Bartosz Smektała: „Medals are mobilizing me”

02.10.17
11:21
Share on:
Facebook
Twitter
Google+

 For Bartosz Smektała, this season was the best in his career. Pole won silver medal in World U-21 Championship in Pardubice last weekend. After two unsatisfactory races, he found right setups for track in Czechia and fought for silver medal until the end.

 Bad beginning of the tournament proved that Smektała will fight for staying on GC podium. After two races, Smektała had only 2 points on his account. That was pretty good information for Max Fricke and Brady Kurtz, close to him in general classification.

After two races, when I couldn’t gain any speed, I thought about competition last year, when I made hopeless result. Only at the end of tournament, after grand final, I could say that I feel good on this track – said Pole.

Smektała and Fricke duel was going until last race of Championships. There were very close to situation, where extra race would be deciding one for them. Fortunately, for Polish fans, Kacper Woryna helped his mate by beating Fricke in final heat.

- Before final I didn’t count how many points I have to score to save sliver. I came to the tape with motivation to win it. When I heard that I should buy Kacper a beer I was surprised, but now I know what does it mean. Now I have to go to my bus, take a wallet and go to the shop – said „Smyk” after competition.

For Smektała, this season was very successful. Unia Leszno pupil won a gold in Polish Team Championships. Also he won in Speedway World Cup, European and World U-21 Team Champs.

- I hope it isn’t the best season in my career. Medals are mobilizing me. I can’t wait to take part in U-21 Worlds next season – finished Bartosz Smektała.

U21 News
23.02.18
Danish speedway is waiting for U21 gold since 2012

 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.

30.01.18
Smektała: Speedway is my whole life

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.

13.01.18
World U-21 Championship calendar has been presented

 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.

27.11.17
Wearing a crown in winter

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.

10.10.17
Czarnecki: "These riders are pillars of their teams"

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.

09.10.17
Regularly six points more

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.

Photos
16.01.2018
Lets Make Speedway Gala 2018
02.10.2017
U21 Round 3: Pardubice
11.09.2017
U21 Round 2: Güstrow
25.07.2017
U21 First Round - Poznań
social media

Organizers

FIM One Sport

Host Cities

Official Broadcaster

Sponsors

Partners

Media partners

SF