At the biggest sporting event in history in Međimurje, 6,500 fans from around the world cheered on their favorite riders at the sold-out Millennium Stadium in Dongji Clariebek during the Tenix FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Croatia.
The best rider in a 23-run full-turn race Bartosz Zmarzlik Born in Poland, who won second place in two world champions in 2021.
Last weekend, after the Millennium Stadium hosted the final qualifying race for the World Championships for the past two years in a row, Medimre welcomed the 16 best riders in the world.
Wildcards were passed to the winner of these qualifications, Slovenian best driver MatejŽagar, and the two reserves were Slovenian and Hungarian drivers Nick Škorja and Dennis Fazekas.
With 12 days of construction, 14 production trucks, 4 TV equipment, and the work of about 200 members of the production and organization team, Medimre was sent to the world.
More than 40 countries are broadcasting the Tenix FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Croatia live, the first race of the World Speedway Championship.
Doyle, Holder, Dudek and Lambert faced off on their first run, and the first victory of the night went to Briton Lambert, who was rewarded for his pre-season training in Croatia.
Nick Škorja had the opportunity to please nearly 1,000 Slovenian fans on his third run when Danish driver Anders Thomsen tore the start ribbon too early.
“This was one of the greatest Grand Prix races of all time. Riders used every corner of the track and witnessed the best rides in the world. Hosting such an event is very complex and comprehensive, especially. We did our best, because this was the first race for the promoter after taking over the license from FIM, and I think it was visible to all viewers not only live but also on TV. We are honored and proud to host the biggest event in the history of touring, “said the race director. Darija Pavlic..
As a wildcard, MatejŽagar was very combative and finished the night in 3rd place in the second semifinal. A great ride sent him to an elite group of only 11 riders in the history of the Grand Prix tournament, earning over 1000 points.
“Thanks to the organizers for inviting me. I am honored to be able to ride a track with a special atmosphere that I am familiar with. I am relaxing here and of the whole family of Pavlic and the club. Thank you for your hospitality. It’s a great course and organization and I hope the Grand Prix tradition continues here, “said Matei Zagar after the race.
After making 22 runs in the final, I saw the Polish duo Zmarzlik and Janowski with Danes Anders Thomsen and Mikkel Michelsen. The start was repeated as Michkelsen collapsed on the first turn. On repeated runs, Michelsen climbed to his first Grand Prix podium and Janovsky was second.
To please the crowded Millennium Stadium with hundreds of Polish fans, the winners of the race were elusive Polish drivers and multiple world champions Baltic Suzumarzlik.
“I’m tired, but I rode the Polish League on Friday, ran over 1000 km and arrived in time for training,” said Zmarzlik. “At first I was a little worried about this track, but after running it four times everything was organized. I’m happy to win tonight. Donji Kraljevec’s track is short and at first I feel safe in the corners I didn’t, but everything was great after warming up. “
Machey Yanovsky finished in the second step, finishing 9th in qualifying and 2nd on the eve of the semi-finals. “From the beginning of the training, I felt great. The engine setup went well. I may not have seen it in qualifying, but everything was great when it came to racing.”
European champion Mikkel Mikkelsen kicked off the season with a training camp with the Danish national team on this track. , I’m collecting points and I’m happy with the race! “
In the first place, this award was given to Bartos Zumalslik by Secretary of State Sandra Harman of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Damie Zamana’s second prize was awarded by the Deputy Director of FIM of the World Motorcycle Federation, and third place was awarded on behalf of general sponsor Tehnixeko industry Željko Horvat.
François Ribeiro, director of the Discovery Sport event, who owns the right to host the Speedway Grand Prix race for the next 10 years, also saw the race from the stand. “We chose to start the season in Croatia. It was great to see the crowded stands at the Millennium Stadium. We are confident that thousands of fans enjoyed the amazing speedway. The goal was to provide an additional experience through LED screens, fan zones and new statistics. We look forward to the next race in Warsaw on May 14th. “
Results Tehnix FIM Speedway Grand Prix Croatia:
1 Bartosz Zmarzlik 20, 2 Maciej Janowski 18, 3 Mikkel Michelsen 16, 4 Anders Thomsen 14, 5 Leon Madsen 12, 6 Matej Zagar 11, 7 Robert Lambert 10, 8 Jason Doyle 9, 9 Fredrik Lindgren 8, 10 Martin Vaculik 7 11 Dan Bewley 6, 12 Patryk Dudek 5, 13 Tai Woffinden 4, 14 Jack Holder 3, 15 Max Fricke 2, 16 Pawel Przedpelski 1, 17 Nick Skorja 0, 18 Dennis Fazekas 0.
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