FIM and One Sport are delighted to announce that the 2017 EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U21 World Championship will be broadcast and available globally through YouTube streaming.
“The exclusive TV broadcaster for the 2017-2018 seasons in Poland is Eleven Sports. Thanks to their co-operation and that of the Blackburst TV production crew, fans from all over the World, and outside of Poland, will be able to watch 1st Round of 2017 EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U21 World Championship in full HD quality, including all the replays, highlights, SuperSlomo camera pictures and all other features normally dedicated to professional TV production.” Commented Jan Konikiewicz speaking on behalf of One Sport, the promoter of FIM Speedway U21 WCH.
The World feed will be supported by the commentary duo of Sam Ermolenko and David Rowe. “It is an honour for us to have FIM Speedway WC multi-medallist on board as experts. I am sure that guys will do excellent job. We are ready to deliver the best quality broadcast to the fans. The important fact about the broadcast is that it will be available on a wide range of devices - it can be watched on TV, laptops, tablets or mobile phones” Added Konikiewicz.
“This is a major step for FIM Speedway U21 championship to increase its visibility and profile. This season we have 9 nations involved in this World Championship, so I am sure that information about open streaming in full HD quality is a great news for speedway fans all over the World and will provide a great opportunity to follow their favourites.” Commented Armando Castagna, FIM Track Racing Commission Director.
The opening round of EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U21 World Championship 2017 will be available to view in the all countries (with the exception of geo-blocking for the territory of Poland) on Sunday, July 23rd. The meeting starts at 17:00 CET (local time).
Link for the broadcast on YT channel “LetsMakeSpeedway” https://www.youtu.be/M_gz5s9yfAw
Official starting list - 1st round of EKO-DIR FIM Speedway U21 World Championship:
1. (#222) Kacper Woryna (Poland) 2. (#73) Alexander Woentin (Sweden) 3. (#113) Jevgenijs Kostigovs (Latvia) 4. (#101) Brady Kurtz (Australia) 5. (#505) Robert Lambert (Great Britain) 6. (#115) Bartosz Smektala (Poland) 7. (#76) Lukas Fienhage (Germany) 8. (#16) Rafał Karczmarz (Poland) - Wild Card 9. (#114) Andreas Lyager Hansen (Denmark) 10. (#133) Maksym Drabik (Poland) 11. (#1) Max Fricke (Australia) 12. (#263) Eduard Krcmar (Czech Republic) 13. (#124) Patrick Hansen (Denmark) 14. (#463) Dominik Kubera (Poland) 15. (#96) Dimitri Bergé (France) 16. (#25) Jack Holder (Australia) 17. Damian Dróżdź (Poland, R1) 18. Alex Zgardziński (Poland, R2)