The latest Speedway Grand Prix race in Warsaw began with a present of solidarity among neighbours Ukraine and Poland following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
With more than 50,000 enthusiasts packed into the national stadium in Warsaw, a enormous Tifo screen was unveiled with the flags of Ukraine and Poland stitched jointly.
The gesture took position for the duration of the Polish national anthem ahead of the race and was greeted with warm applause by supporters in the floor.
Tifo through Poland countrywide anthem at Warsaw SGP in solidarity with Ukraine
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The 2022 roster of experienced riders features three Poles including championship favorite Bartosz Zmarzlik, as nicely as Patryk Dudek and Pawel Przedpelski.
Defending winner from 2021 Artem Laguta and Emil Sayfutdinov, who finished 3rd, have been not able to contend in this year’s championship soon after the FIM banned Russian athletes from competing following the invasion.
Ukrainian rider Vitalii Lysak was named as a reserve for the race as element of a more gesture from the hosts.
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