FREDDIE THIRD IN MALILLA

Saturday August 12, 2017
WOLVERHAMPTON skipper Freddie Lindgren finished third in Saturday's Swedish Speedway Grand Prix in Malilla.

The 31-year-old dropped just one point from his programmed rides before winning his semi-final.

But he was unable to get across Swedish compatriot Antonio Lindback who gated well before being denied glory on the final bend after a last gasp blast around the boards saw Polish sensation Bartosz Zmarzlik take the chequered flag.

Said Lindgren: "Of course when you make the Final you want to win it but to finish on the box in third place is still amazing.

"I'm really pleased with my own performance and it was another top night for me.

"For me and Antonio to have such a great night in our home GP was really pleasing too and it was a brilliant meeting for everyone."

Lindgren's 18 point haul shot him right back into contention for a Championship medal, as he now sits on 76 points, just four behind third placed Patryk Dudek.

Lindgren will be back in action for the Parrys International Wolves at Monmore Green on Monday when King's Lynn are the visitors. The Stars are led by newly crowned European Under-19 Champion Robert Lambert.

SWEDISH FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX, Malilla
Bartosz Zmarzlik 15 (1st), Antonio Lindback 19 (2nd), Fredrik Lindgren 18 (3rd), Maciej Janowski 13 (4th), Tai Woffinden 14, Emil Sayfutdinov 10, Martin Vaculik 10, Piotr Pawlicki 6, Niels-Kristian Iversen 6, Chris Holder 6, Patryk Dudek 5, Jason Doyle 5, Peter Kildemand 4, Matej Zagar 3, Linus Sundstrom 2, Martin Smolinski 1.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After round 7 of 12)
Maciej Janowski 88, Jason Doyle 83, Patryk Dudek 80, Fredrik Lindgren 76, Tai Woffinden 71, Bartosz Zmarzlik 70, Emil Sayfutdinov 68, Martin Vaculik 59, Antonio Lindback 55, Chris Holder 50, Piotr Pawlicki 50, Matej Zagar 50, Greg Hancock 45, Niels-Kristian Iversen 44, Peter Kildemand 26, Vaclav Milik 13, Nicki Pedersen 8, Maksims Bogdanovs 8, Kenneth Bjerre 7, Przemyslaw Pawlicki 3, Craig Cook 2, Josh Bates 2, Linus Sundstrom 2, Nick Skorja 1, Martin Smolinski 1, Josef Franc 0, Matej Kus 0, Adam Ellis 0.

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