Sergey Logachev took the third place in the SEC Challenge, which was recently held in Pardubice and due to this success he qualified to the Individual European Championships 2021. The Russian emphasizes that he is determined to fight for the highest goals.
Patrick Hansen will be one of two newcomers in the Speedway Euro Championship 2021. The Dane promoted to this year's series thanks to his victory in the extra heat at the SEC Challenge, in which he defeated Timo Lahti.
David Bellego, Kai Huckenbeck, Timo Lahti, Vaclav Milik and Piotr Pawlicki are going to join the lineup of Speedway Euro Championships 2021. The Individual European Championship series will start in 19 days in Bydgoszcz.
The ticket sales for three out of four rounds of this year's Individual European Championships has started. The competition for the title of the best rider of the Old Continent will begin on June 12.
The SEC Challenge tournament was held in Pardubice in Czech Republic and the stake was 5 places in the final rounds of this year's Individual European Championship. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there was no possibility to make the qualifying rounds, fortunately the organizers were able to do at least one Challenge meeting.
It’s about time to determine the riders, who will fight for the title of the European champion. An exciting SEC Challenge with very interesting names on its starting list is coming up this weekend in Pardubice. Who will fight his way up to the prestigious SEC lineup this year?
Frenchman David Bellego is no stranger to the Speedway Euro Championship having appeared in the finals for the last two years. But to make it three years in a row he will need to qualify through this weekend’s SEC Challenge which take place at Pardubice, Czech Republic.
Danish rider, Patrick Hansen, will be 23 yrs later this year and is enjoying an impressive start to his 2021 season. He represents Grinsted KS Liga in Denmark, Avesta Masarna in Sweden and Arged Malesa Ostrow in Poland’s eWinner 1 league. In fact, he top-scored in Ostrow’s opening match and was undefeated in their match against Gniezno which was cut short due to bad weather. But the highlight so far occurred on 14 April in Esbjerg, Denmark. That night he surprised many by winning the Danish SGP/ SEC qualifier. It was not only the way he did it that caught people’s attention – he won 4 out of 5 heats – but the riders he beat, including Mikkel Michelsen, Kenneth Bjerre, Jonas Jeppesen and Marcus Birkemose who are all signed with Ekstraliga clubs this year.
This year’s TAURON SEC is almost upon us and this weekend we will see five qualifiers go through from the SEC Challenge being held in Pardubice. The majority of the riders have already been racing in Poland’s first and second divisions. Here we can take a brief look at the form of two of the riders who have been racing in Ekstraliga before one of their most important races of the season.
For fans of the SEC, Mikkel Michelsen will be a familiar name - this year will be the fourth year in a row the Danish rider has competed in the European Championships. And with two fourth places and a win in 2019, the 26-year-old is looking for a podium finish.
Pardubice will host SEC Challenge 2021. The competition will take place on 22nd of May. 16 riders will fight for five places, which will qualify them to the finals of Speedway Euro Championship 2021. The series will take place in Bydgoszcz (12.06), Güstrow (26.06), Gdansk (03.07) and Rybnik (10.07).
The Ekstraliga has now been running for one month in Poland and that gives us the first chance to look at our five finalists for this year’s Speedway Euro Championship.
All five riders have raced in all four of the rounds so far, except for Częstochowa’s Leon Madsen and Bartosz Smektala who had their away match against Gorzow cancelled due to bad weather forecast.
We will look at each rider in turn based on their heat average in Ekstraliga so far.