Danish SGP Doesn't Disappoint

HOLDER AND WOFFY SHARE THE #DANISHSGP SPOILSA lot of thrills, a fair few spills and two of our guys on the podium. It’s fair to say it wasn’t a bad night at the Danish Speedway Grand Prix…The CASA Arena in Horsens is more used to playing host to the world’s biggest rock stars but the decibels were smashed in a totally different way this weekend when the world’s best speedway riders thrashed their 500cc machines round a custom-built speedway track.This is the strongest SGP line-up in years and that means anybody can win, with Poland’s Maciej Janowski taking victory this time after coming out on top of an epic battle with Chris Holder.The final saw Janowski and Holder line up alongside current world champ Tai Woffinden and three-time winner Nicki Pedersen, and it got pretty messy.Holder made a perfect start to charge into an early lead but the action was behind him. Pedersen ran Woffinden wide and then got out of shape, forcing the world champion to take evading action and both men ended up in a crumpled heap beside the fence.The referee decided Pedersen was at fault and cheesed off 15,000 Danish fans hoping to see their hero on the top step by disqualifying him from the re-run.It was Janowski who got the holeshot second time round but Holder reeled him on the third lap only for the Polish prodigy to catch him again and hold on for the win.With Holder in second and Woffinden third it meant that they went joint-top of the overall standings with 39 points and kept up their record of making every final so far this season.The main right on their coattails is the third claw-bearer in the series – the evergreen Greg Hancock. GH, recently turned 46, was flawless during the qualifying races and was seconds away from joining Holder and Woffinden in the final when disaster struck.Greg hit a hole on the second bend and got way out of shape, forcing him into the fence and it was only his best bucking bronco impression that kept him on the bike at all. He ended up with 14 points on the night though and is still right in the title hunt.Speaking after another rollercoaster night, world champ Woffinden told us; “After my first race I was I thought ‘this is going to be a hard night’ but we made a massive change to the bike and it started to work.“I keep saying this year that I’m not riding anything like what I want to be riding like but we’re getting there. It’s only round three and it’s a long season but we’re at Prague next and that’s a track I like so we’ll keep pushing. It’s nice to see my name at the top early on but it doesn’t really mean anything at the moment.”Tai shares the lead with 2012 world ruler Chris Holder, who was stoked to reach another Final after a tough couple of years.“I’m happy to keep making the finals, especially after my first two races tonight that weren’t so good! Obviously I want to start winning them but if you’re in the final you’re making big points so I won’t complain. Hopefully it’s just around the corner now!” said CH.The tour takes a two-week break now before rolling into Prague, Czech Republic.