ZACH Wajtknecht missed out on a spot in the FIM World Under 21 final after ending his qualifier in Stralsund, Germany, on seven points.

The Bristol-based youngster was one of five Brits to make the trip to Europe as three events were hosted to determine the riders that will contest this year’s world U21 championship.

King’s Lynn Stars skipper Robert Lambert was the only British representative to qualify, as Dan Bewley, Drew Kemp and Jack Thomas also missed out on a final spot.

Wajtknecht’s night in Stralsund got off to a steady start, as he recorded three points from his opening two rides – including a second-placed finish in heat five over American duo Broc Nicol and Luke Becker.

Hopes of qualification were plunged into doubt though when he ran his only last place of the evening in heat 10.

Respectable efforts in heats 15 and 20 ensured Wajtknecht ended the evening on seven points – and he made eventual meeting winner Frederik Jacobsen work hard for points in the concluding race when leading the Danish hope.

Wajtknecht returns to British domestic action tomorrow when lining up alongside new Swindon Robins reserve Ellis Perks at Wimborne Road (12pm) against Poole Pirates in the SGB Premiership.