Gleb Chugunov is the biggest young star in russian speedway. 19-year old rider, due to bad injury, started in only one round of U21 World Championship 2018. In Pardubice he scored 7 points and won one race. Ufortunately, he couldn’t take part in competitions in Daugavpils and Leszno.
Speedway is unpredictable. Despite the fact, that before last U21 World Championship round nobody expected the miracle, it did happen. Bartosz Smektała got 6 points which were essential in order to beat Maksym Drabik and won gold. Fogo Unia Leszno pupil shocked not only fans and specialists, but also himself.
Davis Kurmis is a 20-year old Latvian from Daugavpils. Lokomotiv’s pupil made a debut in U21 World Championships in 2018, when organisers gave him a wild card. Unfortunately, that wasn’t his cycle, because he finished 17th with only 7 points.
Andreas Lyager finished 2018 U21 FIM Speedway Championships on 5th position. Dane, for whom it was second season in U21 Worlds, with 29 points, has been placed behind the biggest favourites – Bartosz Smektała, Maksym Drabik, Robert Lambert and Dominik Kubera.
2018 season was first for Robert Chmiel in U21 FIM Speedway World Championships cycle. Young rider from Rybnik had a pretty good reasult – he finished 9th with 11 points. It’s important to remember, that beginning wasn’t as good as final score. In Daugavpils, Pole scored only 1 point. Also in Leszno it was only a little bit better, because ROW Rybnik rider finished competition with 4 points. Now he’s explaining, that in Latvia he had some bad luck.
19-year-old Oleg Mihailov is a huge hope for Latvian speedway. Lokomotiv Daugavpils’ rider started in one round of U21 World Championships 2018 and made a really good result. On his hometrack he scored 12 points. Young Latvian came to the top of world’s juniors very fast.
He was one of the candidates to fight for medals, but injury destroyed his season. Britton Dan Bewley finished U21 World Championship’s cycle on 8th position. 19-year-old rider finished so high despite the fact that he didn’t participate in last round in Pardubice.
Very exhausting season is now behind Dominik Kubera. Unia Leszno pupil tried to get a U21 World Championship medal. He rode on equal level for the whole year, but he lost the final battle for the podium. It’s right time to summarize last few months.
Bartosz Smektała became the Individual Speedway Junior World Champion 2018. Polish rider got a fantastic win in the final round of the series in Pardubice and grabbed the globe's best junior title.
Maksym Drabik became the silver medalist of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship 2018. In the final round of the series, held in Pardubice, Polish rider got 13 points and ended the meeting as fourth.
Robert Lambert was third in the FIM Speedway U21 World Championship 2018 series. In the last round in Pardubice, "Ruthless" got 18 points and ended as second. What's intereting, Brit started at a totally different engine that he had planned to.
Incredible final round in Pardubice. Bartosz Smektała caught up a six-point loss to Maksym Drabik and became the Individual U21 Speedway World Champion.