What a crazy afternoon it was on Sunday in Italy. Additional heat was needed to get the full line up of promoted riders from the third qualifying round to FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship and there were four riders fighting for the last spot. Surprisingly, title's defender - Max Fricke wasn't able to go through.
Third rider of last year's FIM U21 World Championship, Robert Lambert, won the second qualifying round to this year's tournament. Promotion was also reached by Evgeni Kostygov, Dimitri Berge and Bartosz Smektała, who won the additional heat.
Maksym Drabik gave no chance to the others and got a confident win in the 1st qualifying round to FIM U21 World Championship. Other spots were secured by Brady Kurtz, Dominik Kubera and Lukas Fienhage.
On May 19 and 20, final rounds of qualifications to this year's Eko-Dir FIM Speedway U21 World Championship start. There are 12 spots waiting for riders and they will fight for them in Pardubice, Eskilstuna and Terenzano.
Joel Andersson is one of the Swedish riders, who can accomplish huge results in the future. Now the U-21 national champion told us that his situation is tough, but he doesn’t want to give up.
Max Fricke got the 5th place and Jack Holder 9th in the Individual Australian Championship. Four-round series was won by Sam Masters. In this year's championship, it was the U21 world champion, who coped better. In three rounds, Fricke presented some great speedway, especially in Mildura and Undera, where he got the second and third position.
We had three Brits in the last edition of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship. Robert Lambert took the highest position ending at third after defeating Jack Holder in the additional heat. Josh Bates was 10th and Adam Ellis 12th.
In the last year's rivalry for the Individual World Junior Champion Title, Jack Holder introduced himself to the world with an impact. Ultimately, Australian ended the cycle at the 4th position, however bronze was close to reach.
Rounds of the tournaments of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship and Speedway Euro Championship will take place in 2017, in German Güstrow. It's the fourth consecutive year, when at the North of Germany, the most important speedway tournaments organized by One Sport will be held.
World's best young speedway rider of 2017 will be known after three rounds today's the day, we've met the official calendar of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship.
- 10 points is a really poor result. I don't know what happened. I'm really mad - says Mikkel Brondum Andersen, who ended the FIM Speedway U21 World Championship at the 14th position.
In Gdańsk, it did not go too well for him. Seven points didn't give promotion to the semi-final and Robert Lambert could only count on a weaker performance by Jack Holder and other rivals. That's what happened and an opportunity appeared to race in the additional heat for bronze... which he won!