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LINDGREN'S SEMI-FINAL FRUSTRATION

Freddie Lindgren insisted “I pretty much didn’t have anywhere to go” after his semi exclusion cost him the chance to go third in the world.

12 / 09 / 2017, 11:42

Swedish star Freddie Lindgren insisted “I pretty much didn’t have anywhere to go” after missing the chance to go third in the World Championship following his IPONE German SGP semi-final exclusion on Saturday.

Lindgren suffered a high-speed fall going into bend three in semi-final two after being squeezed by Matej Zagar and Patryk Dudek, with all three chasing the same racing line.

In terms of the championship, it was only Doyley who got away really. I was level on 11 points with Dudek on Saturday and gained on Maciej Janowski and Tai Woffinden.

Freddie Lindgren

With referee Alex Lyatosinskyy forced to exclude someone, it was Lindgren who had to sit out the re-run, ending his night on a useful 11 points and 98 overall, re-taking fourth place from Tai Woffinden, who has 94.

But Lindgren, who lines up in the Stockholm SGP at Friends Arena on September 23, left Germany three points short of Maciej Janowski in third on 101 – a tally he could have surpassed he had not been booted out of his semi.

Reflecting on his exclusion, the gutted Andorra-based man said: “I pretty much didn’t have anywhere to go.

“I was already on the inside line. Zagar came to the left and then Dudek did it. There was no room and there are no brakes on these bikes.

“There was nothing I could do. I can understand the referee excluding me in one way, but of course it was a hard decision.”

With leader Jason Doyle on 114 piling up 17 points in Teterow, he now holds a 10-point lead over nearest rival Patryk Dudek, with Lindgren 16 short of the Aussie.

But with Dudek on 104 only six ahead of the Swede, Lindgren knows he’s very much in the medal race.

He said: “In terms of the championship, it was only Doyley who got away really. I was level on 11 points with Dudek on Saturday and gained on Maciej Janowski and Tai Woffinden. Overall, it wasn’t too bad, but I could have done with a few extra points.”

 

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