Jurica Pavlic didn't hide his happiness after winning SEC Challenge in Zarnovica. The croatian and eight other speedway riders qualified to the finals of Individual European Championships. Today we present the statements of saturday's competition riders. About their experiences said: the winner Pavlic and the Russians - Roman Povazhny and Grigorij Laguta.
Jurica Pavlic (Croatia - 12 points):
I am very happy with win and qualification. I’ve ruined one heat but this is history now. I felt very confident on the bike tonight. But I need to admit when I felt once stones on me when I was in the back I made everything to be in front till the rest of the tournament and I managed to do that. To be honest my satisfaction is double ‘cause two SEC final rounds will be held on my home tracks in Gorican and Rzeszów. I can assure you that everywhere and especially there I will do my best.
Grigorij Laguta (Russia - 10 points):
When I collected 10 points I was very happy. Earlier in the meeting I have ruined my first race but it was to tight in the beginning of the corner. I have new engine from my tuner so when I found correct set up everything was just great for me from that time. Superb that I am in the SEC finale because that is the point. I can’t wait for the beginning in Gdańsk and of course for rest of the competitions. Believe me, You will see great speedway there.
Roman Povazhny (Russia - 10 points):
I came over here with one thought In my mind, to qualify, and it Just happen. My bikes were fantastic and I was fully focused . Why am I racin’ with stoppers in my ears? I don’t want to listen to the others ora watch for them, I prefere to listen to myself. Before extra heat quite long we were talkin’ with the boys if we should race or not. The rules were clear about that and finally I came second but that race was totally without any pressure. Real racin’ will beagin in the SEC finals.