The Australian U21 Speedway team will be headed to Holsted, Denmark on June 4 for the FIM World U21 Speedway Team Cup Semi Final.
Queenslander Jake Allen is part of the team, who are currently ranked third in the world after last year’s event at Mildura.
The 2016 line up will boast a familiar look, with three of last years’ team members reselected, and also being eligible to compete in the 2017 competition as well.
The team will be led into battle by nineteen-year-old, and current Australian Senior Speedway Champion Brady Kurtz, alongside the recent Australian Under 21 winner Jack Holder, three time national Under 21 Champion Max Fricke, and Queenslander Jake Allen.
Australian Speedway Team Manager Mark Lemon shared his thoughts after the team nomination announcement.
“We will travel to Denmark with the vision of winning the semi final, and gaining the direct route in to the final in Sweden later in August this year,” Lemon says.
“Max, Brady and Jack have all had experience at this level previously, and we would expect them to capitalize on it.
“We’ve been put under some financial pressure due to lack of support coming from the Australian Sports Commission this year, however we are sure this won’t distract from the on track performances.
“They are young brave lads, learning every time they set foot on a race track. It would be nice to lose the stranglehold of the big speedway nations Poland and Denmark, even against the odds”.
Under 21 Australian Speedway Team Cup Squad:
Brady Kurtz NSW
Max Fricke VIC
Jack Holder NSW
Jake Allen QLD
Jye Etheridge NSW
Cameron Heeps WA
You can help the Australian team by pledging your support, and visiting the Team Australia Speedway funding page online