European Pairs Speedway Championship

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The European Pairs Speedway Championship is an annual speedway event held each year in different countries organized by the European Motorcycle Union (UEM) since 2004.

Rules[edit]

The minimum age limit (16 years) starts on the date of the rider's birthday.

Team composition[edit]

The 6 (or 7) competing teams shall each consist of 3 riders: 2 riders having programmed riders and the third rider being a substitute, as follows:

6 pairs 7 pairs
  • Pair A: No 1, 2, and 13
  • Pair B: No 3, 4, and 14
  • Pair C: No 5, 6, and 15
  • Pair D: 7, 8, and 16
  • Pair E: 9, 10, and 17
  • Pair F: 11, 12, and 18
  • Pair A: No 1, 2, and 15
  • Pair B: No 3, 4, and 16
  • Pair C: No 5, 6, and 17
  • Pair D: 7, 8, and 18
  • Pair E: 9, 10, and 19
  • Pair F: 11, 12, and 20
  • Pair G: 13, 14, and 21

The substitute rider may take the place of any programmed rider, at any time, within the maximum number of permitted heats (5 when is 6 pairs and 6 when is 7 pairs) as decided by the Team Manager.

Race format[edit]

6 pairs
Gate A
(inside)
B
 
C
 
D
(outside)
A-C B-D
Heat No Riders starting No
1 1 3 2 4 A B
2 5 7 6 8 C D
3 11 9 12 10 F E
4 7 1 8 2 D A
5 9 5 10 6 E C
6 3 11 4 12 B F
7 1 5 2 6 A C
8 11 7 12 8 F D
9 9 3 10 4 E B
10 5 11 6 12 C F
11 1 9 2 10 A E
12 3 7 4 8 B D
13 11 1 12 2 F A
14 7 9 8 10 D E
15 5 3 6 4 C B
7 pairs
Gate A
(inside)
B
 
C
 
D
(outside)
A-C B-D
Heat No Riders starting No
1 1 3 2 4 A B
2 5 7 6 8 C D
3 9 11 10 12 E F
4 13 1 14 2 G A
5 3 5 4 6 B C
6 7 9 8 10 D E
7 13 11 14 12 G F
8 1 5 2 6 A C
9 7 3 8 4 D B
10 9 13 10 14 E G
11 11 1 12 2 F A
12 3 9 4 10 B E
13 5 11 6 12 F C
14 13 7 14 8 G D
15 1 9 2 10 A E
16 11 3 12 4 F B
17 5 13 6 14 C G
18 7 1 8 2 D A
19 3 13 4 14 B G
20 9 5 10 6 E C
21 11 7 12 8 F D

Previous winners[edit]

Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place
2004 Hungary Debrecen  Czech Republic  Russia  Poland
2005 Poland Gdańsk  Poland  Czech Republic  Slovenia
2006 Slovenia Lendava  Poland  Slovenia  Hungary
2007 Italy Terenzano  Czech Republic  Poland  Russia
2008 Austria Natschbach-Loipersbach  Poland  Czech Republic  Russia
2009 Hungary Miskolc  Czech Republic  Russia  Poland
2010 Germany Stralsund  Czech Republic  Germany  Croatia
2011 Poland Piła  Poland  Hungary  Russia
2012 Ukraine Rivne  Ukraine  Latvia  Denmark
2013 Germany Herxheim  Germany  Poland  Ukraine
2014 Czech Republic Divišov  Czech Republic  Poland  Russia

Classification[edit]

Pos National Team Total Gold Silver Bronze
1.  Czech Republic 7 5 2
2.  Poland 9 4 3 2
3.  Germany 2 1 1
4.  Ukraine 1 1 1
5.  Russia 6 2 4
6.  Hungary 2 1 1
7.  Slovenia 2 1 1
8.  Latvia 1 1
9.  Croatia 1 1
10.  Denmark 1 1

Champions[edit]

This is a complete list of speedway riders who have won this Championship. In total, 24 different riders from 4 national teams have a European Pairs Champion title. List in alphabetical order is here.

Four times Champions:

Two times Champion:

One time Champions:

Note: riders in bold type are current European Champions.

Participating nations[edit]

Legend
  • Gold – Champions.
  • Silver – Runners-up.
  • Bronze – Third place.
  • 4–12 – 4th to 20th places.
  •    – Final hosts.
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming tournament.
  • q – Will take part in the upcoming qualification.
Team 2004
Hungary
(12)
2005
Poland
(10)
2006
Slovenia
(13)
2007
Italy
(15)
2008
Austria
(12)
 Poland Bronze Gold Gold Silver Gold
 Czech Republic Gold Silver 4 Gold Silver
 Russia Silver 8 5 Bronze Bronze
 Hungary 4 4 Bronze 8 4
 Latvia 8 7 5
 Austria 9 9 6 6
 Germany 5 5 7 12 7
 Ukraine 7 10 6 5 8
 Finland 8 4 9
 Slovenia 6 Bronze Silver 9 10
 Italy 11 6 11 7 11
 Croatia 12 13 11 12
 Sweden 10
 Norway 13
 France 10 10 14
 Romania 12 15
 Netherlands 9
 Great Britain
 Denmark


See also[edit]