MAX FOR MJJ PUTS HIM TOP
Saturday 18th August 2012, 00:16
Michael Jepsen Jensen has taken charge at the FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship summit after winning round three of the final at Coventry with a 15-point maximum.
The Peterborough man produced a commanding performance from the gate to leave his competition for dead in some very difficult conditions. Heavy rain throughout much of Friday left the Brandon track in a patchy state and passing was a rarity.
But that was no worry for the FIM Monster Energy Speedway World Cup winner, who leads the overall standings on 37 points – putting him three clear of Maciej Janowski, who bagged 10.
The Polish international suffered a costly exclusion in heat 14, when he lost control and took British wild card Kyle Newman down with him.
Przemyslaw Pawlicki, who finished second on the night with 12 points, was also thrown out of that race by referee Frank Ziegler after locking up going into turn three, leaving Newman nowhere to go and then tangling with the Somerset rider.
With two of Jepsen Jensen’s biggest rivals looking on from the pits while he took the three points, this heat could prove pivotal in the overall title picture.
Mikkel B Jensen finished third on 11. He needed just a second place in heat 20 to secure the silver medal, but made an horrific start and could only watch as Pawlicki cleared off at the front.
The youngest ever SWC gold medallist is level on 34 points with Janowski in second place, while Pawlicki is fourth on 33.
CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 1 Michael Jepsen Jensen 37, 2= Maciej Janowski 34, Mikkel B Jensen 34, 4 Przemyslaw Pawlicki 33, 5 Bartosz Zmarzlik 29, 6 Mikkel Michelsen 24, 7 Piotr Pawlicki 21, 8 Patryk Dudek 17, 9= Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen 16, Sam Masters 16, 11= Tobiasz Musielak 15, Nicklas Porsing 15, 13 Aleksandr Loktaev 14, 14 Damian Adamczak 13, 15 Vaclav Milik 11, 16 Kyle Newman 10, 17 Pontus Aspgren 8, 18 Tom Perry 5, 19 Michele Paco Castagna 2, 20= Nicolas Vincentin 1, Matic Ivacic 1.
COVENTRY SCORES: 1 Michael Jepsen Jensen 15, 2 Przemyslaw Pawlicki 12, 3 Mikkel B Jensen 11, 4 Maciej Janowski 10, 5 Sam Masters 10, 6 Kyle Newman 10, 7 Bartosz Zmarzlik 9, 8 Mikkel Michelsen 8, 9 Nicklas Porsing 7, 10 Patryk Dudek 6, 11 Nicolaj B Jakobsen 5, 12 Tom Perry 5, 13 Piotr Pawlicki 4, 14 Damian Adamczak 3, Tobiasz Musielak 2, Vaclav Milik 1.
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