Great Britain are through to the Speedway of Nations Final after a hard-fought second place at Belle Vue on Tuesday.
Alun Rossiter’s side finished behind meeting winners Sweden, but crucially notched a 4-2 when the two nations met in Heat 20 with Tai Woffinden winning the race ahead of a spectacular battle between Fredrik Lindgren and Robert Lambert.
And that result put GB back above Australia in the standings after conceding a shock 5-1 when they met in Heat 17.
Australia completed the qualifiers for the two-day Final event in Wroclaw, overcoming the Czech Republic in the knock-out heats at the end of the meeting.
Woffinden scored 14 points with Lambert on eight from five rides, Craig Cook having collected third place in Heat 2.
Lambert said: “We went with the plan to use Craig in the first heat and me in the next one and see who’s firing.
“I got a win so Alun put me in the next heat and we carried on.
“I would have been the same if Craig was going well. You’ve got to do what’s best for the team on the day. We’re a three-man team and if someone is having a bad day, the other one can step in. It worked well in the end.”