2017 Speedway European Championship

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2017 Speedway European Championship
Season details
Dates 30 June – 14 October
Events 4
Cities 4
Countries 3
Riders 15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats (in 4 events)
Winners
Champion  LVA Andžejs Ļebedevs
Runner-up  RUS Artem Laguta
3rd place  CZE Václav Milík

The 2017 Speedway European Championship season was the fifth season of the Speedway European Championship (SEC) era, and the 17th UEM Individual Speedway European Championship. It was the fifth series under the promotion of One Sport Lts. of Poland.

The championship was won by Andžejs Ļebedevs, who claimed the title for the first time.[1] Despite not winning a round, he finished in second place three times, leaving him seven points clear of Russia's Artem Laguta in the final standings. Last year's runner-up Václav Milík finished third, while Krzysztof Kasprzak and Andreas Jonsson secured the final spots in the 2018 line-up by finishing forth and fifth respectively.


Qualification[edit]

For the 2017 season, 15 permanent riders were joined at each SEC Final by one wild card and two track reserves.

Defending champion, Nicki Pedersen from Denmark was automatically invited to participate in all final events. Václav Milík, Krzysztof Kasprzak, Grigory Laguta and Leon Madsen secured their participation in all final events thanks to being in the top five of the general classification in the 2016 season.

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

Qualified riders[edit]

# Riders 2016 place SEC Ch place Appearance
Denmark Nicki Pedersen 1 5th
Czech Republic Václav Milík 2 3rd
Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak 3 3rd
Russia Grigory Laguta 4 5th
Denmark Leon Madsen 5 2nd
Poland Przemysław Pawlicki 8 1 3rd
Denmark Kenneth Bjerre 2 1st
Denmark Nicolai Klindt 3 1st
Poland Mateusz Szczepaniak 4 2nd
Germany Martin Smolinski 5 3rd
Poland Kacper Gomólski 6 1st
Poland Adrian Miedziński 7 1st
Russia Artem Laguta 2nd
Sweden Andreas Jonsson 2nd
Latvia Andžejs Ļebedevs 13 3rd

Calendar[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The calendar for qualification consisted of 3 Semi-final events and one SEC Challenge event.

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
Semifinal 1 29 April Hungary Nagyhalász, Hungary

Speedway Stadium

Poland Przemysław Pawlicki Denmark Mikkel Bech Ukraine Andrey Karpov Poland Janusz Kołodziej results
Semifinal 2 29 April Austria Mureck, Austria

Speedway Stadium

Latvia Andžejs Ļebedevs Denmark Michael Jepsen Jensen Poland Adrian Miedziński Poland Kacper Gomólski results
Semifinal 3 29 April Italy Terenzano, Italy

Moto Club Olimpia

Finland Timo Lahti Germany Martin Smolinski Denmark Kenneth Bjerre Russia Andrey Kudryashov results
Semifinal 4 6 May France Lamothe-Landerron, [[]]

Speedway Stadium

Sweden Kim Nilsson Poland Mateusz Szczepaniak Denmark Nicolai Klindt France David Bellego results
SEC Challenge 20 May Croatia Goričan, Croatia

Stadium Milenium

Poland Przemysław Pawlicki Denmark Kenneth Bjerre Denmark Nicolai Klindt Poland Mateusz Szczepaniak results

Championship Series[edit]

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

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 30 June Poland Toruń, Poland

MotoArena Toruń

Poland Jarosław Hampel Czech Republic Václav Milík Jr. Latvia Andžejs Ļebedevs Poland Przemysław Pawlicki results
2 15 July Germany Güstrow, Germany

Stadion Güstrow

Russia Artem Laguta Latvia Andžejs Ļebedevs Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Czech Republic Václav Milík Jr. results
3 5 August Sweden Hallstavik, Sweden

HZ Bygg Arena

Czech Republic Václav Milík Jr. Latvia Andžejs Ļebedevs Sweden Andreas Jonsson Sweden Jacob Thorssell results
4 14 October[4] Poland Lublin, Poland

Mosir Bystrzyca

Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Latvia Andžejs Ļebedevs Russia Artem Laguta Poland Przemysław Pawlicki results

Classification[edit]

Pos. Rider Points Poland Germany Sweden Poland
1 Latvia (129) Andžejs Ļebedevs 52 11 14 13 14
2 Russia (2) Artem Laguta 45 8 15 9 13
3 Czech Republic (13) Václav Milík 44 12 9 13 10
4 Poland (507) Krzysztof Kasprzak 39 9 11 6 13
5 Sweden (100) Andreas Jonsson 39 10 8 14 7
6 Poland (59) Przemysław Pawlicki 34 10 7 6 11
7 Poland (58) Mateusz Szczepaniak 29 9 10 5 5
8 Denmark (91) Kenneth Bjerre 28 8 4 5 11
9 Russia (9) Andrey Kudryashov 26 7 9 3 7
10 Denmark (52) Michael Jepsen Jensen 24 9 8 7
11 Germany (84) Martin Smolinski 20 2 3 7 8
12 Poland (44) Kacper Gomólski 20 6 5 8 1
13 Denmark (66) Leon Madsen 20 5 3 5 7
14 Poland (16) Jarosław Hampel 14 14
15 Denmark (177) Mikkel Bech 13 2 2 5 4
16 Germany (16) Kai Huckenbeck 12 12
17 Sweden (15) Jacob Thorssell 10 10
18 Russia (7) Grigory Laguta 9 9
18 Sweden (16) Pontus Aspgren 9 9
20 Poland (16) Daniel Jeleniewski 7 7
21 Denmark (29) Nicolai Klindt 5 0 5
22 Poland (17) Paweł Przedpełski 2 2
23 Poland (18) Szymon Woźniak 2 2

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