Torun, Poland has become the spiritual home of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series and the 2022 edition wrapped up with an epic race in front of a sold-out crowd at the MotoArena.
We knew heading into the series finale that the gold medal was going to be draped round the neck of Polish sensation Bartosz Zmarzlik, but there was still plenty to race for – and what a brutal battle it was.
Whilst Zmarzlik knew his fate, there were plenty of guys still fighting for position, with only the top six racers guaranteed a spot in next year’s series and anybody outside of that sweating on receiving a ‘wild card’ pick from the FIM.
Our guys Freddie Lindgren, Patryk Dudek, Dan Bewley and Tai Woffinden were all in that top six tussle, but there was agony and ecstasy between them with only two making the cut.
Dudek headed into this round in third place overall and the favourite to get the bronze medal, but he had his worst round of the season and his P15 finish meant he dropped down to overall seventh place.