Current European Champion, Nicki Pedersen will not participate in the inaugural round of Speedway Euro Championship in Toruń. Injured champion will be replaced by his fellow countryman - Mikkel Bech, who's the first reserve of the series.
Andreas Jonsson is the only representative od Sweden in this year's Speedway Euro Championship. Swede is back in fighting for European's gold after a three-year break and in fact, he's got an ace up on his sleeve - one of rounds will be taken at his home track - Hallstavik.
Nicolai Klindt is one of four Danes fighting for the gold medal of Individual European Championship 2017. For this rider, living in Wolverhampton, this year's edition will be his premiere to compete as a permanent participant of the series.
The beginning of 2017 season is successful for Adrian Miedziński. Apator’s Toruń pupil presents good form in whole team and individual competitions. Unfortunately, injury which he suffered in last Polish Ekstraliga meeting won’t allow him to take part in first SEC 2017 round in his hometown.
Artiom and Grigorij Laguta are the first brother duo in SEC history. They also had been starting against each other in 2014 and 2015. Who will win this year?
Andrzej Lebiediew is one and only Latvian representative in this year SEC. 22-year old star is a third Latvian rider in our cycle
Organizers of the Individual Speedway European Championship made a decision on the wild card's holder for the inaugural SEC round in Toruń. It was given to Jarosław Hampel. For Polish National Team's captain, it will be his first performance in the international meeting since his horrible injury from 2015.
The lowest podium grade and the bronze medal in previous SEC edition was a historical event in the Polish speedway. Krzysztof Kasprzak was the first Pole who finished SEC in top 3.
Kacper Gomólski is one of 5 Poles in SEC 2017. “Ginger” is one and only debutant in European Championships.
Kenneth Bjerre has fought for the place in SEC cycle for two years. One time he was close to do it, but he lost the pass-card in SEC Challenge 2015 by one point – he was left only with a SEC reserve position. This time he was motivated enough to make second place in Gorican’s Challenge.
It'll be the fifth time, when Speedway Euro Championship series will make us know the name of the best European rider. Nicki Pedersen will be defending this title and his gold was reached in some unusual circumstances. Today, we've met names of the riders, who got the permanent wild cards for this year's series.
Przemysław Pawlicki won the SEC Challenge in Gorican. Kenneth Bjerre was second and Nikolai Klindt, who won play-off heat, was third. The promotion to SEC 2017 gained seven riders from the top of the GC - apart from mentioned three, Mateusz Szczepaniak, Martin Smolinski, Kacper Gomólski and Adrian Miedziński