Brady Kurtz and Jack Holder have had recently some good weeks on speedway tracks. Both, because of mishaps, got signed in Polish PGE Ekstraliga and thanks to their results, became instant sensations of this year's fight for the Polish Championship title. Rising form of Australians put them among the favourites to win the second round of Individual Junior World Championship, which will take place in Güstrow.
They were thrown in the deep end, but both managed to fill their duties. Holder joined his brother, Chris in Get Well Toruń. In his first away match, in Leszno, Jack proved his potential. Fourth rider of last year's U21 series, appeared in 4 matches and in 21 heats, got 35 points plus 5 bonuses.
Kurtz got a call from ROW Rybnik, which because of mishaps, had a problem to make their roster for a league match. Rider from Cowry appeared in 2 matches and in 12 heats, he got 19 points plus two bonuses.
Both riders have also been presenting a high disposition on British tracks. Australians start together, representing Poole Pirates. Kurtz's been shining bright with "Pirates" and his heat average is above 2. In Neil Middleditch's team, Holder is also a key rider and get 1,786 points per heat.
However, it was Holder who ended up better in the first round of world's best juniors rivalry. Rider born in Campbeltown got 11 points in Poznań, ending his starts in the race-off, where he was third. It was slightly worse for Kurtz, for whom meeting in Poznań, was the first after his ribs damage. "BK" ended ranked in 9th position with 6 points gathered.
Before the second round of Eko-Dir FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship, both riders are named as favourites to get the win in 2nd round, however in some manner one of them has an advantage. It's the knowledge Güstrow.'s track, which is way bigger in Kurtz's case, who's been starting there a lot and on the opposite side, we have Jack, who hasn't started thre yet at all.
- Track in Germany is the next one, where I haven't rode, I saw it only on TV. Meeting in Güstro will be a huge challenge for me. My main goal is to get as many points as I can and advance to the final - Holder said.
Considering number of riders, who will be in the game for the ultimate win, it's easy to say that fans, who will attend this round, will witness a great and equal racing.
Second round of Eko-Dir FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship starts in Güstrow, on September 8. Tickets are available: www.bit.ly/Gustrow.
Startlist of second round EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U-21 World Championship:
1. Dominik Kubera #463 (Poland)
2. Alexander Woentin #73 (Sweden)
3. Jack Holder #25 (Australia)
4. Michael Härtel #16 (Germany) – Wild Card
5. Max Fricke #1 (Australia)
6. Patrick Hansen #124 (Denmark)
7. Robert Lambert #505 (Great Britain)
8. Brady Kurtz #101 (Australia)
9. Maksym Drabik #133 (Poland)
10. Dimitri Berge #96 (France)
11. Lukas Fienhage #76 (Germany)
12. Kacper Woryna #222 (Poland)
13. Eduard Krcmar #263 (Czech Rep.)
14. Andreas Lyager Hansen #114 (Denmark)
15. Bartosz Smektała #115 (Poland)
16. Jevgenijs Kostigovs #113 (Latvia)
17. Dominik Möser (Germany)
18. Lukas Baumann (Germany)