Individual Speedway European Championship

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Individual Speedway European Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016 Speedway European Championship
Sport motorcycle speedway
Founded 2001
No. of teams 16 riders
Continent Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
 DEN Nicki Pedersen (2016)
Most titles Individual - 2 titles:
 RUS Emil Sayfutdinov
 SVN Matej Žagar
Team - 4 titles:
 Russia

The Individual Speedway European Championship is an annual individual speedway event held each year organized by the European Motorcycle Union (UEM) to determine the champion of Europe. The competition was founded in 2001 and was initially staged as a one-off meeting, however the single event was replaced by the Speedway European Championship series in 2012. As of 2015, the competition was staged over four rounds in a Grand Prix format, with the winner being declared as the rider who accumulated the most points over the duration of the four rounds. The minimum age of a rider to compete is 16 years of age (starting on the date of the rider's birthday).

The current champion is Nicki Pedersen from Denmark who won the title in 2016. Russia is also the most successful country having had four champions, Sayfutdinov (2014 and 2015), Grigory Laguta (2011) and Renat Gafurov (2009).

Winners[edit]

Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place
2001 Belgium Heusden Zolder Czech Republic Bohumil Brhel (14 pts) Poland Mariusz Staszewski (13 pts) Poland Krzysztof Cegielski (12+3 pts)
2002 Poland Rybnik Sweden Magnus Zetterström (12+3 pts) Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak (12+2 pts) Poland Rafał Szombierski (11+3 pts)
2003 Czech Republic Slaný Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak (12+3 pts) Poland Sławomir Drabik (12+2 pts) Sweden Magnus Zetterström (11 pts)
2004 Denmark Holsted Slovenia Matej Žagar (14+3 pts) Slovenia Matej Ferjan (14+2 pts) Denmark Hans N. Andersen (12 pts)
2005 Italy Lonigo Denmark Jesper B. Jensen (14+3 pts) Czech Republic Aleš Dryml, Jr. (14+2 pts) Finland Kai Laukkanen (12 pts)
2006 Hungary Miskolc Poland Krzysztof Jabłoński (13+3 pts) Poland Grzegorz Walasek (13+2 pts) Germany Christian Hefenbrock (12 pts)
2007 Austria Wiener Neustadt Croatia Jurica Pavlic (14 pts) Poland Sebastian Ułamek (13 pts) Denmark Patrick Hougaard (11 pts)
2008 Slovenia Lendava Slovenia Matej Žagar (14 pts) Poland Sebastian Ułamek (10+3+3 pts) Denmark Mads Korneliussen (10+2+2+2)
2009 Russia Tolyatti Russia Renat Gafurov (13+3 pts) Ukraine Andriy Karpow (13+2 pts) Czech Republic Aleš Dryml, Jr. (13+1 pts)
2010 Poland Tarnów Poland Sebastian Ułamek (15 pts) Czech Republic Aleš Dryml, Jr. (12 pts) Ukraine Andrij Karpow (11+3 pts)
2011 Ukraine Rivne Russia Grigory Laguta (14+3 pts) Poland Tomasz Gapinski (14+2 pts) Czech Republic Aleš Dryml, Jr. (12 pts)
Year Venue Winners 2nd place 3rd place

Final series (since 2012)[edit]

Year Venue Winners Runner-up 3rd place
2012 Four events Czech Republic Aleš Dryml, Jr. (48 pts) Poland Robert Miskowiak (44 pts) Ukraine Andrij Karpow (43 pts)
2013 Four events Slovenia Martin Vaculik (47 pts) Denmark Nicki Pedersen (44 pts) Russia Grigory Laguta (42 pts)
2014 Four events Russia Emil Sayfutdinov (54 pts) Denmark Peter Kildemand (48 pts) Denmark Nicki Pedersen (44 pts)
2015 Four events Russia Emil Sayfutdinov (58 pts) Denmark Nicki Pedersen (55 pts) Sweden Antonio Lindbäck (51 pts)
2016 Four events Denmark Nicki Pedersen (40 pts) Czech Republic Václav Milík (38 pts) Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak (38 pts)

Medals classification[edit]

Pos National Team Total Gold Silver Bronze
1.  Russia 5 4 1
2.  Poland 14 3 8 3
3.  Denmark 9 2 3 4
4.  Czech Republic 7 2 3 2
5.  Slovenia 3 2 1
6.  Sweden 3 1 2
7.  Croatia 1 1
 Slovakia 1 1
9.  Ukraine 3 1 2
10.  Finland 1 1
 Germany 1 1

See also[edit]