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.
Promotors of TAURON SEC, One Sport talk about this year’s events during a special press conference.
Thanks to TAURON’s support in the last two years, we developed the project to a level, which seemed to be impossible for some observators. Two times, the „Old Continent’s” best riders competed for the highest European titles at the amazing Silesian Stadium. We have organized numerous meetings on new venues, which has been noticed not only in Poland, but in the rest of the speedway world. From this place, we would like to thank TAURON for their support and commitment – said Karol Lejman from One Sport.
This is really important for us, especially now, when sport events are cancelled all over the world. Our plans for this year were completely different but due to the pandemic, everything changed. We decided to reward our fans loss of round of TAURON SEC in Chorzów by adding an extra round to the calendar. We believe, we will experience even more exciting battles for medals and a spot in the Grand Prix. It will be an exciting July for all speedway fans – added Jan Konikiewicz from One Sport.
TAURON Speedway Euro Championship will be a five round series, which will indicate the next Individual European Champion and a future SGP participant. TAURON SEC 2020 will be hosted by Toruń (July 4th), Bydgoszcz (July 8th), Gniezno (July 15th), Rybnik (July 22nd) and again Toruń (July 29th).
15 riders will take part in this year’s competition, with previous Individual European Champions on the lead. Kacper Woryna, Bartosz Smektała and Krzysztof Kasprzak - will try to reach for the first gold medal for Poland.
The lineup will be completed by Grigorij Laguta, Vaclav Milik, Michael Jepsen Jensen, Robert Lambert, Andrei Kudriashov, Kai Huckenbeck, David Bellego oraz Peter Ljung.