From the beginning of its existence, Motoarena in Torun has been hosting riders competing in the Speedway Grand Prix series. This venue is also regularly one of those hosting the Tauron Speedway Euro Championship final rounds. It will be similar this year, with the difference that in Toruń, riders competing for the title of the best in Europe, will appear twice!
An unprecedented situation in the world of speedway just becomes reality. Poland will host five rounds of TAURON Speedway Euro Championship 2020. For the first time in history the entire Individual European Championship series will be held in one country.
Even if the plans for 2020 were originally completely different, the COVID-19 pandemic forced promotors to reorganize the TAURON Speedway Euro Championship series. Instead of four rounds with the grand final at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, fans will be watching a five rounds competition for the gold medal of the Individual European Championships and a starting place in next year’s FIM Speedway Grand Prix series. And all of this will happen with the enormous support of TAURON.
On Friday 15 May, the One Sport officially announced the first round of the round of TAURON Speedway Euro Championship in Vojens, Denmark has been cancelled. It was due to take place on June 20 and if is, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic that is the cause.
Final round of the TAURON Speedway Euro Championship, planned on September 19th, 2020 at Śląski Stadium in Chorzów, has been cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Fans of the sport may remember that 31-year-old Tobias Busch came into the SEC come in 2015 and 2016, but did you see the German in the 2019 race? How about 16-year-old German, Ben Ernst? The truth is only observant fans may have noticed that they were on the reserve list for the race in Gustrow this year, an unseen, but important part of the SEC circus.
2019 Wildcard Anders Thomsen will probably not forget his SEC season in a hurry. He took part in three of four Rounds but missed racing in his native country, Denmark. That was because in Round 2 in Torun, he was involved in a serious crash.
In 2019 Danish rider, Frederik Jakobsen, raced his final year as a junior, taking part in the U21 World Championships for the last time.
But otherwise it was also a year of firsts – first place with Team Fjelsted in the Danish Metal League, first Swedish final in the Elitserien with Dackarna and first-time racing in the SEC.
Many people may think that speedway was only popular in the 1960-70s and is watched today by grey haired old men. But you’d be wrong. We spoke with two Swedish teenagers who love the sport and, despite their age, have followed the SEC for years.
For the first time in history, city of Łódź (Poland) is going to host one of the TAURON Speedway Euro Championship round. At their newly-built venue, top European riders will face each other on July 4th, 2020.
After seven years of break, TAURON Speedway Euro Championship is going back to the Millenium Stadium, bringing the third round of Individual Euro Championship. Meeting is planned on August 22, 2020.
Now there is even more excitement and intensity in the SEC series. As of this year, the SEC title will trigger one SGP ticket. Danish SEC champion Mikkel Michelsen will be given optimal conditions to start defending his title. The TAURON SEC Ovethi 1. Round will take place on Saturday, June 20, at legendary Vojens Speedway Center.