Max Fricke

Date of birth

29/03/1996

Place birth

Mansfield, VIC, Australia

Nation

Australia

Club

Grudziadz (Poland), Indianerna (Sweden), Leicester (GB)

Rider number

46

Fim rank

13

Career info

Debut

Australian SGP – Melbourne (October 22, 2016)

First win

Torun SGP (October 2, 2020)

Championship points

257 pts / AVG : -

Appearances

37

Heats raced

193

Heats won

30

Finals

3

Wins

2

Biography

Max Fricke inked his name in Australian racing history when he helped his country to 2022 FIM Speedway of Nations gold – their first world team title since 2002.

 

That wasn’t his only golden moment of 2022 as he also topped the podium at the Orlen FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Warsaw in front of over 50,000 fans at PGE Narodowy.

The 2016 FIM Speedway Under-21 world champion made his Speedway GP debut in 2020. The season was a baptism of fire, but Fricke still fought his way to a solid 10th place, claiming his first-ever win at FIM Torun Speedway GP round seven.

Fricke built on that by finishing eighth in 2021 – making him the highest-placed Australian rider. He also took second spot at the 2021 FIM GP Challenge in Zarnovica to secure qualification for 2022.

The two-time, reigning Australian champion finished 13th in the 2022 series, missing the final round in Torun due to injury. He will hope to climb much higher in 2023.

Sgp Wins

Torun SGP

2020 (R7)

Warsaw SGP

2022

career

highlights

1

FIM Speedway of Nations world champion

2022

1

FIM Speedway Under-21 world champion

2016

2

Australian champion

2019, 2020

4

Australian Under-21 champion

2013, 2014, 2015, 2017