After a four-year break, world's top junior riders are going back to the city, which is in love in speedway more than any other - Lublin, to compete and fight for the first points in overall classification of Individual Speedway Junior World Championship. Meeting in Lublin runs on June 22nd, 5:30 PM CET at the stadium near Aleje Zygmuntowskie 5.
Viktor Trofimow received the wild card for the first round of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship, which will be held on June 22nd in Lublin (Poland).
After Saturday's qualifying round, there were three unknown names for upcoming junior world championship. Now, we know that it will be Bartosz Smektała, Jamon Lidsey and Dominik Moeser joining cycle's line up.
For speedway fans, Lublin is connected with fantastic feat of local team, who promoted from 2nd Polish Division to PGE Ekstraliga in only two years. However, in 2019 on MOSiR Bystrzyca Stadium will come not only league meetings. In June, Polish city will host first round of U21 World Championships.
Speedway community in Lublin have an epic season ahead of them. On MOSiR Bystrzyca stadium will fight the best riders in the world. Local team, after 20 years make a comeback to PGE Ekstraliga and on June 22nd Lublin will host U21 World Championships final.
Lublin, Güstrow and Pardubice are the venues for upcoming FIM Speedway U21 World Championship 2019.
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.