PIRATES pair Shamek Pawlicki and Maciej Janowski are through to the final stage of Grand Prix qualifying - the Grand Prix Challenge.

Pawlicki advanced with 11 points from five rides in Czestochowa, Poland, while Janowski secured his place with 10 points in Gorican, Croatia.

However, Poole second-stringer Vaclav Milik is out after managing just three points in Poland.

The GP Challenge takes place in Lonigo, Italy in September.

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