Speedway European Championship

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Speedway European Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2020 Speedway European Championship
SportSpeedway
Founded2013
CountryEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
United Kingdom Robert Lambert
Official websitewww.speedwayeuro.com

The Speedway European Championship (SEC) is an individual speedway competition consisting of a series of stand-alone events over the course of a season to determine the European champion.

History[edit]

From 1955 to 1975, a European Final was staged as a qualifying round for the World Speedway Championship, although this did not include British riders who had a separate qualifying round. The European Championships were inaugurated in 2001, organised by European Motorcycle Union (UEM). In 2012 this was replaced by a series of four finals. Regardless of that, ISEC was struggling with prestige and promotion and the best European riders were mostly avoiding this contest.[1]

On 20 December 2012 at a press conference in Warsaw, Poland it was announced that the competition would be replaced by a new series similar in format to the Speedway Grand Prix. The Speedway European Championship series is promoted by One Sporta Ltd. from Poland for next three seasons (2013-2015).[2]

In 2019, the venues for the four rounds are Güstrow, Toruń, Vojens, and Chorzów.

Medalists[edit]

Year Venue First Second Third
2013 4 Rounds Slovakia Martin Vaculik Denmark Nicki Pedersen Russia Grigory Laguta
2014 4 Rounds Russia Emil Sayfutdinov Denmark Peter Kildemand Denmark Nicki Pedersen
2015 4 Rounds Russia Emil Sayfutdinov Denmark Nicki Pedersen Sweden Antonio Lindback
2016 4 Rounds Denmark Nicki Pedersen Czech Republic Vaclav Milik Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak
2017 4 Rounds Latvia Andzejs Lebedevs Russia Andriej Karpov Czech Republic Vaclav Milik
2018 4 Rounds Denmark Leon Madsen Poland Jarosław Hampel United Kingdom Robert Lambert
2019 4 Rounds Denmark Mikkel Michelsen Russia Grigory Laguta Denmark Leon Madsen
2020 5 Rounds United Kingdom Robert Lambert Denmark Leon Madsen Russia Grigory Laguta

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About SEC". www.speedwayeuro.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-25. Retrieved 23 Feb 2013.
  2. ^ "Żużlowe mistrzostwa Europy wkraczają w nową erę" (in Polish). sportowefakty.pl. 20 Dec 2012. Retrieved 23 Feb 2013.

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