Juniors step into the game

Share on:

On May 19 and 20, final rounds of qualifications to this year's Eko-Dir FIM Speedway U21 World Championship start. There are 12 spots waiting for riders and they will fight for them in Pardubice, Eskilstuna and Terenzano.

This year's series will be 41st edition of this contest. So far, only 2 riders have reached this trophy twice. In 2007 and 2008 it was Russian Emil Sayfutdinov winning gold, who in both finals won 9 out of 10 heats. Second rider, who achieved this was Darcy Ward. Australian won last one-day final, which took place in Gorican (2009) and one year later, after an additional heat, he won the tournament compared of three rounds. This line up can be joined by Max Fricke. Last year's winner of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship have been presentinf an incredible disposition since the beginning of the season, which makes his name spelled most commonly among the favourites to gold. Before the fight begins, however, there are 12 spots in the final waiting to be filled. First 4 will be known on Friday.

Line up for Pardubice (19.05.2017, 6:15 PM): 

1. Kenny Wennerstam
2. Dmytro Mostowik
3. Josef Novak
4. Lukas Fienhage
5. Brady Kurtz
6. Nick Skorja
7. Maksym Drabik
8. Jonas Jeppesen
9. Patrik Mikel
10. Dominik Moeser
11. Cristian Zubillaga
12. Jan Mihalik
13. Dominik Kubera
14. Patrick Hansen
15. Jake Turner
16. Zdenek Holub
R1. Filip Hajek
R2. Pavel Cermak

Another 8 riders will be known on Saturday, when eliminations will be held in Eskilstuna and Terenzano.

Line up for Eskilstuna (20.05.2017, 4 PM):

1.Robert Lambert
2. Alexander Woentin
3. Frederik Jakobsen
4. Adam Ellis
5. Dimitri Berge
6. Gleb Czugunow
7. Espen Sundvor
8. Bartosz Smektała
9. Joel Kling
10. Tim Soerensen
11. Jooa Partanen
12. Jewgienij Kostygow
13. Glenn Moi
14. Artiom Trofimow
15. Joel Andersson
16. Nike Lunna
R1. Johan Jensen
R2. William Bjoerling

Terenzano (20.05.2017, godzina: 20:15):

1. Jack Holder
2. Broc Nicol
3. Gaetan Stella
4. Mattia Lenarduzzi
5. Andreas Lyager
6. Daniel Kaczmarek
7. Mike Jacopetti
8. Michael Haertel
9. Lasse Frederiksen
10. Filip Hjelmland
11. Eduard Krcmar
12. Max Fricke
13. Jordan Dubernard
14. Sandro Wassermann
15. Kacper Woryna
16. Josh Bates
R1. Michele Menani

Next three spots are the "wild cards", which will be announced on Monday, 22.05.2017 during the press conference in Poznań.

U21 News
First round U21 WC moved to Daugavpils

 On June 29, the first round of the Individual Junior World Championships will be held. At the initiative of the organizer of the junior championships, the One Sport company, the competition is moved from Holsted to Daugavpils.

Danish speedway is waiting for U21 gold since 2012

 Last season wasn't good for Danish speedway. Average results in Speedway Grand Prix, Speedway Euro Championship, some events ended with injuries or bad U21 riders’ performance in Worlds. It seems like season 2018 is coming with new chances.

Smektała: Speedway is my whole life

Bartosz Smektała has got a phenomenal season behind, which was confirmed by a long list of medals reached in 2017. One of the most precious ones is definitely silver in the U21 World Championship. In 2018, one of the rounds of the world's best juniors rivalry, will be taken in Leszno, which is Smektała's home track. As he admits, right now, he's fully focused on qualifying to the series.

World U-21 Championship calendar has been presented

 The best junior rider in 2018 will be chosen in three final rounds. Today, during #LetsMakeSpeedway gala, organized in CKK Jordanki in Toruń, we meet official calendar of FIM Speedway U21 World Championship.

Wearing a crown in winter

Maksym Drabik had a spectacular season, full of successes reached on speedway tracks. Next to the Individual Speedway Junior World Champion title or Team Junior World Championship, he also got silver in Team Polish Championship. As he says, his vacation's coming to an end and winter will be a time, when he's all about to polish his form for upcoming season.

Czarnecki: "These riders are pillars of their teams"

Honorary patron of this year's Eko-Dir FIM Speedwya U21 World Championship, Ryszard Czarnecki says only in growing terms about recently finished rivalry for the world's best junior title. Vice-President of the European Parliament admits that he was impressed not only with its line up, but also choice of venues.

Lets Make Speedway Gala 2018
U21 Round 3: Pardubice
U21 Round 2: Güstrow
U21 First Round - Poznań
social media


FIM One Sport

Host Cities

Official Broadcaster



Media partners