SPEEDWAY - REBELS SAM MASTERS QUALIFIES FOR WORLD U21 FINALS
By Deegeetee | Saturday, June 02, 2012, 23:18
Cases' Somerset Rebel Sam Masters has tonight qualified for the final of the World Under-21 Speedway Championship after finish 4th in his semi-final meeting in Terenzano, Italy.
Masters scored 11 points from his 5 rides to finish equal with Dane Michael Jepsen Jensen, but was placed 4th after a run-off between the 2 riders to determine the final podium position.
Unfortunately it wasn't such a happy night for Somerset's other 3 representatives in the semi-finals, Kyle Newman and Alex Davies finishing in 11th and 13th place respectively in Italy, while Tom Perry was placed 14th in the other semi-final that was held earlier in the day in Ukraine.
"It is a great achievement for Sam to have qualified for such a prestigious World Final as this," said Somerset Promoter Debbie Hancock on hearing the news from Italy, "obviously we are disappointed for Kyle, Alex and Tom in that they did not qualify for the Finals, but they can be proud of their achievements in reaching the semi-finals."
"I know that Sam will be over the moon in qualifying and I am sure that the Somerset fans will turn out in force at the Oaktree Arena on Friday for our match against Berwick to not only welcome him home, but to also recognise Kyle, Alex and Tom's achievements in getting this far in a World Championship competition."
The Finals to determine the 2012 World Under-21 Speedway Champion comprise 7 rounds starting out in Italy on 21st July and ending with two rounds in Argentina in November, with the British round being staged at Coventry on Friday 17th August.
Press Release by Ian Belcher
Somerset Rebels Press Officer