The second final of this year's Individual Junior World Championship which will take place in Krosno is just around the corner. After the first round, Mads Hansen is on the lead of the interim classification of the series.
The competition in Stralsund, which took place on September 4 was led by the representatives of Poland. Jakub Miśkowiak was unbeatable in the main phase and after some interesting overtakes he won all five races, while Wiktor Lampart and Mads Hansen lost only three points each in the regular phase. Mateusz Świdnicki also had a good start to the meeting, but in the second half of the competition he didn't do so well, but he managed to advance to the semifinals as well.
The semis were won by the riders who had been setting the tone for the competition in the first phase. Miśkowiak and Lampart won their races and Hansen and Norick Blödorn, who was a 'wild card' in Stralsund also qualified to the final. Mateusz Świdnicki crossed the finish line fourth and was classified 8th in overall. In the final, Hansen was the first to cross the finish line and he took the lead in the interim classification of the series.
According to the new regulations, each rider was awarded an appropriate number of points for the place he took. Thus, the representative of Denmark got 20 points, while Miśkowiak got two points less.
There are two finals left and the tournament in Krosno will be a great opportunity for the Poles to try to overtake the leading Dane.
The advantage of Jakub Miśkowiak and Wiktor Lampart over Mads Hansen may be their knowledge of the Krosno's track. They both had opportunities to race on that track in last years more than Hansen. Surely the representative of Denmark will not let them win without a fight and his good performances in recent weeks promises an interesting rivalry for the leading positions. Francis Gusts, who was fifth in Stralsund, may also join the fight for higher places. We can't forget about the riders like Alexander Woentin, Mark Karion and the mentioned before Mateusz Świdnicki.
Fans at the stands and those in front of TVs will be able to watch the four representatives of Poland. Mateusz Cierniak, who recently won the FIM Team Speedway U21 World Championship together with Miśkowiak and Lampart, has received a 'wild card' for today's round.
After Krosno, only one round will remain. As in recent years, the grand final will be held in Pardubice. That's why the rider who want to finish this year's series on the podium, can't make any mistakes in the second round. It promises to be an fascinating rivalry, and we'll see how it ends on Saturday evening.
The 2nd round of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship will be held today in Krosno. The meeting will start at 7 PM (local time). Today’s meeting will be broadcasted by Eurosport 2.
1. Mateusz Świdnicki (Poland)
2. Mark Karion (MFR)
3. Petr Chlupač (Czech Rep)
4. Mateusz Cierniak (Poland)
5. Wiktor Lampart (Poland)
6. Marko Lewiszyn (Ukraine)
7. Francis Gusts (Latvia)
8. Jan Kvěch (Czech Rep)
9. Lukas Baumann (Germany)
10. Ernest Matiuszonok (Latvia)
11. Alexander Woentin (Sweden)
12. Jakub Miśkowiak (Poland)
13. Matthew Gilmore (Australia)
14. Steven Goret (France)
15. Daniił Kołodinski (Latvia)
16. Mads Hansen (Denmark)
17. Michał Curzytek (Poland)
18. Dawid Rempała (Poland)