Before Friday's competition there were some changes in the FOGO FIM Speedway U21 World Championship starting list. Below we present the official starting list of the one-day final of the Individual World Championships in Pardubice.
19-year-old Jan Kvech is perhaps the best Czech rider who will be taking part in the FOGO FIM U21 World Championships. But as the host nation, the country can also add three more riders to make up the field. And last week it was announced that they are Petr Chlupac, Daniel Klima and Pavel Kuchar.
As announced last week, Poland have made a late change to their representative for the FOGO FIM U21 World Championships on Friday. That’s because Lublin’s Wiktor Lampart was injured in his last match of the season. So, Czestochowa junior, Jakub Miskowiak, comes in at the 11th hour to replace him.
2020 is the year that should have seen the young American launch his European career. Having impressed in the 2019 in the US Speedway of Nations side, the Californian had the attention of clubs across the Old Continent.
On 13 April 2019, the (then) 19-year-old was involved in a severe crash in the Italian speedway league. Fans in the stadium knew it was serious when they heard the young Italian’s screams of pain. Later in the hospital, it was revealed that he had fractured his femur and would be out for a least six months.
Along with U21 rival Oleg Michailov, Marko Levyshyn signed with Lokomotiv Daugavpils in 2020. However, unlike the Latvian he has not raced in the eWinner1 League.
Finnish rider, Niklas Sayrio, who goes by the nickname, Nicce, will be 21 years old the very day after he competes in his first ever FOGO FIM U21 World Championship in Pardubice.
Due to an injury suffered during the PGE Ekstraliga match, Wiktor Lampart will not perform in the Fogo FIM Speedway U21 World Championship final, which will be held in Pardubice. Lampart will be replaced by Jakub Miśkowiak.
The FIM has decided to withdraw definitively the homologation granted to the tyre manufacturer Anlas. As a result, the use of Anlas tyres is banned from any upcoming FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championships, FIM Speedway of Nations and FIM Speedway Under 21 World Championships.
If you are having difficulty finding information about the 19-year-old Russian it maybe because he has more than one name in the Polish media. There he is signed with 2 Speedway League leaders, Wilki Krosno and is called either Witalij, or Vitaly, Kotlar.
Frenchman, Steven Goret, is 19 years old and competes in the French league for Club de Lamothe based in South West France near Bordeaux.
In part 1 we looked at the form of the riders who will be racing in the FOGO FIM U21 World Championships who have been racing in Polands’s Ekstraliga this season. In this article we will look outside the top division at those who have been racing regularly in Poland’s second two divisions and/ or the Elitserien in Sweden.