Leon Madsen took 5th position, last one promoting to SEC 2017. However, he had to fight for it really hard and managed to reach for it in the additional heat. How did the Dane's path to fifth position of European Championship look like?
Before the last round of Speedway Euro Championship, Antonio Lindbaeck was the cycle's leader and it seemed like he was about to take the title at the well-known track in Rybnik. Everything went the wrong way though.
Emil Sayfutdinov didn't defend the Individual European Champion title. What's more, he didn't manage to qualify for the next year's Speedway Euro Championship series. If only Russian had had a bit more luck, he could've reached for another gold. This time... one heat was missing.
Przemysław Pawlicki started in the Speedway Euro Championship for the second consecutive season. In 2015, he got 28 points that gave him 8th position. In the previous one, he got 5 more, however did not improve his position in the overall classification.
Season 2016 was a comeback for Andzejs Lebedevs to once again race in the European Championship. At the first time, in 2014, Latvian got a brutal crash with European reality and couldn't get a single individual win. This year, he was facing this challenge too, however, ultimately, he improved with his points and position.
Chance for points in Güstrow was stolen by the injury caught in the league. However, once he appeared at his track in Daugavpils, proved that he's a rider with some exceptional skills, always being a threat to his rivals.