PIRATES star Kacper Woryna has been handed a spot in Speedway European Championship qualifying.

The Pirates star and team-mate Mateusz Szczepaniak had on Tuesday been due to race in the Golden Helmet semi-finals, the competition which had been set to determine Poland's entrants for Grand Prix and SEC qualifying.

However, the meetings were called off and the Main Commission of Speedway Sport (GKSZ) – the governing body of speedway in Poland – then nominated six riders to take part in qualifying in consultation with national team boss Marek Cieslak.

Riders were selected on the basis of their 2017 performances, with only members of this year's Poland squad considered.

Woryna was chosen alongside Piotr Protasiewicz, Janusz Kolodziej, Krzysztof Buczkowski, Grzegorz Zengota and Szymon Wozniak.

Former Coventry ace Woryna is due to race at Croatian circuit Gorican on Saturday, April 28 in one of four semi-final qualifiers.

Szczepaniak qualified for the SEC for the first time last year and finished seventh, ahead of the likes of Kenneth Bjerre, Andrej Kudryashov and Michael Jepsen Jensen.

The Golden Helmet semi-finals have been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 10, sandwiched between Poole's trip to Leicester and the home clash with Belle Vue.

The final is set to take place at Pila on Thursday, April 19, the night after Pirates host Swindon.