The pages of the record books were well thumbed as statisticians looked to find the last time that a Poole side had lost four consecutive league matches in a row - a fact that dates back some 35 years, but with Somerset becoming the fourth side to raid the Pirates ship in as many home meetings, Poole have now suffered such a bad sequence of results three times in their history.
BRADY KURTZ gambled on his rib injuries to try and give his world U21 title aspirations as he returned to the saddle in Poznan, Poland for the first of the three-round championship, but victory went to the son of former Pirate Slawomir Drabik, Maksym.
Former Pirate Maciej Janowski claimed his second consecutive Grand Prix victory as he triumphed in the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.
Poole boss Matt Ford has called time on Krzysztof Kasprzak's indifferent performance and replaced him with Edward Kennett, subject to BSPA approval.
Poole's forthcoming home meeting against the Somerset Rebels will incorporate a special charity event for local hospice Forest Holme.
A spate of misfortune early on saw the Pirates concede too much ground to form side Swindon as they slumped to their third successive home league defeat.
VOLVO CARS POOLE PIRATES staged an intense fightback after trailing by 10 points within 5 heats to end Wolverhampton's long unbeaten home spell.
On the eve of his 25th birthday Finnish rider Timo Lahti has been confirmed as the latest Pirates' recruit as a replacement for Nicolai Klindt, who has taken the tough decision to sit out the remainder of the season.
Despite a previous night home defeat and facing a 12-6 deficit after just three heats in Norfolk the VOLVO CARS POOLE PIRATES turned their evening around to post another four valuable league points into their account.
Struggling VOLVO CARS POOLE PIRATES suffered their second successive home league defeat as they crumbled beneath the Stars, producing just five race winners over the course of the meeting which saw a double figure return for Chris Holder as he led the visitors to victory with four impressive wins of his own.
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