On Sunday the 11th round of Polish PGE Ekstraliga was held. The most controversial was the match in Rzeszow where the local team PGE Stal beat KS Torun 49:40. It was only in the first phase of the meeting when two riders were excluded to the end of the match. In the first heat Mirosław Jabłoński from the team of hosts and a few heats later Oskar Fajfer from KS Torun.
Current season is Piotr Protasiewicz's sixteenth representing Indianerna Kumla. It's the Indians' stadium, where the third round of Speedway European Championships will be held (August 15).
Martin, the beginning of Speedway European Championships series wasn’t very successful for you this year because in Torun you scored only five points. Why did it happen?
- I wasn’t fast enough on this track. I didn’t find the right setups, it was really tough and that’s why it happened what happened and the result was as it was…
The event in Kumla will be special for Antonio Lindbaeck who starts in the local team Indianerna. However that’s not everything, “Toninho” has a big chance to win a medal of Individual European Championship and great start at his home stadium ICA Maxi Arena can help him to achieve it.
On Tuesday evening two matches of Swedish Elitserien were planned. However the weather wasn’t nice for fans and riders in Hallstavik where local Rosspiggarna hosted Ikaros Smederna Eskilstuna. The match was stopped after ten heats and score 30:30 was taken into consideration to the league table. In the second meeting Lejonen Gislaved lost on their home track with Piraterna Motala 39:51.
On August 15th in Swedish Kumla the third round of Speedway European Championships will be held. Fredrik Lindgren has received the wild card for this event. Joel Andersson and Fredrik Engman will be reserves.