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Grigorij Laguta #7

Rider info
Date of birth: 09.04.1984
Place of birth: Bolszoj Kamen, Russia
Nickname: Grisza
Sporting heroes: Tony Rickardsson
Engines: GM
Won SEC Tournaments: 3
First won SEC round 19.09.2014, Częstochowa, Poland
Recent won SEC round 20.08.2016, Togliatti, Russia
Highest General Classification rank 3 (2013)

Bronze medalist of the Individual European Championship 2013. His actions make the goose bumps and increase a level of adrenaline not only among fans. Rider with incredibly spectacular style of racing. Started his career in Poland from the lowest level after the Lokomotiv Daugavpis had made their access to the 2nd Polish league.


After five seasons, decided to try his chance in the Ekstraliga. It was a bull's eye of the authorities from the club in Częstochowa. Laguta stole local fans' hearts from the very beginning with his unique tackles at the outside paths. In season 2013, during the semi-final match with Unibax Toruń, „Grisha” squeezed between two riders from Toruń that made the crowd go crazy.  Thanks to other riders' injuries and his own good performances, Laguta had got through to the 3rd position in SEC 2013 and secured a spot for the next year. Unfortunately, a bad injury prevented him from fully participating in this series. Grisha got back at the great final in Częstochowa, which... he won! In SEC Challenge in Toruń, he was only sixth with 10 points gathered.


In 2015, Laguta ended at the 6th position – first one that doesn't secure staying in the series. Undoubtedly, Russian will have the best memories from the round in Kumla. In Sweden, despite a not so big amount of points gathered – advanced through the race-off heat to the great final and ultimately ended 2nd, next to the winner – Emil Sayfutdinov.


Spectacular style of racing made him receive the permanent wild card for 2016 season. Who knows – if not for his absence in the first round, maybe it would have been Russian ending as the European Champion. Wins in Daugavpils and Togliatti made Laguta one of the favourites to win the whole SEC series. Track in Rybnik, which he knows very well was about to be an additional asset. Laguta started great, but in his third start, got excluded and lost precious points. While „Grisha” was making mistakes, series' top was having a blast. At the end of the day, older Laguta brother did not make it through to the final and ended the whole Speedway Euro Championship series at the 4th position with 37 points.


Season League Match Rides m1 m2 m3 m4 d u w t pts position
2017 SEC 1 6 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 10 19
2016 SEC 3 20 11 4 2 3 0 0 1 0 37 4
2015 SEC 4 22 4 6 9 3 0 0 0 0 29 6
2014 SEC 1 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 12
2013 SEC 4 22 9 6 3 4 4 0 0 0 42 3


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