2020 is the year that should have seen the young American launch his European career. Having impressed in the 2019 in the US Speedway of Nations side, the Californian had the attention of clubs across the Old Continent.
On 13 April 2019, the (then) 19-year-old was involved in a severe crash in the Italian speedway league. Fans in the stadium knew it was serious when they heard the young Italian’s screams of pain. Later in the hospital, it was revealed that he had fractured his femur and would be out for a least six months.
Along with U21 rival Oleg Michailov, Marko Levyshyn signed with Lokomotiv Daugavpils in 2020. However, unlike the Latvian he has not raced in the eWinner1 League.
Finnish rider, Niklas Sayrio, who goes by the nickname, Nicce, will be 21 years old the very day after he competes in his first ever FOGO FIM U21 World Championship in Pardubice.
Due to an injury suffered during the PGE Ekstraliga match, Wiktor Lampart will not perform in the Fogo FIM Speedway U21 World Championship final, which will be held in Pardubice. Lampart will be replaced by Jakub Miśkowiak.
The FIM has decided to withdraw definitively the homologation granted to the tyre manufacturer Anlas. As a result, the use of Anlas tyres is banned from any upcoming FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championships, FIM Speedway of Nations and FIM Speedway Under 21 World Championships.