Inauguration of this year’s Speedway Best Pairs cycle was accompanied by sunny weather, 12 degrees, huge crowd on Motoarena and wonderful lineup. In an epic tournament, the best were riders, who have beaten xx team in the final.
Fans, who need to see good speedway, started to gather on Motoarena a few hours before the competition. Organizers prepared for them some attractions like Trans MF Pro Race Team, Ekantor.pl, Fogo Power and Monster Energy Speedway Team autographs sessions. In the latter team, Jack Holder replaced his brother Chris.
First series began with double Fogo Power victory against Ekantor.pl Team. In second heat, fans watched a nice fight between Vaclav Milik and Greg Hancock. American came closer and closer to Czech every lap, but finally he didn’t had any chance to overtake him. The last race of first series is also known as Monster Energy Team victory. Darryl Thorton pupils was on first two places after first corner, but finally Patryk Dudek found a way to seperate them.
After a break, second series turned out to be full of emotion. In first two starts, very brave was Max Fricke, who seemed like he really had a chance to race this season many times. As first, Australian beat Andreas Jonsson. Some time later, both of Ekantor.pl Team riders had to watch Fricke’s back. Also, very fast was Leon Madsen. Thanks to Dane, Trans MF Pro Race Team made a draw in the heat against Monster Energy Speedway Team and promote to semifinal from second place.
Also Andreas Jonsson seemed like he had a lot of contacts with his bike on the beginning of the season. His action in 12 heat, when he overtook Patryk Dudek, was applauded by fans for a long time. Unfortunately, Ekantor.pl Team riders disappointed their fans. Finally they got eliminated after basic part. The same happened with Team Bauhaus.
Fogo Power had promoted to the finals, Trans MF Pro Race Team, Monster Energy Speedway Team and Starkom Team. Thanks to new rules, the best team in basic part had an option to chose the rival in semifinal. Fogo Power manager Adam Goliński chose Starkom Racing Team, leaded by Rafał Dobrucki. Despite Vaclav Milik victory, Fogo Power came to the final with „winning draw”. In second semi, Trans MF Pro Race Team made a double victory against Monster Energy Speedway Team and came to the final, what was their best result in Speedway Best Pairs history.
Final heat was Jarosław Hampel and Emil Sayfutdinov’s show. Fogo Power riders made a double victory against Trans MF Pro Race Team, which gave them victory in first Speedway Best Pairs 2018 round. Next meeting will take place in Rzeszów on April 20th.
Speedway Best Pairs, runda I – Toruń:
1. FOGO POWER 22+5
3. Jarosław Hampel 14 (3,2,3,3,-,1,2)
4. Emil Sayfutdinov 15 (2,1,2,2,3,2,3)
14. Janusz Kołodziej 1 (1)
2. TRANS MF PRO RACE TEAM 17+1
11. Martin Smolinski 4 (0,0,-,1,1,2,0)
12.Leon Madsen 19 (3,3,3,3,3,3,1)
18. Andzejs Lebedevs 0 (0)
3. MONSTER ENERGY SPEEDWAY TEAM 16
7. Greg Hancock 8 (2,3,-,1,2,0)
8. Paweł Przedpełski 8 (1,1,2,-,3,1)
16. Jack Holder 1 (1,0)
4. STARKOM RACING TEAM 14
5. Vaclav Milik 11 (3,1,-,2,2,3)
6. Gleb Chugunov 0 (0,-,0,0,-)
15. Max Fricke 6 (3,3,0,0)
5. EKANTOR.PL TEAM 11
1. Piotr Protasiewicz 5 (1,0,1,1,2)
2. Patryk Dudek 6 (0,2,2,2,0)
13. Grzegorz Zengota NS
6. TEAM BAUHAUS 10
9. Andreas Jonsson 7 (1,2,0,3,1)
10. Jacob Thorssell 3 (2,t,1,0,0)
17. Wiktor Lampart NS
BIEG PO BIEGU:
1. Jarosław Hampel, Emil Sayfutdinov, Piotr Protasiewicz, Patryk Dudek
2. Vaclav Milik, Greg Hancock, Paweł Przedpełski, Gleb Chugunov
3. Leon Madsen, Jacob Thorssell, Andreas Jonsson, Martin Smolinski
4. Greg Hancock, Patryk Dudek, Paweł Przedpełski, Piotr Protasiewicz
5. Max Fricke, Andreas Jonsson, Vaclav Milik, Jacob Thorssell
6. Leon Madsen, Jarosław Hampel, Emil Sayfutdinov, Martin Smolinski
7. Max Fricke, Patryk Dudek, Piotr Protasiewicz, Gleb Chugunov
8. Leon Madsen, Paweł Przedpełski, Jack Holder, Andzejs Lebedevs
9. Jarosław Hampel, Emil Sayfutdinov, Jacob Thorssell, Andreas Jonsson
10. Leon Madsen, Vaclav Milik, Martin SMolinski, Gleb Chugunov
11. Andreas Jonsson, Patryk Dudek, Piotr Protasiewicz, Jacob Thorssell
12. Jarosław Hampel, Emil Sayfutdinov, Greg Hancock, Jack Holder
13. Leon Madsen, Patryk Dudek, Martin Smolinski, Piotr Protasiewicz
14. Paweł Przedpełski, Greg Hancock, Andreas Jonsson, Jacob Thorssell
15. Emil Sayfutdinov, Vaclav Milik, Janusz Kołodziej, Max Fricke
16. Vaclav Milik, Emil Sayfutdinov, Jarosław Hampel, Max Fricke
17. Leon Madsen, Martin Smolinski, Paweł Przedpełski, Greg Hancock
18. Emil Sayfutdinov, Jarosław Hampel, Leon Madsen, Martin Smolinski