Güstrow (Germany) 15 July 2016
The draw for the Final has now been made and confirms that this meeting is likely to produce some outstanding racing between some of the best future prospects in the world. Ten nations are represented:
1 Mika Meyer The Netherlands
2 Toni Hyyrylänien Finland
3 Benjamin Nielsen Denmark
4 Leon Flint Great Britain
5 Jacob Hojmark Denmark (Wild Card)
6 Matthew Gilmore Australia
7 Marcin Turowski Poland
8 Gaetan Stella France
9 Celina Liebmann Germany
10 Lars Figved Norway
11 Kenneth Jürgensen Denmark
12 Niklas Säyriö Finland
13 Ben Ernst Germany (Wild Card)
14 Arslan Fayzulin Russia
15 Mads Hansen Denmark
16 Jedd List Australia
17 Niels Oliver Wessel Germany (Reserve)
18 Tim Wunderer Germany (Reserve)
Matthew Gilmore was the clear winner of the first semi final in Grudziazd last week ahead of Denmark’s Kenneth Jürgensen and both can be expected to feature in the final top scorers. Also catching the eye was the youngest competitor 13 year old Leon Flint who will be Great Britain’s only participant in the final.
Mads Hansen topped the scorecard in the second semi final in Poland. Given the nickname of “The Silent Assassin” due to his angelic looks, the Dane has an impressive record in Youth track racing having won the 80cc trophy in 2013 and the Long Track World Cup in Vechta in 2015. Those who remember his battles with French rider Gaetan Stella in Vechta last year will be relishing the prospect of the return contest when the two meet again here.
Jedd List was another who impressed in the second semi final and was unfortunate to lose second spot to Niklas Säyriö only though a fall in the race off. Celina Liebmann from DMV Motorsport team also qualified from this meeting and is Germany’s top rider in this event to date.
Friday’s meeting starts at 8.15 and will be part of a big weekend of track sport at the German track, which also hosts the first round of the Speedway European Championship on Saturday