Who will win and be the first to qualify to the Grand Prix? A sneak preview of the SEC finale in Rybnik

09.07.21
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On Saturday at the Municipal Stadium in Rybnik we will get to know the final decisions in this year's Individual European Speedway Championship. The winner and further medalists finally will be determined and we will also find out who will stay in the Speedway Euro Championship cycle for the next year.

In fact, the fight for medals practically should be decided between five players. In a comfortable situation, Mikkel Michelsen and Piotr Pawlicki, who lead the series with 39 points, seem to be the most relaxed. Their advantage over second Leon Madsen, however, is extremely low, because it’s only two points high. This loss can be eliminated in as less as just one race, so the battle between the three promises to be very interesting.

Patryk Dudek, who loses six points to the leaders, has certainly not given up yet. If he consistently manages to win the heats, he still could get involved in the fight for final success. The same is true for Daniel Bewley, who accumulated 31 points after three finals. He still didn’t not loose his chances for any of the medals, and in exceptionally favorable circumstances, even to win the series.

Mentioning the five names before might suggest, that the fight to stay in the cycle next year is already settled. However, there are certainly a few players who have a different opinion on this subject. Among them is last year's SEC series winner, Robert Lambert, who is currently losing five points to his younger compatriot. 25 points appear next to the name of Bartosz Smektały, who after a worse round in Bydgoszcz, in the subsequent finals in Güstrow and Gdańsk did much better. Kai Huckenbeck, with 23 points, also certainly didn't say the last word yet and will try to get into the fight to stay in the series. The only rider of the local club ROW Rybnik, who competes in this year's series as a permanent participant, is Sergey Logachev. The Russian will aim to present himself in front of his own audience as best as possible and will fight for high goals. The Norwegian with Polish citizenship, Rune Holta, who competes thanks to the "wild card", has similar intentions. Other players who no longer have too much or no chance of staying in the series will try to make the most of themselves and create a spectacle worthy of the SEC 2021 grand finale.

We have only one Speedway Euro Championship tournament in front of us. The supposedly extraordinary interesting event in Rybnik will let us find out who will be the biggest winner and in addition to the title of Individual European Champion, will take the first place among the permanent participants in Speedway Grand Prix 2022. Robert Lambert enjoyed it last season. Who will repeat this success on Saturday? The answer to this question will be announced coming Saturday night, when the remaining SEC 2021 medalists and the players who will automatically qualify for next year's competition will also be determined.

The final run of the Speedway Euro Championship 2021 finale in Rybnik will be officially named as “Run of Remembrance of Silesian Insurgents”. The winner will receive a specially prepared memory cup, which will be presented during the decoration.

 

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Michelsen: Hard work pays off

Mikkel Michelsen became the Individual European Champion 2021. In Rybnik, cheered by the local audience, the Dane reached for his second career title.

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Madsen: I will win the title again

By winning the SEC 2021 silver medal, Leon Madsen equalled Nicki Pedersen's achievement and reached for his fourth consecutive SEC medal. In Rybnik the Dane stood on the highest step of the podium, but in the general classification he lost two points to Mikkel Michelsen.

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Dudek: It wasn’t easy

Patryk Dudek won the bronze medal of the 2021 European Speedway Championships. In Rybnik the Polish rider made up lost points and led to an extra heat in which he defeated Piotr Pawlicki.

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Hansen: I learned a lot

Patrick Hansen finished on 12th position in the Speedway Euro Championship 2021. The Dane insists that competing against Europe's best riders is a good lesson for him for the future.

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Bellego: I always want more

For David Bellego the competition in Rybnik was the first in this year's cycle of Speedway Euro Championship. Due to an injury, the Frenchman couldn’t take part in previous rounds, but during Saturday's competition he presented himself from a very good side.

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Lambert: It's a pleasure to be part of the SEC

Last year's SEC winner Robert Lambert finished seventh in the general classification of this year's competition and that means did not secure his spot for the next year’s series. The Briton stresses that he has struggled since the beginning of the cycle.

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