|Date of birth:||25.01.1998|
|Place of birth:||Landshut, Germany|
|Sporting heroes:||Robert Barth, Leigh Adams|
17 –year old is one of the most talented German speedway riders who had the opportunity to compete on foreign tracks. The young man from Landshut has already become individual German champion, beating Martin Smolinski, he gains maximum points in local tournaments. No wonder that as a reward for a great attitude he has wild card received from the organizers of Speedway European Championships series for the second round of SEC which is in his hometown.
The young German showed up on the positive side during last year Speedway Best Pairs Cup tournament in Landshut, where he scored six points and a bonus in three starts. 16-year-old Michael Haertel defeated the far more experienced Renat Gafurow or Chris Holder. He also had good performance in the qualifying round of SWC in Landshut, where he scored eight points in five races.
On his website you can read that his dream is to be able to make some magic. Will Michael Haertel make some magic to everyone and make a big surprise for himself and his fans in the presence of thousands of German fans?