Ahead of this year’s Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix (which will take place at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday July 21st), Swedish racer Fredrik Lindgren pulled off a dramatic last-bend move to clinch the ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix from Polish star Patryk Dudek on the line.
Lindgren’s efforts mean he leaves the Czech Republic with a one-point lead over Great Britain’s Tai Woffinden – who was left frustrated at having to retire in the final – after securing 32 points from the opening two rounds of the series.
Woffinden however, dropped only two points on his way to the final as a second in heat 15 coupled with a runners up position in the semi-final saw the Brit advance to the final heat with 16 points in the bag.
Lindgren, who matched his score of 16 from Warsaw a fortnight ago, didn’t manage to edge out Pole Dudek in the opening lap.
The experienced 32-year-old used his extensive racing brain, though, to round his younger rival on the final turn and clinch the Grand Prix in dramatic circumstances.
Russia’s Emil Sayfutdinov finished third.
A delighted Lindgren was elated after clinching the win, adding nights like this do not come around very often.
He said: “I’m super happy to get the win in Prague, it’s not often you win Grand Prix events like that.
“I’ve worked really hard and have put a tough winter behind me after picking up some injuries.
“I’m happy to be here, and to win is awesome.”
British hope Craig Cook continues to learn the Grand Prix trade as he finished the night on two points.
Next up for the SGP stars is the Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix at the Casa Arena in Horsens on June 30.
You can get tickets to see the 2018 Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix LIVE in Cardiff next month here.