EKSTRALIGA | BEWLEY HEROICS KEEP WROCLAW IN POLISH TITLE HUNT

18/09/2023

EKSTRALIGA | BEWLEY HEROICS KEEP WROCLAW IN POLISH TITLE HUNTEKSTRALIGA | BEWLEY HEROICS KEEP WROCLAW IN POLISH TITLE HUNT

Speedway GP star Dan Bewley stormed to a sensational 16 paid 17 points for Wroclaw in the PGE Ekstraliga play-off final, first leg as hosts Lublin took charge 51-39 on Sunday.

Despite heading to the home of the reigning champions without triple world champion Tai Woffinden and world No.3 Maciej Janowski, Wroclaw incredibly managed to stay within 12 points of their rivals going into next Sunday’s title decider at the Olympic Stadium.

In the absence of his Speedway GP rivals, Bewley delivered an heroic performance over six rides and was beaten only by SGP title contender Fredrik Lindgren in heat 10.

Bewley was brilliantly backed up by 12 points from 2021 Speedway GP world champion Artem Laguta and 10 from Polish star Piotr Pawlicki.

Former world No.2 Jaroslaw Hampel led Lublin to victory on 10 paid 11 points, while triple world champion Bartosz Zmarzlik scored 10 following his disqualification from Saturday’s DeluxeHomeart FIM Speedway GP of Denmark – Vojens.

Vojens runner-up Lindgren collected eight paid 10, while Aussie ace Jack Holder – third in Denmark – added eight, and double SGP2 champion Mateusz Cierniak scored six paid seven.

Meanwhile, Torun took charge of the third-place play-off as former world No.3 Emil Sayfutdinov stormed to a 15-point maximum to lead the hosts to a 50-40 win over Czestochowa.

Sayfutdinov was very well supported by a 12-point haul from GB star Robert Lambert, with Wiktor Lampart notching nine paid 10 and former Speedway GP star Pawel Przedpelski scoring seven paid nine points.

Vojens victor Leon Madsen notched nine paid 10 for the Lions, with Jakub Miskowiak adding eight paid 10 and Maksym Drabik scoring eight paid nine. Mikkel Michelsen registered six points.

The second leg of the third-place play-off will be staged in Czestochowa next Saturday, with the PGE Ekstraliga title decider in Wroclaw on Sunday.

For full details of Sunday’s results and scorers, click here: https://speedwayekstraliga.pl/