Pepe is left down in the dumps

IPSWICH Witches' Man of the Meeting Piotr “Pepe” Protasiewicz was left down in the dumps after his final race which saw him and team-mate Mark Loram concede a 5-1 that gave Reading a 10-point victory last night.

By Mike Bacon

IPSWICH Witches' Man of the Meeting Piotr “Pepe” Protasiewicz was left down in the dumps after his final race which saw him and team-mate Mark Loram concede a 5-1 that gave Reading a 10-point victory last night.

Protasiewicz had been in superb form throughout the meeting, but he was on the wrong end of a maximum score in heat 15 which did not finish an otherwise successful night for the Grand Prix star very well.

“All night I have been making good gates, but in my last race, I just started from the wrong place,” Protasiewicz said. “It was all my fault, it was the same for everybody, but I am just so angry with myself with my last ride.


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“But it was a good meeting for me overall and I think we have a big chance to get the bonus point on Thursday, but it is a big job.” Kim Jansson said: “I feel sorry for the team because I have not scored as many tonight as I should have. There was a lot of grip from gate four, but the rest of the races I was struggling to find any.

“The problem was that I was killing the engine if I picked up too much dirt; I just felt so much I was on the edge of it all going wrong. I am especially disappointed with my last race because I did make a decent start and then lost it.”

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Ipswich reserve Daniel King finished with a fine victory in heat 14 and he said: “I knew gate four was the best and I had it in my last ride, so I took full advantage.

“I showed I am as fast as anyone when I am out there and I am feeling more relaxed in my riding which is also helping”.

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