2016 Speedway European Championship

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2016 Speedway European Championship
Season details
Dates16 July – 17 September
Events4
Cities4
Countries4
Riders15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats(in 4 events)
Winners
Champion DEN Nicki Pedersen
Runner-up CZE Václav Milík
3rd place POL Krzysztof Kasprzak

The 2016 Speedway European Championship season was the fourth season of the Speedway European Championship (SEC) era, and the 16th UEM Individual Speedway European Championship. It was the fourth series under the promotion of One Sport Lts. of Poland.

The championship was won by Nicki Pedersen, who claimed the title for the first time.[1] He won by two points from Václav Milík, who beat Krzysztof Kasprzak in a run-off for second place. Grigory Laguta and Leon Madsen finished fourth and fifth to ensure qualification for the 2017 competition. Two-time defending champion Emil Sayfutdinov finished seventh.


Qualification[edit]

For the 2016 season, 15 permanent riders were joined at each SEC Final by one wild card and two track reserves.

Defending champion, Emil Sayfutdinov from Russia was automatically invited to participate in all final events. Nicki Pedersen, Antonio Lindbäck, Janusz Kołodziej and Martin Vaculík secured their participation in all final events thanks to being in the top five of the general classification in the 2015 season.

Seven riders qualified through the SEC Challenge and the line-up was then completed when Grigory Laguta, Václav Milík and Andžejs Ļebedevs received and accepted wild cards to compete. [2]

Qualified riders[edit]

# Riders 2015 place SEC Ch place Appearance
Russia Emil Sayfutdinov 1 4th
Denmark Nicki Pedersen 2 4th
Sweden Antonio Lindbäck 3 2nd
Poland Janusz Kołodziej 4 3rd
Slovakia Martin Vaculík 5 4th
Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak - 1 2nd
Denmark Leon Madsen 2 1st
Finland Joonas Kylmäkorpi 3 1st
Poland Przemysław Pawlicki 7 4 2nd
Denmark Hans N. Andersen 9 5 3rd
Sweden Peter Ljung 6 1st
Denmark Anders Thomsen 7 1st
Russia Grigory Laguta 6 4th
Czech Republic Václav Milík 12 2nd
Latvia Andžejs Ļebedevs 2nd

Calendar[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The calendar for qualification consisted of 3 Semifinal events and one SEC Challenge event.

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
Semifinal 1 30 April Hungary Debrecen, Hungary

Speedway Stadium

Czech Republic Eduard Krčmář Germany Martin Smolinski Sweden Peter Ljung Denmark Leon Madsen results
Semifinal 2 7 May Austria Mureck, Austria

Speedway Stadium

Denmark Michael Jepsen Jensen Denmark Hans N. Andersen Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Italy Nicolas Covatti results
Semifinal 3 15 May Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic

Speedway Stadium

Poland Mateusz Szczepaniak Russia Artem Laguta Finland Joonas Kylmäkorpi Poland Tomasz Jędrzejak results
Semifinal 4 15 May Slovakia Zarnovica, Slovakia

Speedway Stadium

Sweden Fredrik Lindgren Denmark Anders Thomsen Poland Przemysław Pawlicki Sweden Thomas H. Jonasson results
SEC Challenge 27 May Germany Olching, Germany

Stadion Olching

Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Denmark Leon Madsen Finland Joonas Kylmäkorpi Poland Przemysław Pawlicki results

Championship Series[edit]

A four-event calendar was scheduled for the final series,[3] with events in Germany, Latvia, Russia and Poland.

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 16 July Germany Güstrow, Germany

Speedway Stadion

Slovakia Martin Vaculík Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Germany Kai Huckenbeck Poland Janusz Kołodziej results
2 6 August Latvia Daugavpils, Latvia

Spīdveja centrs

Russia Grigory Laguta Finland Joonas Kylmäkorpi Russia Emil Sayfutdinov Latvia Maksims Bogdanovs results
3 20 August Russia Tolyatti, Russia

IMega-Lada Stadium

Russia Grigory Laguta Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Denmark Leon Madsen Denmark Hans N. Andersen results
4 17 September Poland Rybnik, Poland

Stadion Miejski

Denmark Nicki Pedersen Czech Republic Václav Milík Jr. Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Russia Emil Sayfutdinov results

Classification[edit]

Pos. Rider Points Germany Latvia Russia Poland
1 Denmark (3) Nicki Pedersen 40 7 6 10 17
2 Czech Republic (13) Václav Milík 38 8 9 10 11
3 Poland (507) Krzysztof Kasprzak 38 11 5 8 14
4 Russia (7) Grigory Laguta 37 13 14 10
5 Denmark (66) Leon Madsen 37 7 8 11 11
6 Sweden (85) Antonio Lindbäck 37 8 7 14 8
7 Russia (89) Emil Sayfutdinov 35 8 10 5 12
8 Poland (59) Przemysław Pawlicki 33 9 9 8 7
9 Latvia (29) Andžejs Ļebedevs 26 8 7 6 5
10 Finland (610) Joonas Kylmäkorpi 25 14 5 6
11 Slovakia (54) Martin Vaculík 24 12 4 8 0
12 Poland (27) Janusz Kołodziej 24 9 4 6 5
13 Denmark (34) Hans N. Andersen 24 7 8 9
14 Denmark (5) Anders Thomsen 20 6 9 5 0
15 Sweden (36) Peter Ljung 16 5 2 3 6
16 Latvia (16) Maksims Bogdanovs 11 11
17 Germany (15) Kai Huckenbeck 9 9
18 Poland (16) Kacper Woryna 6 6
19 Italy (78) Nicolás Covatti 5 1 4
20 Germany (16) Tobias Busch 4 4
21 Russia (16) Andrey Kudryashov 3 3
22 Poland (17) Robert Chimel 3 3
23 Germany (17) Tobias Kroner 1 1
24 Poland (18) Dominik Kucera 1 1
25 Russia (17) Mikhail Litvinov 0 0
26 Russia (18) Gleb Chugunov 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final 2016 SEC Standings". SEC.
  2. ^ "Participants announced". SEC.
  3. ^ "2016 SEC Events". SEC.

External links[edit]