Maciej Janowski is on the cusp of being in the 2015 Grand Prix Series after scoring 11 points in the Lonigo-staged GP Challenge.
Poole have suffered a further blow ahead of the championship deciding play-offs, which begin on Monday week, with Josh Grajczonek sustaining a suspected broken collar-bone during the latter stages of the Premier League Riders' championship on Sunday evening.
Poole's current captain Maciej Janowski faces a vital meeting in Lonigo, Italy this evening as he stands on the verge of becoming a Grand Prix qualifier.
Defending league champions Poole have asked the big question of rivals King's Lynn in the quest for top spot in the league table by collecting their second maximum points haul of the week to move a point clear of the Stars.
Don't write the defending league champions off quite yet! That was the message that rung out loudly from the Pirates' 50-40 win at Coventry which elevated them back to top spot in the league table and determined to make a bid for choice of play-off opponents.
Sweden's Andreas Jonsson won his second ever Nordic Grand Prix, his 9th title and his first one since 2011 when he claimed victory in an incident packed 10th round of the series - the first in the history of the Grand Prix that series leader Greg Hancock has missed.
Poole's next opponents, Coventry Bees, collected a maximum 6 points from their double header fixture over Eastbourne on Friday and those results confirmed the four clubs who will contest the championship-deciding play-offs.
Poole's exciting young Czech rider Vaclav Milik appears to have escaped with just severe bruising to his hand, examinations have revealed today.
Job-hunting for 2015? If they were the Dave Watt, Lewis Bridger and Edward Kennett could hardly have done any better as they helped steer Poole to the top of the Elite League table, at least for 24 hours.
Same week, different cast, better conditions, and all-round improved performance saw Poole avenge for their 9 point defeat sustained on Monday with a near-win of their own. Instead it It was the fourth time this season the Dorset side have drawn away and just as happened at Leicester they saw a victory denied them due to a calamitous last heat.
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