Brady Kurtz - he didn’t gave up

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 Last PGE Ekstraliga revelation. Another Australian talent, who could accomplish a lot in the future. Brady Kurtz wants to do his best in Gustrow and ensures, that he didn’t gave

 Difficult ROW Rybnik situation in the end of PGE Ekstraliga 2017 means that Brady Kurtz is able to check his skills in the best league in the world. A lot of fans weren’t sure about what can he do, because he wasn't doing well in Polonia Piła. It turned out that ROW Presidents know speedway well.

Kurtz made his debut in the most important meeting of the season, because his team fought with Get Well Toruń, their rival in the struggle for maintenance. Young Australian met the challenge and scored 11 points with bonus. He was not much worse in Leszno next week. On the difficult ground, where Emil Sayfutdinov, Piotr Pawlicki or his U-21 rival Bartosz Smektała were the fastest, he also did his best and scored 8 points with bonus and got a lot of positive notifications.

Now, the most important question is that if will Kurtz make as good result in Gustrow as in Rybnik or Leszno. After first round in Poznań, he’s 9th in the GC with only 6 points. His performance wasn’t at his best. Now he is 9 points behind the podium and 15 points behind the leader.

Second round in Germany will be his last chance to come to the GC top. It’s hard to say what he can show on short track in Gustrow. Good results from last month he had on long tracks, where riders can fight for more in the field. If he's doing the same thing in U-21 tournament, he could be perceived as a universal rider, who can develop his skills in every PGE Ekstraliga Team.

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

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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