Wild cards for U-21 World Championships have been given

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 Today we met three permanent Wild cards for thisyear FIM Speedway U-21 World Championships. The „speedway battlepasses” have been Niven to international pure talents – Filip Hajek (Czechia), Filip Hjelmland (Sweden) and Davis Kurmis (Latvia).

 Hajek started his carrer in legendary club AK Marketa Praga. This year he dominated junior championships in his country. For Czech, ou rcycle will be his last chance to make a good result on internationa llevel, becaus enex tyear he willturn 22.

Furtermore, next „wildcard” rider, Filip Hjelmland, is one of the biggest Swedish talents. Young rider is trying to learn huge speedway in Vetlanda, where he cantrain and start with some internationa lstars. Despite his age (only 20 yearsold), he has some good results in european competitions likes econd place in U19 Euro Cup in Divisov, where in he was better than Bartosz Smektała or Gleb Chugunov.

Also Davis Kurmisis one of the hopes of Latvian speedway. Kurmisis, for sure, LokomotivDaugavpils pupil. In the most knownLatvian club, he has a lot of occasions to rideagainst Nice 1. divisionstarslike Hans Andersen orTomasJonasson.

Interestingly, Hajek and Hjelmlandaretwo the most unluckyguys from eliminationrounds. Czech finished 5th in Liberec, afterlost in extra race against Nick Skorja. AlsoHjelmland was 5th in Vetlanda, with only one point less than 4th Frederik Jakobsen.

Startlist U21:
Daniel Bewley (Great Britain)
Robert Chmiel (Poland)
Gleb Chugunov (Russia)
Maksym Drabik (Poland)
Patrick Hansen (Denmark)
Fredrik Jakobsen (Denmark)
Daniel Kaczmarek (Poland)
Dominik Kubera (Poland)
Robert Lambert (Great Britain)
Andreas Lyager (Denmark)
Nick Skorja (Slovenia)
Bartosz Smektała (Poland)
Filip Hajek (Czechia)
Filip Hjelmland (Sweden)
Davis Kurmis (Latvia)

FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship 2018 calendar:
29.06.2017 – 1st round - Daugavpils (Latvia)
22.07.2017 – 2nd round - Leszno (Poland)
28.09.2017 – 3rd round - Pardubice (Czechia)

U21 News
I want to defend the title

Speedway is unpredictable. Despite the fact, that before last U21 World Championship round nobody expected the miracle, it did happen. Bartosz Smektała got 6 points which were essential in order to beat Maksym Drabik and won gold. Fogo Unia Leszno pupil shocked not only fans and specialists, but also himself.

I collided with the reality

Davis Kurmis is a 20-year old Latvian from Daugavpils. Lokomotiv’s pupil made a debut in U21 World Championships in 2018, when organisers gave him a wild card. Unfortunately, that wasn’t his cycle, because he finished 17th with only 7 points.

I’m dissapointed that I didn’t stand on the podium

Andreas Lyager finished 2018 U21 FIM Speedway Championships on 5th position. Dane, for whom it was second season in U21 Worlds, with 29 points, has been placed behind the biggest favourites – Bartosz Smektała, Maksym Drabik, Robert Lambert and Dominik Kubera.

Round in Pardubice saved my season

2018 season was first for Robert Chmiel in U21 FIM Speedway World Championships cycle. Young rider from Rybnik had a pretty good reasult – he finished 9th with 11 points. It’s important to remember, that beginning wasn’t as good as final score. In Daugavpils, Pole scored only 1 point. Also in Leszno it was only a little bit better, because ROW Rybnik rider finished competition with 4 points. Now he’s explaining, that in Latvia he had some bad luck.

Mihailov: I learned a lot

19-year-old Oleg Mihailov is a huge hope for Latvian speedway. Lokomotiv Daugavpils’ rider started in one round of U21 World Championships 2018 and made a really good result. On his hometrack he scored 12 points. Young Latvian came to the top of world’s juniors very fast.

Injury destroyed his season

He was one of the candidates to fight for medals, but injury destroyed his season. Britton Dan Bewley finished U21 World Championship’s cycle on 8th position. 19-year-old rider finished so high despite the fact that he didn’t participate in last round in Pardubice.

FIM Speedway U21 World Championship Leszno: Round 2
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U21 Round 3: Pardubice
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