What a crazy afternoon it was on Sunday in Italy. Additional heat was needed to get the full line up of promoted riders from the third qualifying round to FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship and there were four riders fighting for the last spot. Surprisingly, title's defender - Max Fricke wasn't able to go through.
In Terenzano, dramaturgy was not missing up from first till the very last series of heats. Favourites - Australians Max Fricke, Jack Holder, Czech Eduard Krcmar and Pole - Kacper Woryna, made the tone right from the beginning. This group was surprisingly joined by Andreas Lyager. After two series of starts, including win over Holder and another Pole - Daniel Kaczmarek, Dane had maximum points.
However, in his next start, he came last and it seemed it would have crossed his chances for promotion. Nothing more wrong than that. In the fourth and fifth series, 19-year-old rider was unbeatable once again and ended the main series with 12 points reached. Thanks to that, he guaranteed a spot in the TOP 4 of the round in Terenazano and got promoted to the FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship.
A sure shot, when it comes to favourites, was title's defender - Max Fricke. Australian was fighting till the last heat to equal leaders - Kacper Woryna and Jack Holder, but all he needed was a win in heat no.19. Ultimately, he came second, after Daniel Kaczmarek and got qualified at sixth position!
Meanwhile, an additional heat was needed to know the winner of Sunday's meeting in Teranzano - four riders had 12 points after the main series - Lyager, Woryna, Holder and Krcmar. Australian was the fastest here and it were Czech and Pole crossing the finish line right after him. Whole four got promoted to the FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship.
1. Jack Holder (Australia) - 12+3 (3,2,2,3,2)
2. Eduard Krcmar (Czech Republic) - 12+2 (2,2,3,3,2)
3. Kacper Woryna (Poland) - 12+1 (3,3,3,3,f)
4. Andreas Lyager (Denmark) - 12+0 (3,3,0,3,3)
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5. Daniel Kaczmarek (Poland) - 11 (2,3,1,2,3)
6. Max Fricke (Australia) - 11 (3,2,2,2,2)
7. Michael Haertel (Germany) - 9 (t,1,3,2,3)
8. Josh Bates (Great Britain) - 9 (2,3,0,2,2)
9. Filip Hjelmland (Sweden) - 6 (1,1,3,1,0)
10. Sandro Wassermann (Germany) - 7 (1,2,2,1,1)
11. Lasse Fredriksen (Norway) - 6 (t,1,1,1,3)
12. Gaetan Stella (France) - 4 (2,1,t,0,1)
13. Mike Jacopetti (Germany) - 3 (1,0,1,0,1)
14. Broc Nicol (USA) - 3 (1,0,1,1,f)
15. Mattia Lenarduzzi (Italy) - 2 (x,0,2,0,0)
16. Jordan Dubernard (France) - 0 (0,0,f,0,0)
17. Michele Menani (Italy) - 0 (0,0,0,0)
Schedule of the finals of FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship 2017:
1st final - Poznań, July 23
2nd final - Güstrow, September 8
3rd final - Pardubice, September 29