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.
Poole's two representatives in the Monster Energy SWC Final, Chris Holder and Maciej Janowski both top-scored for their respective nations but the top honours were fought out between the Scandinavian teams from Sweden and Denmark.
A perfect 21 point maximum for GB's Tai Woffinden wasn't enough to push the Lions into Saturday's Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup Final as Poland, led by Poole skipper Maciej Janowski, achieved their goal for the injured Jaroslaw Hampel.
Chris Holder scored 11 points for Australia as they inched into Saturday's Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup Final sending Team GB into Thursday night's Race Off.
Poole skipper Maciej Janowski scored 13 points along with former Pirate Przemyslaw Pawlicki in the opening round of the 2015 SWC finals for a Poland side seriously hampered through the loss of GP rider Jaroslaw Hampel in Gniezno on Saturday.
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