So far, only two riders has grabbed the Individual Speedway Junior World Championship title twice in a row. In 2007 and 2008, Emil Sayfutdinov ended at the top and next two seasons belonged to Darcy Ward. Maksym Drabik has a real chance not only to equalize this score, but even to grab three titles in a row.
It's this Friday, June 29th, when in Latvian Daugavpils, world's top junior riders will start their rivalry in FIM Speedway U-21 World Champion
Today we met three permanent Wild cards for thisyear FIM Speedway U-21 World Championships. The „speedway battlepasses” have been Niven to international pure talents – Filip Hajek (Czechia), Filip Hjelmland (Sweden) and Davis Kurmis (Latvia).
On Saturday, June 16th, took place three speedway U21 World Championship elimination rounds. There we know 12 riders, who will take part in junior world’s fnals this season. Another three places are for „wild cards”.
On June 29, the first round of the Individual Junior World Championships will be held. At the initiative of the organizer of the junior championships, the One Sport company, the competition is moved from Holsted to Daugavpils.
Last season wasn't good for Danish speedway. Average results in Speedway Grand Prix, Speedway Euro Championship, some events ended with injuries or bad U21 riders’ performance in Worlds. It seems like season 2018 is coming with new chances.
Bartosz Smektała has got a phenomenal season behind, which was confirmed by a long list of medals reached in 2017. One of the most precious ones is definitely silver in the U21 World Championship. In 2018, one of the rounds of the world's best juniors rivalry, will be taken in Leszno, which is Smektała's home track. As he admits, right now, he's fully focused on qualifying to the series.
The best junior rider in 2018 will be chosen in three final rounds. Today, during #LetsMakeSpeedway gala, organized in CKK Jordanki in Toruń, we meet official calendar of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship.
Maksym Drabik had a spectacular season, full of successes reached on speedway tracks. Next to the Individual Speedway Junior World Champion title or Team Junior World Championship, he also got silver in Team Polish Championship. As he says, his vacation's coming to an end and winter will be a time, when he's all about to polish his form for upcoming season.
Honorary patron of this year's Eko-Dir FIM Speedwya U21 World Championship, Ryszard Czarnecki says only in growing terms about recently finished rivalry for the world's best junior title. Vice-President of the European Parliament admits that he was impressed not only with its line up, but also choice of venues.
Kacper Woryna was ranked in 4th position in the overall classification of Eko-Dir FIM Speedway U21 World Championship. Pole was second in the final round in Pardubice and thanks to his good overall score, he got himself right behind the podium of the series.
Max Fricke did not defend the title of Individual Speedway Junior World Champion. In the last round of this year's series, which was taken in Pardubice, Australian rider got 13 points and in the general classification of Eko-Dir FIM Speedway U21 World Championship was ranked in 3rd position, losing only one point to Bartosz Smektała, who was 2nd.