19-year-old Polish rider, Wiktor Lampart had an epic 2019. He raced his first full season as a junior in the Ekstraliga with Motor Lublin, competed in the FOGO FIM U21 World Championship and the won the U21 European Championships in Ukraine.
“Racing against the best is amazing and a lot of fun for me,” he says, content with his day job. And despite the strange start to the season, the young Pole continues to play an important part in MOTOR Lublin’s squad in the Ekstraliga.
And Lampart has big plans for the international stage for 2020, “I want to get on the podium at the Junior World Championships”, he says.
Last year he the fourth best rider from his country, Poland, behind the medal winning trio of Maksym Drabik, Bartosz Smektala and Dominik Kubera. And this year neither Drabik or Smektala are eligible for the competition.
That said, Lampart will need to have a better night of it than when the FOGO FIM U21 World Championship visited Pardubice in October last year. He only scored 4 points that night and was beaten by Kubera in Heat 19.
Lampart and Kubera will meet again in the Czech Republic and go head-to-head for bragging rights as the best Polish rider as well as, possibly, the overall title.
But you can be sure that will be far from his mind on Friday 2 October this year. Lampart will be giving it his all to try to achieve that sought-after goal of a U21 World Championship medal.