Grigory Laguta won the first round of this year's Individual European Championship series. The Russian won 15 points in Güstrow and is a leader in the transitional classification of the cycle.
Leon Madsen finished second in the TAURON Speedway Euro Championship in Güstrow on Saturday. Defender of the title scored 11 points.
Bartosz Smektała, in his debut performance in the TAURON SEC cycle, took the third place during the Saturday competition in Güstrow. The Polish representative emphasizes that participation in this year's Individual European Championships is of great importance to him.
Grigorii Laguta topped the podium in the first round of Tauron SEC in Guestrow. Title's defender - Leon Madsen ended as 2nd and Bartosz Smektała came third. Antonio Lindbaeck ended the meeting right next to the podium, coming as fourth. Laguta became the first leader of the Tauron SEC 2019 series.
Robert Lambert made his debut in the Speedway Euro Championship last season. The young Briton showed himself very well and ended the struggle with the bronze medal on the account. Before him there is a chance for further successes in the European championship. Before the start of this year's struggle, he talks about his memories and reflections related to the competition in the Individual European Championships, and also talks about goals and motivations for the season 2019.
"If it was not the injury that happened to me at the beginning of the season, I would probably be in a completely different place," says Jarosław Hampel, European runner-up 2018. The Pole is not in top form yet, but he believes that he will play equipment and will be able to fight for the top places in the SEC 2019 cycle.
David Bellego is making steady progress in his career. Although he only rides in Poland in the second league, he has been promoted to the SEC cycle, in which he will be the first Frenchman in history.
I am glad that the SEC is in Toruń. That’s my city. I do not conceal that it would be nice to repeat the result from 2015, when on Motoarena, riding with a wild card, I took the second place - says Paweł Przedpełski, who received from the organizers an invitation to the SEC 2019 cycle.
Anders Thomsen returns to the Speedway Euro Championship cycle after a two-year break. Dane got from the organizers a permanent wild card and try to prove that he deserved it. Before starting the competition, he signals the desire to fight for medal positions.
One of the most unpredictable competitors in this year's Speedway Euro Championship is Antonio Lindbaeck. The Swede has weaker moments, but he has repeatedly proved that he can afford to fight for a good result. A year ago he was close to the podium and now he would like to be in the top three.
During today's press conference, which took place at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, several organizational changes in the "life" of the cycle were presented. One thing is certain - this year's SEC will go down in history.
Once again, the Śląski Stadium, a legendary place for Polish speedway fans, will become an arena where the final of the Individual Speedway European Championship will take place. Once again, the TAURON SEC cycle will be organized with the support of the titular sponsor. On July 8, during a press conference, a sponsorship agreement was signed between the organizer of the competition - One Sport and TAURON company.