May 24th, 2018.

Teenager Harry Walker returns to European Championship action this weekend when the six-round series begins its second half in the south of Poland.

The 19-year-old Zip Yamaha rider goes to Cieszyn, near Katowice, in third place in the series just 20 points behind the leader, Christopher Tveraen from Norway.

Walker heads there fresh from a tough workout at NORA’s meeting at Milton Malsor last Sunday, where he finished third overall (3-4-2) and also set the fastest lap of the meeting in the opening Pro/Am race. Former British Champion Mark McLernon took overall victory with a fine three race maximum.

In Poland, Walker’s biggest challenge will come from Tveraen and reigning European Champion, Kevin Saar from Estonia. However, the locals will be behind their own Roman Gwiazda, who won the qualifying race at the previous European round in Ukraine, but who hit problems in the point scoring races.

The promoters are also making a big play of Polish rally star Rafal Sonik being present. However, it is unclear if the grizzly 51-year-old and winner of the quad class in the 2015 Dakar Rally, will be racing or waving to the crowd ...

Current Points: Tveraen (Norway) 109, Saar (Estonia) 103, Walker (GB) 89, Phoelich (Holland) 85, Vandendijck (Belgium) 64, Gwiazda (Poland) 61.