The ‘junior’ version of the World Speedway Championship moves to Coventry’s Brandon Stadium for Round 3 on Friday 17th August and the draw has now been announced. After the first two rounds in Italy and Croatia were held in blistering 30 degree temperatures riders will be hoping for lower readings on the thermometer when they arrive in Great Britain.
The heat on the track is unlikely to be cooler however, as current champion Maciej Janowski goes into the meeting one point ahead of Mikkel B Jensen with Michael Jepsen Jensen in third place. Both Janowski (King’s Lynn) and Jepsen Jensen (Peterborough) are riding for Elite League teams and have already visited Brandon this year and the Pawlicki brothers both rode for the Coventry team in 2011 so will have some knowledge of the track. Most of the others will be paying their first visit to this venue.
A big blow for home fans is that broken leg victim Richie Worral who was aiming to return for this meeting has failed a fitness test and his place will be taken by Denmark’s Nikolaj Jakobsen, the highest Qualified Substitute Rider. Wild Cards for this meeting are Kyle Newman and Tom Perry.
Full Draw is:
|2||Kyle Newman (Wild card)||ACU||Great Britain|
|4||Mikkel B. Jensen||DMU||Denmark|
|5||Vaclav Mílík||ACCR||Czech Republic|
|8||Michael Jepsen Jensen||DMU||Denmark|
|9||Tom Perry (Wild card)||ACU||Great Britain|
|17 Reserve||Stefan Nielson||ACU||Great Britain|
|17 Reserve||Joe Haines||ACU||Great Britain|
Venue: Coventry Stadium, Rugby Road, Brandon, nr. Coventry CV8 3GJ
Friday 17th August. First Race: 19.45
Referee for this meeting will be Pavel Vana from Czech Republic and Jury President Frank Ziegler from Germany