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FIVE IN A ROW FOR POLAND

Poland lifted their fifth straight FIM Team Speedway Under-21 World Championship after seeing off hosts Denmark to take victory in Outrup.

18 / 08 / 2018, 21:35

Poland lifted their fifth straight FIM Team Speedway Under-21 World Championship after seeing off hosts Denmark to take victory in Outrup on Saturday.

Leszno hotshot Bartosz Smektala led the Polish charge on 13 points, with World Under-21 champion Maksym Drabik, Daniel Kaczmarek and Wiktor Lampart all weighing in with 11 points each as the Poles tallied 46 overall.

The Danes put up a brave fight against the red-hot favourites, finishing second on 42 with captain Frederik Jakobsen topping their scorechart on 13. Danish Under-21 champion Andreas Lyager collected 12 and Patrick Hansen notched nine.

It was an historic night for Great Britain as they claimed only their second medal in the competition, finishing third on 29 – their best performance since winning silver at Abensberg in 2007.

Their challenge was led by World Under-21 finalist Dan Bewley, who piled up 13 points, with Zach Wajtknecht adding seven. But there’s no doubt the Lions missed Robert Lambert, who was busy finishing third in the Speedway European Championship round at Daugavpils.

Sweden took fourth place as they endured a difficult evening, scoring just four points with Emil Millberg their top performer on two.

FINAL SCORES:

POLAND 46: 1 Rafal Karczmarz 0, 2 Daniel Kaczmarek 11, 3 Maksym Drabik 11, 4 Bartosz Smektala 13, 5 Wiktor Lampart 11.

DENMARK 42: 1 Christian Thaysen 6, 2 Patrick Hansen 9, 3 Andreas Lyager 12, 4 Frederik Jakobsen 13, 5 Jonas Seifert-Sark 2.

GREAT BRITAIN 29: 1 Dan Bewley 13, 2 Ellis Perks 4, 3 Zach Wajtknecht 7, 4 Nathan Greaves 4, 5 Connor Mountain 1.

SWEDEN 4: 1 Anton Karlsson 1, 2 Henrik Bergstrom 0, 3 Emil Millberg 2, 4 Robin Norman 1, 5 William Bjorling 0.

 

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