They may have been absent from Wimborne Road for three weeks but the Poole Ready Power Pirates certainly hadn't forgotten how to ride the Dorset track as they put Lakeside Hammers to the sword with a trouble-free 60-30 league win that more than satisfied their captain Maciej Janowski.
Poole captain Maciej Janowski bounced back quickly from his three point yield in the British GP at Cardiff to be crowned Polish champion on Sunday evening.
Despite missing out on what would have been his first gold medal since Cardiff 2012 - the year he was ultimately crowned world champion - Chris Holder finished in Cardiff as the night's highest scorer.
If facing a side unbeaten at home was not a stern test in itself then losing the services of a key rider of the capabilities of Chris Holder before a wheel had been turned and then falling 10 points behind in the space of the first five heats was simply making things significantly tougher but the Poole Ready Power Pirates suffered the agony of a last heat concession to deny them an unlikely but would have been deserved victory at King's Lynn.
Poole Ready Power Pirates had to be content with a solitary league point from their first visit of the season to Belle Vue despite opening strongly and leading for much of the meeting.
Kacper Gomolski claimed his place in this year's GP Challenge which will be held in his native Poland on September 5th.
Pirate Dakota North scored 7 points on Saturday in a GP qualifier in Riga.
Poole were displaced at the top of the Elite League on Monday night when Coventry Bees secured an away draw at Belle Vue.
An industrious performance from the Ready Power Pirates earned them the bragging rights over their closest rivals Coventry in a high fuelled speedway affair as Poole moved three points clear at the top of the Elite league.
Season Starts March 2018 (for 2017 table click here)