Young Brits through to world final

TWO British youngsters, Tai Woffinden and Lewis Bridger are both through to the World Under-21 Championship final.Woffinden won the first of the two semi-finals at Miskolc in Hungary.

TWO British youngsters, Tai Woffinden and Lewis Bridger are both through to the World Under-21 Championship final.

Woffinden won the first of the two semi-finals at Miskolc in Hungary.

The Wolverhampton rider, who is one of the track reserves at the British SGP at Cardiff next weekend, took top spot on the rostrum with 14 points. He dropped his only point to Patrick Hougaard in Heat 5.

Dane Hougaard was runner-up on 13 points, and Artem Laguta beat Bridger and Darcy Ward in a run-off for third after all three finished on 11 points.

Also through to the final are Jurica Pavlic (10), Viatcheslav Gerutskyi (9) and Michal Mitko (7), the latter winning a run-off against Linus Eklof.

The much-fancied Slovakian Martin Vaculik withdrew from the meeting after crashing in his first ride after an engine failure.

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The second semi-final takes place at Kumla in Sweden next Saturday.

Scorers: Tai Woffinden (Great Britain) 14, Patrick Hougaard (Denmark)13, Artem Laguta (Russia) 11+3, Lewis Bridger (Great Britain) 11+2, Darcy Ward (Australia) 11+1, Jurica Pavlic (Croatia) 10, Viatcheslav Gerutskyi (Latvia) 9, Michal Mitko (Poland) 7+3, Linus Eklof (Sweden) 7+2, Jozsef Tabaka (Hungary) 6, Matej Kus (Czech Republic) 6, Szymon Kielbasa (Poland) 4, Matic Voldrih (Slovenia) 4, Aleksander Conda (Slovenia) 3, Maksim Bogdanovs (Latvia) 3, Martin Vaculik (Slovakia) 1, Jan Holub (Czech Republic - res) 0, Matija Duh (Slovenia - res) 0.