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|Current season, competition or edition:|
2019 Individual Speedway Junior World Championship
|No. of teams||14 riders|
|POL Maksym Drabik (2019)|
|Most titles||Individual - 2 titles:|
AUS Darcy Ward
RUS Emil Sayfutdinov
POL Maksym Drabik
Team - 8 titles:
The Individual Speedway Junior World Championship (usually referred to as the Speedway World Under 21 Championship) is an annual speedway event held each year organized by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) since 1977. The current (2019) world champion is Maksym Drabik from Poland.
Drabik (2017 and 2019), along with Emil Sayfutdinov from Russia (2007 and 2008) and Darcy Ward from Australia (2009 and 2010) are the only double U-21 World Champions.
Per Jonsson from Sweden (1985), Gary Havelock from Great Britain (1987) and Jason Crump from Australia (1995) are (as of 2018) the only Under-21 World Champions who have gone on to win the Individual Speedway World Championship. Jonsson won the World Championship in 1990, Havelock won in 1992 while Crump won the championship in 2004, 2006 and 2009.
Between 1977 and 1987 the Championship was the called Individual Speedway Junior European Championship (European Speedway Under 21 Championship), open only to European riders. In 1979, the Championship allowed riders from other continents to compete, but was renamed to the Speedway World Under 21 Championship in 1988.
A new competition was named Individual Speedway Junior European Championship was founded by the European Motorcycle Union (UEM) in 1998, only open to European competitors.
The minimum age of a rider to compete is 16 years of age (starting on the date of the rider's birthday). The maximum age is 21 years of age (finishing at the end of the year in which the rider celebrates his 21st birthday).
|1977||Vojens||Alf Busk (9 pts)||Joe Owen (8 pts)||Les Collins (7 pts)|
|1978||Lonigo||Finn Rune Jensen (13 pts)||Kevin Jolly (12+3 pts)||Neil Middleditch (12+2 pts)|
|1979||Leningrad||Ron Preston (13 pts)||Airat Faizulin (12 pts)||Ari Koponen (11+3 pts)|
|1980||Pocking||Tommy Knudsen (14 pts)||Tony Briggs (12 pts)||Dennis Sigalos (11+3 pts)|
|1981||Slaný||Shawn Moran (15 pts)||Antonín Kasper, Jr. (14 pts)||Jiří Hnidak (13 pts)|
|1982||Pocking||Antonín Kasper, Jr. (14 pts)||Mark Courtney (12+3 pts)||Peter Ravn (12+2 pts)|
|1983||Lonigo||Steve Baker (13 pts)||David Bargh (12 pts)||Marvyn Cox (11 pts)|
|1984||King's Lynn||Marvyn Cox (12 pts)||Neil Evitts (11+3 pts)||Steve Lucero (11+2 pts)|
|1985||Abensberg||Per Jonsson (15 pts)||Jimmy Nilsen (13 pts)||Ole Hansen (11+3pts)|
|1986||Rivne||Igor Marko (13 pts)||Tony Olsson (12 pts)||Brian Karger (11 pts)|
|1987||Zielona Góra||Gary Havelock (13 pts)||Piotr Świst (12+3 pts)||Sean Wilson (12+2 pts)|
|1988||Slaný||Peter Nahlin (14 pts)||Henrik Gustafsson (11+3 pts)||Brian Karger (11+2 pts)|
|1989||Lonigo||Gert Handberg (13+3 pts)||Chris Louis (13+2 pts)||Niklas Karlsson (12 pts)|
|1990||Lviv||Chris Louis (14 pts)||Rene Aas (13 pts)||Tony Rickardsson (10+3 pts)|
|1991||Coventry||Brian Andersen (14+3 pts)||Morten Andersen (14+2 pts)||Jason Lyons (11 pts)|
|1992||Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm||Leigh Adams (14+3 pts)||Mark Loram (14+2 pts)||Joe Screen (13 pts)|
|1993||Pardubice||Joe Screen (14+3 pts)||Mikael Karlsson (14+2 pts)||Rune Holta (10+3 pts)|
|1994||Elgane||Mikael Karlsson (14+3 pts)||Rune Holta (14+2 pts)||Jason Crump (12+3 pts)|
|1995||Tampere||Jason Crump (13+3 pts)||Daniel Andersson (13+F pts)||Ryan Sullivan (12+3 pts)|
|1996||Olching||Piotr Protasiewicz (15 pts)||Ryan Sullivan (11+3 pts)||Jesper B. Jensen (11+2 pts)|
|1997||Mšeno||Jesper B. Jensen (14 pts)||Rafał Dobrucki (11+3 pts)||Scott Nicholls (11+2 pts)|
|1998||Piła||Robert Dados (14+3 pts)||Krzysztof Jabłoński (14+2 pts)||Matej Ferjan (12 pts)|
|1999||Vojens||Lee Richardson (13 pts)||Aleš Dryml, Jr. (11 pts)||Nigel Sadler (10+3+2 pts)|
|2000||Gorzów Wlkp.||Andreas Jonsson (14 pts)||Krzysztof Cegielski (11+3 pts)||Jarosław Hampel (11+2 pts)|
|2001||Peterborough||Dawid Kujawa (12 pts)||Lukáš Dryml (11 pts)||Rafał Okoniewski (10+3 pts)|
|2002||Slaný||Lukáš Dryml (14+3 pts)||Krzysztof Kasprzak (14+2 pts)||David Howe (12 pts)|
|2003||Kumla||Jarosław Hampel (14 pts)||Chris Harris (13 pts)||Rafał Szombierski (11+3 pts)|
|2004||Wrocław||Robert Miśkowiak (12 pts +2 +2)||Kenneth Bjerre (8 pts +3 +2)||Matej Žagar (8 pts +2 +1)|
|2005||Wiener Neustadt||Krzysztof Kasprzak (8 pts)||Tomáš Suchánek (8 pts)||Fredrik Lindgren (7 pts)|
|2006||Terenzano||Karol Ząbik (13 pts +3)||Antonio Lindbäck (12 pts +2)||Christian Hefenbrock (12 pts +1)|
|2007||Ostrów Wlkp.||Emil Sayfutdinov (15 pts)||Chris Holder (14 pts)||Paweł Hlib (12 pts)|
|2008||Pardubice||Emil Sayfutdinov (14 pts)||Chris Holder (12+3 pts)||Jurica Pavlic (12+2 pts)|
|2009||Goričan||Darcy Ward (13 pts)||Jurica Pavlic (12+3 pts)||Patrick Hougaard (12+2 pts)|
|2010||three events||Darcy Ward (30+3 pts)||Maciej Janowski (30+2 pts)||Maksims Bogdanovs (30+1 pts)|
|2011||four events||Maciej Janowski (50 pts)||Darcy Ward (46+3 pts)||Przemysław Pawlicki (46+2 pts)|
|2012||seven events||Michael Jepsen Jensen (90 pts)||Maciej Janowski (89 pts)||Mikkel Bech Jensen (75 pts)|
|2013||three events||Patryk Dudek (35 pts)||Piotr Pawlicki Jr. (34 pts)||Kacper Gomólski (29 pts)|
|2014||three events||Piotr Pawlicki Jr. (42 pts)||Kacper Gomolski (36 pts)||Mikkel Michelsen (33 pts)|
|2015||three events||Bartosz Zmarzlik (39 pts)||Anders Thomsen (34 pts)||Mikkel Michelsen (34 pts)|
|2016||three events||Max Fricke (46 pts)||Krystian Pieszczek (40 pts)||Robert Lambert (37+3 pts)|
|2017||three events||Maksym Drabik (49 pts)||Bartosz Smektała (42 pts)||Max Fricke (41 pts)|
|2018||three events||Bartosz Smektała (56 pts)||Maksym Drabik (54 pts)||Robert Lambert (46 pts)|
|2019||three events||Maksym Drabik (49 pts)||Bartosz Smektała (45+3 pts)||Dominik Kubera (45+2 pts)|
|2020||one event||Jaimon Lidsey (20 pts)||Dominik Kubera (16 pts)||Oleg Mikhailov (14 pts)|
|6.|| Soviet Union |
|7.|| Czechoslovakia |
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