Polish battle in general classification

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 Poles are the largest group in this year's U-21 World Championship cycle. After first round in Poznań we can suppose, that this nation will fight for the best places in the GC.

 This year, there are four permanent participants from Poland. Maksym Drabik, Bartosz Smektała, Dominik Kubera and Kacper Woryna were mentioned as favourites before the cycle started. In Poznań, those predictions have been confirmed.

Maksym Drabik was really the best in Greater Poland's capital. Betard Sparta Wrocław rider won every race and sent bright signal – I want to be the best there. „Torres” needs this victory more than anyone else, because he wants to remove the stain left after Polish U-21 championships, wherein he finished without medal.

Two other Polish riders had been promoted to the final on Golęcin stadium. Bartosz Smektała and Dominik Kubera, who are working hard with coach Roman Jankowski, have pretty good season and also want to be on the top in U-21 Worlds. First of them is 6 points behind Drabik, second is 11 points in the back.

Also Kacper Woryna has something to prove. ROW Rybnik rider lost to duo from Leszno in Polish U-21 Championships, although competition took place in his hometown. Unfortunately for him, first round in Poznań wasn’t as good for him as everybody expected. He fell two times and scored only 5 points. Howerer, 21-year-old talent won’t give up.

Nobody can rule out a scenario, where the podium is wholly taken by Poles. Drabik, Smektała, Kubera and Woryna seem to be the best before round in Gustrow. Of course Max Fricke, Javgenij Kostygov and another stars won’t let them win easily in Germany and Pardubice.

Second round of Eko-Dir FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship starts in Güstrow, on September 8. Tickets are available: www.bit.ly/Gustrow.

Startlist of second round EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship:
1. Dominik Kubera #463 (Poland)
2. Alexander Woentin #73 (Sweden)
3. Jack Holder #25 (Australia)
4. Michael Härtel #16 (Germany) – Wild Card
5. Max Fricke #1 (Australia)
6. Patrick Hansen #124 (Denmark)
7. Robert Lambert #505 (Great Britain)
8. Brady Kurtz #101 (Australia)
9. Maksym Drabik #133 (Poland)
10. Dimitri Berge #96 (France)
11. Lukas Fienhage #76 (Germany)
12. Kacper Woryna #222 (Poland)
13. Eduard Krcmar #263 (Czech Rep.)
14. Andreas Lyager Hansen #114 (Denmark)
15. Bartosz Smektała #115 (Poland)
16. Jevgenijs Kostigovs #113 (Latvia)
17. Dominik Möser (Germany)
18. Lukas Baumann (Germany)

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