Inauguration of this year's Speedway U21 competition is getting closer. The best young riders of the world will meet in English King's Lynn, where the first battle for points will be taken. Local fans surely count on more than a success in a single round. Good beginning can get their riders close to fight for the top spots. How have the hosts' representatives been doing in U21 so far?
In the recent years, Poles have dominted the rivalry for becoming the junior world champion. Who will end as the best one this time and will the hegemony of riders from Poland be broken?
FIM have carried out the draw for the first final of the 2016 Under 21 World Championship which will take place at the Adrian Flux Arena, Kings Lynn on Saturday June 18th. The twelve qualifiers along with three permanent Wild Cards and an entry nominated by the host nation will compete in the meeting which promises an evening of high octane racing from speedway’s rising stars.
Maksym Drabik had a crash during the Swedish league match. His leg was broken in three spots. This injury means, that son of famous rider Sławomir Drabik will not start in the first round of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship.
The FIM is pleased to announce that it has made its selection the permanent wild card riders and nominated substitute riders for the 2016 FIM Speedway Under 21 World Championship Final Series, which will begin at the Adrian Flux Arena, Kings Lynn, Great Britain on 18th June.
Despite the unfavorable weather, Qualifying Round for the Individual Speedway Junior World Championship was held. After 12 heats meeting ended and Dimitri Berge was on top of the table at that moment.
Max Fricke won the second eliminations final to the FIM Speedway U21 World Championship. Bartosz Smektała, who defeated Eduard Krcmar in the additional heat, was second. Advance was also reached by Brit, Josh Bates, who took 4th place in Pocking.
Maksym Drabik with the maximum - 15 points got the advance to the FIM Speedway U21 World Championship with no bigger effort. Even after losing some starts, Pole was able to pass rivals at the distance. Next to Pole, another riders got the promotion: Viktor Kulakov (Russia), Adam Ellis (Great Britain) and Patrick Hansen (Denmark).
Right before the first qualifications final to FIM Speedway U21 World Championship, a press conference concerning cycle's organization by One Sport, was held. From this season, Junior World Championship will go under auspices of One Sport - company that raised European Championship to the next level. New logo has been revealed and some other information concerning U21 round in Pardubice.
Another qualifying round to the U21 World Championship will be held in Manchester. On May 21, at the Belle Vue Aces' track riders including Paweł Przedpełski will make a struggle to go through.
German Pocking will host the second round of qualifiers for the U21 World Championship on May 21.
On May 20, in Pardubice, first of three qualifying rounds to the U21 Speedway World Championship will be taken. It's worth mentioning that on September 16 second round of U21 will also take place in Pardubice.