Poland’s world No.3 Maciej Janowski is determined to keep his cool in the red-hot atmosphere of the PZM FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Warsaw at PGE Narodowy on May 13.

Magic has come close to winning twice in Poland’s capital city, finishing second in both 2017 and 2018.

The Polish fans are yet to celebrate a home Warsaw winner, and Janowski certainly isn’t short of motivation to deliver that elusive victory. But he’s also determined to hold his nerve in his quest to top the podium in front of over 50,000 fans.

He said: “The SGP series is very demanding. I think Warsaw is the biggest speedway event in the calendar; everyone is 150 percent motivated to win in Warsaw.

“We Poles ride ‘at home’, but everyone can win because it is a temporary track. The key to success is how you feel on race day and the most important thing is to keep calm – to focus. It`s hard to do if you see 50,000 fans inside the stadium. But it motivates you too.”

Janowski ended his wait for a Speedway GP World Championship medal in Torun last October, snatching third place in the final 2022 standings – his best-ever finish in the series.

But bagging bronze isn’t enough to satisfy the Wroclaw-born racer, who only has gold in his sights.

He said: “For the last five to six years, I was focused on winning as much as I could in Speedway GP, and the title of world champion was always my goal. I begin every season with this goal.

“It doesn`t matter that I`m a bronze medallist now. I’m just a more experienced rider than last year. I`m fully focused on fighting for gold.”

Janowski could get two chances to go for World Championship gold this year, as he is expected to feature in Poland’s team for the FIM Speedway World Cup Final at Wroclaw’s Olympic Stadium on July 29.

The Poles are seeded straight through to the Final as host nation and will face off with the winners of Semi-Finals 1 and 2 and the Race Off, which also take place in Wroclaw that week.

Having spent almost his entire career racing at the Olympic Stadium, hometown hero Janowski can’t wait to fly the Polish flag in front of his local crowd.

He said: “The World Cup has always been a unique event, and when I had the opportunity to race in the SWC, I was proud.

“Me and my teammates have the same goal. It’s very cool to ride for Poland. For one week we can forget about our club matches and it’s special for me to be a part of the national team Poland.

“The final will be on my home track in Wroclaw, where I grew up, so I am very happy. I`m fully motivated to achieve the best result with Team Poland.”

Tickets are still available for the FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Warsaw. Join the likes of Janowski, triple world champion Bartosz Zmarzlik and former world No.2 Patryk Dudek for an unforgettable night of racing.

Secure your seats now via www.KupBilet.pl as well as  https://www.ebilet.pl/sport/sporty-motorowe/speedway-grand-prix.

Admission is free for children under six years old with an adult guardian – the child sits on their guardian’s lap.

Programmes will be available for purchase via https://www.kupbilet.pl/, priced at 30 PLN. Fans will receive a voucher, which can be exchanged for a programme on race day at PGE Narodowy.

Any questions regarding tickets can be directed to the hotline: +48 695 378 585, open from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 16:00, or use the 24/7 electronic consultant on https://www.kupbilet.pl/.