I want to defend the title

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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 thought, that I can do my best and reach for some good result, but I didn’t expect that it will be enough to win a title – said Smektała.

Rider from Leszno had a really good performance in Pardubice, where he won all seven races. If Drabik rode on his usual level, Smetkała would not get a victory anyway. Betard Sparta Wrocław rider, in last round, scored “only” 13 points and gave Smektała a huge chance. Bartosz Smektała also is satisfied with U21 World’s organization.

- It’s a battle for the world championship. Tournament with that kind of prestige is always on the highest level. There is not a pure favourite and everyone can win – said 20-year old rider.

His words have been confirmed by results and his unexpected victory after a round in Pardubice. Will 20-year old rider defend the title?

- Yes, I want to defend the title. It’s very prestigious tournament and also next year I will have the last chance to take part in it – said Smektała.

Fogo Unia Leszno rider has his last season as a junior ahead of him. The rivalry will be epic, because Maksym Drabik and Robert Lambert are in the same situation.

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