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WORLD U21 | KUBERA WINS IN GUSTROW

Polish racer Dominik Kubera put himself in pole position to become his nation’s latest FIM Speedway Under-21 world champion.

15 / 09 / 2019, 11:43

Polish racer Dominik Kubera put himself in pole position to become his nation’s latest FIM Speedway Under-21 world champion with victory at round two in Gustrow on Saturday.

Kubera, who went into the meeting level on 17 points with Gleb Chugunov at the top of the standings, triumphed in the final ahead of compatriot Maksym Drabik, Czech surprise package Jan Kvech and reigning champion Bartosz Smektala.

The Poles dominated the meeting in Germany with Drabik topping the heat scorechart on 14 with Kubera and Smektala close behind on 13 each.

Drabik won the first semi-final ahead of Kvech, who got the better of Wiktor Lampart and home rider Michael Hartel.

Kubera then won the second semi ahead of Smektala, Tim Sorensen and Chugunov, whose title hopes suffered a big setback after his strong start at round one in Lublin.

It was also a tough night for SGP first reserve Robert Lambert, who missed out on the semi-final cut with seven points on a Gustrow track he knows well. Aussie Under-21 champion Jaimon Lidsey and Danish star Frederik Jakobsen also fell short on six.

Kubera goes into the title decider in Pardubice on October 4 on 36 points with a one-point lead over Drabik (35). Smektala is still in contention in third on 28, with Chugunov fourth on 26 and Lambert fifth with 21.

FIM SPEEDWAY UNDER-21 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 1 Dominik Kubera 36, 2 Maksym Drabik 35, 3 Bartosz Smektala 28, 4 Gleb Chugunov 26, 5 Robert Lambert 21, 6= Wiktor Lampart 20, Jan Kvech 20, 8 Jonas Jeppesen 15, 9 Jaimon Lidsey 14, 10 Frederik Jakobsen 12, 11 Tim Sorensen 9, 12= Nick Skorja 8, Michael Hartel 8, 14 Patrick Hansen 7, 15 Rafal Karczmarz 6, 16 Wiktor Trofimow 5, 17 Dominik Moeser 3, 18 Lukas Baumann 2.

GUSTROW SCORES: 1 Dominik Kubera 19, 2 Maksym Drabik 19, 3 Jan Kvech 12, 4 Bartosz Smektala 15, 5 Wiktor Lampart 9, 6 Gleb Chugunov 9, 7 Tim Sorensen 8, 8 Michael Hartel 8, 9 Jonas Jeppesen 7, 10 Robert Lambert 7, 11 Jaimon Lidsey 6, 12 Frederik Jakobsen 6, 13 Rafal Karczmarz 4, 14 Dominik Moeser 3, 15 Patrick Hansen 3, 16 Lukas Baumann 2, 17 Nick Skorja 1, 18 Leon Arnheim 0.

 

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