The beginning of World U-21 Championships took place In Vojens In 1977. The winner of first junior WCH was Dane Alf Busk. Since that competition 38 riders from 8 countries won the championship. More than 30 finals were played in one-day system, so form of the day was very important. Since 2010, FIM decided to create U-21 WCH cycle, with more rounds included. Most eliminations took place in 2012 – 7. Then the cycle visited Argentina.


Interestingly, only two riders won the championship two times. Who? No surprises – Emil Sayfutdinov and Darcy Ward. Russian rider took the title in 2007 and 2008 with 9 wins in 10 races. “Darky” won in Gorican in 2009 and in the first cycle in 2010, when title had been decided in race-off, - Ward, Maciej Janowski and Maksim Bogdanov were competing. This year, the best duo could compete in max Fricke. Interestingly, rider from Mansfield took the title last year without victory in any round.


Since 2016, one of the organizers is One Sport company. The historical moment took place in Gdańsk, when for the first time Eurosport had shown U-21 WCH in the TV all over the world. Furthermore, in 2017, whole cycle will be sponsored by huge firm and everything will be shown by Eleven Sports TV station.

 

2017 season was a historic one for the Individual Speedway Junior World Championship. Thanks to promoter - One Sport, it was the first time, when series got a titular sponsor - EKO-DIR Recykling and all of the rounds were broadcasted live on Eleven Sports and YouTube. Rivalry in 2017 was taken under a command of Maksym Drabik - Polish rider dominated rounds in Poznań and Pardubice, which led him to reaching for gold. Behind Pole's back there was a strong battle for silver between world champion from 2016 - Max Fricke and Polish rider - Bartosz Smektała. It was in the very last, final heat of the night in Pardubice, when Pole secured this spot and got silver hanged on his neck.

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U21 Round 3: Pardubice
11.09.2017
U21 Round 2: Güstrow
25.07.2017
U21 First Round - Poznań
09.06.2017
Press Conference - Poznań
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Organizers

FIM One Sport

Host Cities

Poznan Gustrow Pardubice

Official Broadcaster

Eleven

Sponsors

Eko-Dir Poczta Polska BOLL

Partners

Media partners

SF