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Smektała: I knew what I was coming for

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Bartosz Smektała became the Individual Speedway Junior World Champion 2018. Polish rider got a fantastic win in the final round of the series in Pardubice and grabbed the globe's best junior title.

Ahead of the meeting in Czech Republic, Smektała was six points down to the leader - Maksym Drabik. This loss seemed like unable to catch up, but Pole not only recuded it, but even he got the advantage. In the overall classification, Smektała overtook Drabik with 2 points.

- I don't remember, when I have been so focused on the meeting as I was here in Pardubice. I knew what I was coming for. I wanted to show some good speedway and ended as the World Champion. Not many had believed I would be able to make it - Smektała said right after the meeting.

Actually, it was January, when Pole announced that gold medal in the Individual Speedway Junior World Championship was his main goal. Through the whole season, he was performing great at any front he was starting at. However, two first rounds of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship, brought two second positions. While Smektała gathered 35 points, Drabik had 41 and nothing seemed like they were about to switch positions in the overall classification. During the meeting in Pardubice, "Smyk" impressed everyone with his speed and ended the night with maximum - 21 points. Ahead of the final heat, difference between two Poles was only one point. In the last heat of the series, Smektała got three points, while Drabik had zero and everything was clear - Smetała became the world's best junior

- Not many believed I can reach for the title, just like they didn't with getting my hair grow. Now, I have both, I am the Individual Speedway Junior World Champion, but I know there's even a harder work before me, to represent this title with dignity. - Smektała ended.

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