2018 Speedway European Championship

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2018 Speedway European Championship
Season details
Dates23 June – 15 September
Events4
Cities4
Countries3
Riders15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats(in 4 events)
Winners
Champion DEN Leon Madsen
Runner-up POL Jarosław Hampel
3rd place GBR Robert Lambert

The 2018 Speedway European Championship season was the sixth season of the Speedway European Championship (SEC) era, and the 18th UEM Individual Speedway European Championship. It was the fifth series under the promotion of One Sport Lts. of Poland.

The championship was won by Denmark's Leon Madsen,[1] who finished 11 points ahead of Jarosław Hampel in second. Madsen won the last two rounds of the series, scoring a full 15-point maximum in the final round. Robert Lambert finished third overall, with Antonio Lindbäck and Mikkel Michelsen completing the top five.

Qualification[edit]

For the 2018 season, 15 permanent riders were joined at each SEC Final by one wildcard and two track reserves.

Defending champion, Andžejs Ļebedevs from Latvia was automatically invited to participate in all final events, while Václav Milík, Krzysztof Kasprzak and Andreas Jonsson secured their participation in all final events thanks to being in the top five of the general classification in the 2017 season. Artem Laguta, who finished second in 2017, declined his invite,[2] meaning an extra wildcard was announced.

Five riders qualified through the SEC Challenge, while Leon Madsen, Jarosław Hampel, Piotr Pawlicki Jr., Antonio Lindbäck, Kai Huckenbeck and Robert Lambert were named as series wildcards. [3]

Qualified riders[edit]

# Riders 2017 place SEC Ch place Appearance
Latvia Andžejs Ļebedevs 1 4th
Czech Republic Václav Milík 3 4th
Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak 4 4th
Sweden Andreas Jonsson 5 3rd
Russia Emil Sayfutdinov 1 5th
Denmark Mikkel Michelsen 2 1st
Czech Republic Josef Franc 3 1st
Russia Andrey Kudryashov 9 4 1st
Denmark Peter Kildemand 5 3rd
Denmark Leon Madsen 13 3rd
Poland Jarosław Hampel 14 1st
Poland Piotr Pawlicki Jr. 1st
Sweden Antonio Lindbäck 8 3rd
Germany Kai Huckenbeck 16 6 1st
United Kingdom Robert Lambert 1st

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
SEC Challenge 5 May Italy Terenzano, Italy

Moto Club Olimpia

Russia Emil Sayfutdinov Denmark Mikkel Michelsen Czech Republic Josef Franc Russia Andrey Kudryashov results

Championship Series[edit]

A four-event calendar was scheduled for the final series,[4] with events in Poland, Germany and Latvia.

Round Date City and venue Winner Runner-up 3rd placed 4th placed Results
1 23 June Poland Gniezno, Poland

Stadion Miejski

Poland Jarosław Hampel Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Germany Kai Huckenbeck Denmark Mikkel Michelsen results
2 14 July Germany Güstrow, Germany

Stadion Güstrow

United Kingdom Robert Lambert Denmark Leon Madsen Denmark Mikkel Michelsen Russia Emil Sayfutdinov results
3 18 August Latvia Daugavpils, Latvia

Spīdveja centrs

Denmark Leon Madsen Russia Emil Sayfutdinov United Kingdom Robert Lambert Czech Republic Václav Milík results
4 15 September Poland Chorzów, Poland

Silesian Stadium

Denmark Leon Madsen Sweden Antonio Lindbäck Poland Kacper Woryna Poland Jarosław Hampel results

Classification[edit]

Pos. Rider Points Poland Germany Latvia Poland
1 Denmark (66) Leon Madsen 56 8 14 16 18
2 Poland (33) Jarosław Hampel 45 17 8 9 11
3 United Kingdom (505) Robert Lambert 41 6 14 13 8
4 Sweden (85) Antonio Lindbäck 40 13 4 11 12
5 Denmark (155) Mikkel Michelsen 40 9 11 8 12
6 Russia (89) Emil Sayfutdinov 39 6 11 13 9
7 Czech Republic (225) Václav Milík 32 8 8 10 6
8 Denmark (25) Peter Kildemand 32 8 10 7 7
9 Germany (744) Kai Huckenbeck 26 11 9 6 0
10 Russia (91) Andrey Kudryashov 26 5 8 8 5
11 Poland (507) Krzysztof Kasprzak 24 8 6 3 7
12 Poland (777) Piotr Pawlicki Jr. 20 9 3 8
13 Latvia (29) Andžejs Ļebedevs 20 5 5 7 3
14 Sweden (100) Andreas Jonsson 19 7 6 6 0
15 Poland (16) Kacper Woryna 13 13
16 Germany (16) Kevin Wölbert 8 8
17 Poland (16) Adrian Gała 5 5
18 Ukraine (19) Aleksandr Loktaev 4 4
19 Latvia (16) Oleg Mihalovs 4 4
20 Czech Republic (444) Josef Franc 4 0 0 1 3
21 Poland (18) Jakub Miśkowiak 3 3
22 Poland (17) Robert Chmiel 1 1
23 Poland (18) Norbert Krakowiak 1 1
24 Germany (17) Max Dilger 1 1
25 Poland (17) Rafał Karczmarz 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leon Madsen new champion". SEC.
  2. ^ "Lambert replaces Laguta". SEC.
  3. ^ "Participants announced". SEC.
  4. ^ "2018 SEC Events". SEC.

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