Fricke, Hansen and Woentin join the line up

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During the press conference, which was held in Poznań, "wild cards" for this year's EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship were given. One of them was received by current world champion - Max Fricke from Australia.

Rider from Mansfield couldn't get through to the finals in one of the semis, which took place in Terenzano. However, thanks to receiving a spot among the world's best, Australian has still got chances to join Emil Sayfutdinov and Darcy Ward, who got this title twice.

Next two spots were secured for Patrick Hansen (Denmark) and Alexander Woentin (Sweden).

Hansen started in the semi-final in Pardubice, where he showed some good racing. If it wasn't for his engine's failure, he would have probably been in the TOP 4 of the Czech meeting.

Alexander Woentin was racing in Teranzano. Fans gathered at Pista Olimpia watched some very interesting racing and of the most spectacular riders of the evening was Swede.

Line up for EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship 2017:

1. Dimitri Bergé (France)

2. Maksym Drabik (Poland)

3. Lukas Fienhage (Germany)

4. Max Fricke (Australia)

5. Patrick Hansen (Denmark)

6. Jack Holder (Australia)

7. Jevgeņijs Kostigovs (Latvia)

8. Eduard Krčmář (Czech Republic)

9. Dominik Kubera (Poland)

10. Brady Kurtz (Australia)

11. Robert Lambert (United Kingdom)

12. Andreas Lyager (Denmark)

13. Bartosz Smektała (Poland)

14. Alexander Woentin (Sweden)

15. Kacper Woryna (Poland)

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

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