Leon Madsen is close to break another record in the SEC series. This time, the Dane can become the first rider to win three inaugural rounds of Individual European Championships in a row.
On August 6, Europe's best speedway riders will compete in Guestrow, where the second round of the Speedway Euro Championship 2022 will take place. So far, no rider has managed to win in Germany and reach the gold medal of the Individual European Championship in one year.
For the first time in history, Łódź will host the round of Individual European Championship. One of the biggest cities in Poland will host the third round of the series. The meeting at Moto Arena is scheduled for September 3.
Two new locations will appear on the map of the Speedway Euro Championship series in the upcoming season. Rybnik, Güstrow, Łódź and Pardubice will host the four final rounds of the Individual European Championship 2022. The first round will be held on July 2nd.
Mikkel Michelsen became the Individual European Champion 2021. In Rybnik, cheered by the local audience, the Dane reached for his second career title.
By winning the SEC 2021 silver medal, Leon Madsen equalled Nicki Pedersen's achievement and reached for his fourth consecutive SEC medal. In Rybnik the Dane stood on the highest step of the podium, but in the general classification he lost two points to Mikkel Michelsen.
Patryk Dudek won the bronze medal of the 2021 European Speedway Championships. In Rybnik the Polish rider made up lost points and led to an extra heat in which he defeated Piotr Pawlicki.
Patrick Hansen finished on 12th position in the Speedway Euro Championship 2021. The Dane insists that competing against Europe's best riders is a good lesson for him for the future.
For David Bellego the competition in Rybnik was the first in this year's cycle of Speedway Euro Championship. Due to an injury, the Frenchman couldn’t take part in previous rounds, but during Saturday's competition he presented himself from a very good side.
Last year's SEC winner Robert Lambert finished seventh in the general classification of this year's competition and that means did not secure his spot for the next year’s series. The Briton stresses that he has struggled since the beginning of the cycle.
We were expecting great emotions during the final round of the SEC in Rybnik and certainly we were not disappointed. Leon Madsen and Mikkel Michelsen fought for gold. The best turned out to be the first of them, but the latter defended the advantage in the general classification, which allowed him to stand on the top step of the podium and enter next year's edition of the Grand Prix series. Madsen eventually had to settle for silver and the additional heat for bronze was fought by Patryk Dudek and Piotr Pawlicki. In the end, the first of the Poles turned out to be better. Another additional run, settled the fact that in the European championship for next season will be Daniel Bewley and not Bartosz Smektała.
On Saturday at the Municipal Stadium in Rybnik we will get to know the final decisions in this year's Individual European Speedway Championship. The winner and further medalists finally will be determined and we will also find out who will stay in the Speedway Euro Championship cycle for the next year.