Thomsen: I'm always unlucky

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 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.

Thomsen was leading the heat and as he came out of the third turn, Leon Madsen, tried to undertake his countryman. Unfortunately, the SEC Bronze medallist clipping the 26-year-old causing him to come off his bike.

That in and of itself would not have been too bad, but as the Dane slid across the shale, Robert Lambert could not avoid him and rode right over the top of unlucky Thomsen. The Dane was left with five broken ribs and a broken hand. Amazingly, he was back racing after a month, but naturally, he was fighting through the pain barrier in every race.

“The worst thing was that I was in really good flow, I was the top scorer in the Metal League in Denmark and I took 15 points in my first ever Ekstraliga match with Gorzow Stal”, he says.

“It was the same when I was in the SEC in 2016. It was really tough, I finished the final with two broken hands,” and he goes on, “I was beginning to think I will never ride this event again; I am always unlucky!” he says with a laugh.

But Thomsen is not going to give up on trying to qualify his way back into the SEC in 2020. He was partly inspired by getting one of his highest scores in the SEC during the final Round of 2019 in Chorzow.

“The SEC is a really great event, it is like being at the SGP, it is very professional and the organisation really looks after you”, he said talking about his experience, “Of course, I know that if I win the SEC I can get into the SGP, so that’s another reason to take part”.
The Dane will continue to ride with Gorzow in Poland, but in Sweden and Denmark he will change clubs for 2020.

In Sweden the 26-year-old has moved from Kumla Indianerna to Västervik Speedway, meaning he will be able to race alongside 2018 U21 World Champion and 2020 SEC rider, Bartosz Smektala.

In Denmark he will ride for Sønderjylland Elite Speedway, who are based at Vojens Speedway Center, the venue for the first Round in the SEC on 20 June 2020. It means that Thomsen will have the advantage of racing on his home track if he qualifies for this year’s Speedway Euro Championships.

Thomsen may not have had much luck in the two chances at the SEC, but you can be sure with his dedication and methodical approach, he will do all he can to reach the top of the podium in Europe this year.

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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.

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