SGP FUTURE STARS | ALEXANDER WOENTIN
As the 2021 season approaches, SpeedwayGP.com shines a spotlight on the potential SGP stars of the future. Next up, Alexander Woentin.
03 / 03 / 2021, 12:54
As the 2021 season approaches, SpeedwayGP.com shines a spotlight on some of the potential FIM Speedway Grand Prix stars of the future. Next up is Swedish racer Alexander Woentin.
The 20-year-old has emerged as his country’s brightest prospect on the world junior stage and will be hoping to make the most of what will be his final season as an under-21 in 2021.
Woentin stormed to Swedish Under-21 Championship glory for the third time in 2020, winning the title with a six-ride maximum in Malilla.
His efforts last season earned him the chance to serve as Sweden’s junior rider in the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Final at Lublin in October. But Woentin didn’t get the chance to race as the meeting was halted due to track conditions before he had taken his mandatory ride.
He did get the opportunity to fly the Swedish flag in some of junior speedway’s biggest events last year, though.
Woentin appeared in the FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship Final in Pardubice on October 2, scoring three points.
But he fared far better in the European Under-21 Final in Gdansk, racing to 11 points and claiming the bronze medal as he joined champion Marcus Birkemose and runner-up Jakub Miskowiak on the podium.
That result underlined his potential and he has been snapped up by Polish First Division side Tarnow as one of their under-24 riders for this season.
He will also compete for Swedish side Vetlanda in the Bauhaus Elitserien after making the move from Smederna, having helped the Eskilstuna outfit win gold medals in 2018 and 2019.
Woentin has made a rock-solid start to his domestic and international career and will be determined to sign off as a junior in style before joining the sport’s senior ranks in 2022.
Photo: Taylor Lanning