Mason and Kyle in German action
Photo by Dave PayneSat 07 Jun 2014
Mason Campton top-scored for the Aussies at Teterow tonight while Kyle rode for Team GB despite his wrist injury.
Despite picking up a wrist injury riding for Coventry at Brandon last night Kyle Howarth flew out to Germany and raced through the pain barrier to score 9 points from his four rides in the World Junior Team Cup semi-final at Teterow this evening.
That included race wins in three of his four outings, however with his wrist causing him some problems he was replaced in his final outing by Jason Garrity, who top-scored for Team GB with 11 points while Adam Ellis picked up 8 points and Robert Lambert 6 points.
The meeting was won by the Czech Republic after Vaclav Milik defeated Australia's Nick Morris in a run-off to determine who would automatically progress to the World Junior Team Cup Final after both the Czech Republic and Australia had tied on 37 points. Team GB finished third on 34, while hosts Germany languished at the back on just 8 points.
The Czechs now progress to the final at Slangerup in Denmark at the end of August while Australia must wait and see if they qualify as the best second-placed team following the second semi-final that takes place in Sweden next month.
Mason Campton finished as joint top scorer on 10 points (with Max Fricke) having scored in each of his five rides for the Aussies,which included a race win in his final outing. Nick Morris scored 9 points and Ryan Douglas on 8 from his three completed rides but with two potentially costly exclusions to his name!
Elsewhere, tonight's World Championship qualifier at Berwick was eventually rained off after a delay of almost two hours from the scheduled start time, and it will now be re-staged at 7:30pm this coming Monday (9th June).
Meanwhile, at the other World Championship qualifier that took place today at Ljubljana in Slovenia there were three former Comets in the 16-rider field; Tero Aarnio, Mattia Carpanese and Peter Kildemand. Tero picked up 4 points, Mattia 2 points and Peter 10 points, which was enough for him to progress to the next qualifying round.
The meeting was won by home rider and current GP contestant Matej Zagar with 13 points, ahead of Scunthorpe's recent Danish recruit Nicolai Klindt on 12 points.
Finally, our own Ricky Wells takes part in his GP qualifier at Abensberg, Germany on Monday.
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Last Updated : Sun 08 Jun 2014, 12:35 UK