Euphony Racer Matej Zagar will pit his wits against the best riders in the world on Saturday night, when he lines-up in the Slovenian Grand Prix in Krsko.

Zagar has been nominated as a wild card for the second year running in his homeland Grand Prix, and will be hoping to put in a top-class performance to impress the tournament organisers, with the hope of getting the nod for a full-time slot in the 2005 series.

Zagar will line up in heat 2 alongside Bjarne Pedersen, Mikael Max and Lukas Dryml. The first two riders go through to the next set of heats, with the third and fourth placed riders going into an eliminator.

Riders then progress through the meeting with the top eight riders from the previous Grand Prix in Sweden entering the event at heat 13.

Jason Crump currently leads the series with 114 points, with Leigh Adams and Greg Hancock next both on 91. Five-times World Champion Tony Rickardsson is fourth on 87, and reigning champion Nicki Pedersen lies fifth on 76.

Saturday's meeting is the seventh in a series of nine Grand Prix's which will decide the World Championship.

Zagar is eagerly awaiting the meeting, he said, "I had a taste of the Grand Prix last season, but I'm looking to do much better this time. I understand that there are a lot of supporters going over from Reading, so I'm looking for a good result to give them something to cheer, and also for
my own self pride."