The remaining places in the Grand Prix Challenge are up for grabs this weekend with the final two World Championship qualifiers taking place on Saturday.

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Zarnovica in Slovakia and Lonigo in Italy are the two venues as riders compete for spots at Pardubice in early October.

Robert Lambert lines up in Zarnovica where his opponents include another current GP rider Martin Vaculik and two former GP stars Anders Thomsen and Patryk Dudek, along with Brady Kurtz in what appears a tough meeting on paper.

The Slovakian event is also the qualifier which is likely to only receive three riders to progress, if there are no Czech Republic riders making it through to the Challenge.

Meanwhile Dan Bewley is in the Lonigo qualifier, a meeting which features 2024 GP newcomer Szymon Wozniak and Aussie duo Jack Holder and Jaimon Lidsey.

This weekend’s PGE Ekstraliga action gets underway on Friday with undefeated leaders Lublin travelling to struggling Leszno, who are without injured duo Janusz Kolodziej and Damian Ratajczak and are set to face a full strength Lublin including their GP quartet of Bartosz Zmarzlik, Holder, Fredrik Lindgren and Dominik Kubera.

Also on Friday, Zielona Gora host Czestochowa with both sides very much in need of points. The home side have only won once this season, although they do sit fifth in the table, but Czestochowa are bottom with just one point so far.

Lambert and Bewley are back to league action on Sunday, with Bewley joining up with Tai Woffinden as second placed Wroclaw host Gorzow, who are just one place behind them.

Meanwhile Lambert will be in the Torun team travelling to Grudziadz, with the home side rocked by the loss of Jason Doyle with a fractured rib after his crash at King’s Lynn on Thursday.

That will give Torun encouragement to challenge for an away win which could push them up into the top three depending upon the result at Wroclaw.

Round 6 of the fixtures in Metalkas 2. Ekstraliga is split over two weekends, with two matches taking place this Sunday (May 26) and two more on June 9 – after the Round 7 fixtures.

League leaders Rybnik race in the second batch meaning Krosno could move level on points if they win at how to Ostrow, whilst the other fixture has relevance at the bottom of the table.

Gdansk are second from bottom with just one point so far, and they host Lodz who have lost all four of their matches.
Tom Brennan competes for the home side along with Danish duo Nicolai Klindt and Niels-Kristian Iversen, and their opponents include UK regulars Luke Becker and Benjamin Basso.

There is only one fixture in the National Speedway League this weekend, which is a catch-up match from Round 2 as Opole host Landshut on Sunday.

The German side will go top of the table with a win, whilst the hosts are currently bottom and are one of three teams on two points.