First riders got promotion to the SEC Challenge

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 First riders secured their spots for the SEC Challenge, which will take place on May 20 in Gorican. Eleven riders made it from three semi-finals, which were held in Nagyhalasz (Hungary), Mureck (Austria) and Terenzano (Italy).

 The one in Hungary started with Przemysław Pawlicki's domination. Polish rider confirmed his great disposition by winning in the additional heat with Mikkel Bech, thanks to which he got the top spot in Hungarian tournament.

Except Pole and Dane, Andrey Karpov (Ukraine) got promotion to the SEC Challenge. Lack of Janusz Kołodziej can be a suprirse - Pole was fourth. Unfortunately, this position didn't make him advance.

Overall classification of the 1st SEC qualifications semi-final in Nagyhalász (Hungary) :
1. Przemysław Pawlicki (Poland) (3,2,3,3,3) 14+3
2. Mikkel Bech (Denmark) (3,3,3,3,2) 14+2
3. Andriej Karpow (Ukraine) (3,3,2,1,2) 11

4. Janusz Kołodziej (Poland) (3,0,2,2,3) 10+3

5. Valentin Grobauer (Germany) (2,2,1,0,3) 8+2
6. Josef Franc (Czech Republic) (1,2,2,3,2) 10+1
7. Rasmus Jensen (Denmark) (1,w,1,3,3) 8+1
8. Jozsef Tabaka (Hungary) (1,2,3,1,1) 8
9. Paweł Przedpełski (Poland) (2,3,0,2,0) 7
10. Patrick Hougaard (Dania) (0,3,1,2,1) 7
11. Pontus Aspgren (Sweden) (2,1,2,w,2) 7
12. Tero Aarnio (Finland) (t,0,3,2,w) 5
13. Norbert Magosi (Hungary) (2,1,0,1,1) 5
14. Milen Manev (Bulgaria) (1,1,1,1,1) 5
15. Hristo Hristow (Bułgaria) (0,1,0,0,0) 1
16. Patrik Buri (Slovakia) (0,0,0,0,w) 0
17. Roland Kovacs (Hungary) (0) 0
18. Sandor Fekete (Hungary) - dns

Second of the semi-finals, held in Mureck, ended with no bigger surprises. From the very beginning, it was Michael Jepsen Jensen and Andzejs Lebedevs dominating the meeting. Latvian rider defeated Dane in the additional heat, which gave him the top spot. Two representatives of Poland: Adrian Miedziński and Kacper Gomólski also got the promotion. Gomólski made it after additional heat, where he defeated Aleksandr Loktaev, Viktor Kulakov and Mikkel Michelsen.

Overall classification of 2nd semi-final in Mureck (Austria):
1. Andzejs Lebedevs (Latvia) - 14+3 (3,2,3,3,3) 14+3
2. Michael Jepsen Jensen (Denmark) (3,3,3,3,2) 14+2
3. Adrian Miedziński (Poland) (3,0,3,3,3) 12
4. Kacper Gomólski (Poland) (2,3,3,1,2) 11 +3

5. Aleksandr Łoktajew (Ukraine) (2,2,u,2,3) 11 +2
6. Wiktor Kułakow (Russia) (2,1,2,3,2) 10 +1
7. Mikkel Michelsen (Denmark) (3,1,2,2,3) 11 +0
8. Renat Gafurow (Russia) (2,3,1,2,1) 9
9. Nick Skorja (Slovenia) (1,0,2,2,2) 7
10. Daniel Gappmaier (Austria) (1,3,1,1,0) 6
11. Wiktor Trofimow (Ukraine) (0,2,1,1,1) 5
12. Dmytro Mostowik (Ukraine) (1,0,2,0,1) 4
13. Adrian Gheorghe (Romania) (0,2,1,1,0) 4
14. Tomas Suchanek (Czech Republic) (1,1,0,d,1) 3
15. Patrik Mikel (Slovakia) (0,1,d,0,0) 1
16. Marian Gheorghe (Romania) (0,0,0,0,0) 0
17. Mike Jacopetti (Austria) - dns
18. Alexander Schaaf (Austria) – ns

Third semi-final of the qualifications to SEC Challenge in Terenazno ended with a sure win by Timo Lahti. Finn, along with Martin Smolinski and Kenneth Bjerre made the promotion after main series. In the race-off heat, Andrey Kudriashov, Jakub Jamróg, Vadim Tarasenko and Linus Sundstroem faced each other. First attempt brought falls of Pole and Swede, however referee Pavel Vana made a decision of repeating heat with full line up. In second attempt, Andrey Kudriashov finished as first and as fourth rider secured his spot in the SEC Challenge.

Overall classification of the 3rd semi-final in Terenzano (Italy):
1. Timo Lahti (Finland) (2,3,3,3,3) 14
2. Martin Smolinski (Germany) (2,3,3,2,3) 13
3. Kenneth Bjerre (Denmark) (3,1,3,2,3) 12
4. Andrey Kudriashov (Russia) (2,2,2,3,3) 12+3

5. Vadim Tarasenko (Russia) (3,2,0,3,1) 9+2
6. Linus Sundstroem (Sweden) (3,3,2,1,2) 11+1
7. Jakub Jamróg (Poland) (3,D,3,3,2) 11+0
8. Oleg Michaiłow (Latvia) (1,2,1,2,2) 8
9. Eduard Krcmar (Czech Republic) (2,3,2,0,D) 7
10. Guglielmo Franchetti (Italy) (0,2,2,1,2) 7
11. Michele Paco Castagna (Italy) (T,1,1,2,1) 5
12. Jari Makinen (Finland) (1,1,1,U,-) 3
13. Matic Ivacic (Slovenia) (1,D,1) 2
14. Alessandro Milanese (Italy) (1) 1
15. Mattia Lenarduzzi (Italy) (1,0) 1
16. Xavier Muratet (France) (0,0,0,1,0) 1
17. Jan Mihalik (Slovakia) (0,1,0,0,W) 1
18. Danił Kołodinski (Latvia) (D,0,0,W,1) 1

Fourth and last of the semis will take place on May 6 in Lamothe-Landerron (France) and SEC Challenge is planned on May 20 in Gorican (Croatia).

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