We're only three weeks away from start of the rivalry in EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U21 World Championship - series, which will give us the name of future junior world champion. Official starting list for the 1st round in Poznań has just been revealed.
Patrick Hansen finished previous World U-21 Individual Championship cycle on 5th position. This year he has a chance to improve his result. Although Hansen didn’t win the promotion from eliminations, organizers decided to give him the wild card.
Eduard Krcmar got through to the finals of U21 World Championship in a great style. Czech rider was 2nd in the qualifying round in Teranzano (Italy).
During the press conference, which was held in Poznań, "wild cards" for this year's EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship were given. One of them was received by current world champion - Max Fricke from Australia.
EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship – it’s the official name of this year’s Individual Junior World Championship and inaugurations comes on July 23 in Poznań. Title of the world's best junior will be defended by australian - Max Fricke.
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.