place. He'll be pleased with that.

12:23 No time faster than Zmarzlik

Jack Holder, Daniel Klima and Petr Chlupac are the last to set their first laps but none of them trouble those on top.

12:20 Riders resume

Maciej Janowski, Max Fricke and Jason Doyle resume the proceedings with Fricke now second fastest.

12:10 First break

We now have our first break in proceedings while track grading happens.

12:08 Zmarzlik goes fastest

Home grown talent Jan Kvech gets his first lap times in. Bartosz Zmarzlik goes fastest with a 14.780. Pawel Przedpelski can only get a time in the low 15's.

12:06 Times aren't getting faster

Patryk Dudek, Fredrik Lindgren and Mikkel Michelsen set their first times. Their times are in the low 15's but still not as quick as Bewley

12:04 Second set out

Tai Woffinden, Anders Thomsen and Robert Lambert are up next, but none of them can quite beat Bewley.

12:02 Bewley sets the benchmark

Bewley sets the best lap time so far of a 15.048.

12:00 First riders getting ready

The first three riders are getting ready to set their first laps of the day. Dan Bewley, Martin Vaculik and Leon Madsen now on track.

Hello and Welcome

The third round of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix is ready for all the action. This time around, we're in Prague at the Marketa Stadium. All 16 riders will be competing this afternoon to make sure they have the best gates, ready for tonight's showcase.

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 .

How qualifying works

Qualifying takes place on the same day as the race and allows the rider to secure first choice of starting number.
Every rider will start from each of the four gates at least once, but will start from one gate twice. Qualifying practice provides the opportunity to ensure they have the right starting positions at the right time.
Riders take to the track in groups of three, trying to clock the fastest laps in three blocks of two minutes. The rider who records the fastest lap is rewarded with first choice of starting number for the event. Second place chooses next and this continues right down to 16th place selecting last.
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