MADSEN: TIGHT AT THE TOP

23/06/2022

MADSEN: TIGHT AT THE TOP
Danish racer Leon Madsen believes the Speedway GP title race will “come down to the wire” as he bids to overcome a Danish crash and step up his championship challenge in Gorzow on Saturday.

Madsen travelled back to Poland for treatment after suffering a heavy fall in the opening heat of Wednesday’s Danish Championship Final in Holsted.

Early reports from his Polish club Czestochowa suggested he was just battered and bruised and suffered no broken bones.

He will be determined to find his best form for the 3W FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Gorzow this Saturday. Madsen is third in the Speedway GP standings on 50 points – just 12 behind leader Bartosz Zmarzlik and one short of second-placed Maciej Janowski.

The former European champion is determined to make sure Zmarzlik doesn’t extend his advantage on his PGE Ekstraliga home track as he bids to set up an epic race for the Speedway GP title.

He said: “We can’t allow Bartek to pull further away than he is now because then I think the gap will be too big. But for sure, we are still here and still in it to fight for the championship.

“I am going to do my very best and I am sure all the speedway fans are going to see a fight for the World Championship that’s going to come down to the wire and the very last meeting. I think it’s going be exciting and interesting.

“We have had two very tough meetings in Prague and Teterow. They were very tough for me. I still managed to get away from them with decent points and still in a position where I am able to fight for the World Championship.

“I am sure we are now heading towards some good racing tracks and I very much look forward to that. I know I will produce a good performance.”

Madsen’s best Speedway GP performance was his second-place finish at the Orlen FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Warsaw. He has also reached the semi-finals of each of the other three rounds.

But Madsen is confident his best is yet to come. He said: “I feel like I haven’t had any good GPs this year except for Warsaw, and yet still I am up there – one point from second place. I am quite amazed about that and I feel like as soon as I get things going more my way, I will push harder for that first spot. I am sure you haven’t seen the best of me this year in the GPs yet.”