Young trio’s bold charge

Mildura riders Jaimon Lidsey, Cooper Riordan and Jordan Stewart represented Australia at the weekend.

Mildura riders Jaimon Lidsey, Cooper Riordan and Jordan Stewart represented Australia at the weekend.

A 12-point evening from Jaimon Lidsey wasn’t quite enough for Australia in their FIM Team Speedway U21 World Championship semi-final in Glasgow at the weekend.

Great Britain racked up 50 points against an Australian side featuring three Mildura riders in Lidsey, Jordan Stewart and Cooper Riordan and managed by Merbein’s Mark Lemon, the Czech Republic and Germany.

The Aussies’ 33-point haul didn’t fully reflect their contribution to the meeting, while Czech 16-year-old Jan Kvech proved he has a massive future in the sport by scoring 15 of his nation’s 26 points.

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