Australia win race-off to reach Saturday’s Speedway World Cup final at Bydgoszcz, Poland

Australia, so disappointing at Lynn on Saturday, made up for it in Poland this evening to reach the weekend's World Cup final. Picture: Matthew Usher. Australia, so disappointing at Lynn on Saturday, made up for it in Poland this evening to reach the weekend's World Cup final. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
9:50 PM

Australia – who slumped to a shock third-placed finish in King’s Lynn at the weekend – this evening booked their place in the World Cup final.

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The Aussies won the last-chance saloon race-off in Bydgoszcz, Poland, beating Sweden by 11 points. USA finished third, despite the best efforts of the legendary Greg Hancock who secured a stunning 21-point maximum at the age of 44. Czech Republic came last. Australia will take on Great Britain – who won at the Norfolk Arena on Saturday – Denmark and the holders, and hosts of this year’s showcase, Poland, at Bydgoszcz for a shot at speedway glory on Saturday.

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