Laguta: I am missing luck

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Over 70 heats. For so long, Grigorii Laguta had been the leader of TAURON SEC 2019. Russian lost the gold medal in the very last, additional heat, where he had to accept Mikkel Michelsen's superiority.

Laguta started his chase for the title in Euro Championship from a win in Guestrow, where he piled 15 points. In Toruń, it was equally well - 12 points and second position made him hold the leader's chair, with a one-point advantage over Leon Madsen. In Vojens, it had all looked like it's a done deal. Madsen's absence opened a clear path for Russian to exceed his advantage over the rivals. However, seven points gathered and a spectacular performance by Mikkel Michelsen let Laguta go to Chorzów as a leader, but nothing had been sealed yet.

Meeting at the Silesian Stadium started for Russian with a zero, but the next heats were completely different. Clear wins were about to lead Laguta straight to the final. Despite 11 points, which he piled in the main series, Laguta didn't go through to the final heat and was forced to compete in the race-off. There, it was Leon Madsen and Kacper Woryna who got in front of him and this meant that Mikkel Michelsen, in case of a win, will cause a additional heat for gold. That's exactly what happened. In heat no.24, Laguta got better from under the tape, but made a mistake on the distance. Russian got himself into a hole at the end of the second corner, which was used by Dane.

- I am not unsatisfied, I am angry. I have been missing some luck in the individual meetings. Always something. After Vojens, we drew many conclusions and along with my team, we're satisfied with tonight's performance. Boys did a good job. My family is surely happy with this medal - Laguta ended.

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Closer look at TAURON SEC 2020

The TAURON SEC season in the year 2020 was more than unique. The series provided us with many emotions and a few special events, which are worth to mention after all. Speedway enthusiasts probably took notice of many details that we have not experienced in previous years or might come to conclusion, that in some cases history likes to repeat itself. Let's take a closer look at this year’s Individual European Championship competition.

Michelsen: I wasn't meant to win

Mikkel Michelsen took fourth place in this year's TAURON Speedway Euro Championship series. Before the start of the competition, The Dane announced the fight to defend his title he won a year ago, but less successful tournaments in Rybnik, Gniezno and Toruń crossed out his chances for final victory.

Madsen: Robert did a great job

Leon Madsen got the silver medal of the Individual European Championships. The Dane won three rounds of this year's cycle, but it was not enough to reclaim the title.

Lambert: I knew what I had to do

Robert Lambert became the new Individual European Champion. At the end of the TAURON SEC 2020 cycle, the British won the final round in Toruń. The fight for the gold medal was decided excitingly in the very final heat in which Lambert crossed the finish line before Leon Madsen.

Lambert is the new Individual European Champion after winning in Toruń!

Motoarena in Torun hosted the last and crucial round of this year's TAURON Speedway Euro Championship. After a tight and even tournament, the victory was achieved by Robert Lambert, who additionally won the title of Individual European Champion in 2020!

Madsen: I will do my best to win

Leon Madsen surprisingly took “only” sixth place during the third round of the TAURON Speedway Euro Championship 2020 which took place in Gniezno. The Dane scored nine points and now is on the second place in the interim classification of the cycle with a two point loss to the leader, Robert Lambert.

TAURON SEC 2020 Round 5: Toruń
TAURON SEC 2020 Round 3: Gniezno
TAURON SEC 2020 Round 4: Rybnik
TAURON SEC 2020 Round 2: Bydgoszcz
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