MANSFIELD speedway ace Max Fricke is maxing-up the miles in Europe in a jam-packed speedway schedule which has remarkably consisted of 11 meetings in 14 days.
The 20-year-old, who competes for Belle Vue Aces in the Elite League in the United Kingdom, also races for teams in Denmark, Sweden and Poland.
“I’ve been pretty busy running around all over the place. I’ve had 11 meetings in 14 days,” Max, who has won his last four race meetings, said.
Max’s last meeting was in Sweden on Tuesday, July 12 where, competing for Rospiggarna Speedway Club, won in a top of the table clash with Piraterna SC.
During the last 2 weeks Max has raced in the following order of countries: Poland, Sweden, England, Italy, Poland, Sweden, England, Poland, Denmark, Sweden and England but has loved every minute of it.
“It’s been all a bit of a blur really but it’s still really enjoyable,” he said.
Max still has his work cut out for him in the next few weeks, however, as he will also compete for Australia in the 2016 FIM Speedway World Cup on Tuesday, July 26 at Vastervik in Sweden.
“To be picked for the World Cup is pretty cool. It’s something that I’ve looked at and wanted to do for years so to finally be a part of it is pretty special,” Max added.
Australia will compete in Event 2 against the likes of the USA, Germany where they hope to directly qualify for the final that takes place in Manchester in the United Kingdom on July 30.
“To be honest, I just really want to do well for Australia. Our qualifier takes place in Sweden so we have a pretty good chance at winning that and going straight through to the final which will make it easier. It’s a pretty big one,” Max said.
Max has also competed in the first round of the World Under-21 Speedway Championship Final at King’s Lynn in the United Kingdom earlier in June. “It would be really nice to win that one too but I had a tough first round so I’d like to finish as strongly as I can and look for a top three finish,” Max said.
Final 2 of the World Under-21 Speedway Championship in the Czech Republic on September 16 and Final 3 will take place in Poland on October 2.
You can follow Max’s progress throughout his season via his official website: maxfrickeracing.com.