Four-time Speedway World Champion Greg Hancock is on the hunt for hardware, and he’s planning on throwing everything at it.

The Californian racer is in with a chance of a bronze medal heading into the final round in Torun, Poland this weekend as he sits just five behind Maciej Janowski, who currently sits in third place.

After an up-and-down start to the year, Greg is desperate to end with something to show for his hard work.

He said: “At the beginning of the year it felt like it took a long time to get the wheels in motion and we had a few hiccups but since then it’s been getting better and better really. We had a few small issues but we put those behind us and I’ve been piling the points up since then really and suddenly we’re close to a bronze medal.

“After my injury last year, you feel like you’re really out of the loop and you miss a lot of things. It’s not just the track time, things are moving so quickly with engines and set-up’s that you feel like you miss out a little and the first part of the year was just about gathering my thoughts and finding the consistency and the confidence that you need.

“Now I know that I’m good, the equipment is good and I believe I can win, If I didn’t believe that I wouldn’t be here, and it took a bit longer than I hoped for but I’m here and it would be a big achievement for me to get a medal. I still want to be world champion and that’ll be the goal again next year.

“For now, I’ve got to perform well and see where it gets me tomorrow night and hopefully we can bring home a medal.”

Torun’s Motoarena is the venue for the final round of the year and it’s somewhere Greg knows well from his time at KS Torun in the Polish Ekstraliga, and he can’t wait to get back there and race on what he believes is possible the best speedway track in the world.

“I love Torun, I love the track, the stadium, the fans, it’s a great place and it’s probably the best race track in the world in terms of providing high level entertainment. I can’t wait to get there and I want to win, whatever it takes to get that medal is what I’ll do and I’ll throw everything at it to try and bring a medal home.”