Speedway Grand Prix: Matej Zagar denies Tai Woffinden

Last Updated: 17/05/14 8:56pm

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Matej Zagar: Victory in Finland

Matej Zagar: Victory in Finland

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Matej Zagar got the better of world champion Tai Woffinden to claim his maiden Grand Prix victory in Finland.

The Belle Vue Aces star claimed his first ever Grand Prix success, having previously made it to the last four on seven occasions.

This time Zagar swept to victory in Tampere, getting the better of Woffinden in the final after he had made the gate-  but a mistake coming out of the last bend on lap 3, allowed Zagar through to claim the chequered flag.

Afterwards a delighted Zagar said: "I'm not a virgin anymore, finally I got the win!"

Despite losing out to Zagar, Woffinden would have been delighted with his second place as it was by far his best performance of the season and he finished the evening as the top points scorer.

Fredrik Lindgren took third ahead of US veteran Greg Hancock - although those two would have been hoping for more having led the qualifying rounds on 12 points.

Aussies Troy Batchelor and Chris Holder along with Nicki Pedersen and German star Martin Slominski bowed out in semi-finals.

Indeed the result from the evening means injured Pole Krzysztof Kasprzak stays on top of the rankings, but less than ten points separates the top-ten riders - which now includes Woffinden.

Britain's other represenative Chris Harris well off the pace with just four points on the night.

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