Mikkel Michelsen claimed his third Individual European Championship title. In the final, shortened round due to heavy rainfall, Janusz Kołodziej claimed the victory.
The competition in Pardubice finished after the fourth series. Kołodziej, who only dropped a single point, took the first place. Dominik Kubera came second with ten points. Leon Madsen took the final podium spot. Right behind the podium finishers was Mikkel Michelsen. The Dane clinched the title after his third race. Despite a fall in his first heat, he stayed on course. Michelsen is now the only rider in the history of Speedway Euro Championship to win the European championship three times.
To the delight of local fans, Vaclav Milik performed well at the Pardubice track, finishing fifth with seven points. It was his best performance in TAURON SEC in a long time. Kai Huckenbeck also demonstrated his form once again, maintaining the level he showed in Bydgoszcz. The German secured sixth place on Czech soil.
It was a tough night for Kacper Woryna. The Polish rider managed to score only two points in four races. Unfortunately, this was not enough to secure a place in the top five of the series.
In TAURON SEC 2023, Michelsen claimed victory with 52 points. Madsen took second place with eight points less than his compatriot over the four rounds. The bronze medal of the European Championship went to Janusz Kołodziej. 'Koldi' managed to reach the podium despite missing the inaugural round. In next year's series, they will be joined by Patryk Dudek and Andzejs Lebedevs, who finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Results of the fourth round of TAURON SEC 2023 in Pardubice:
1. Janusz Kołodziej (Poland) - (3,2,3,3) - 11
2. Dominik Kubera (Poland) - (2,3,2,3) - 10
3. Leon Madsen (Denmark) - (0,3,3,3) - 9
4. Mikkel Michelsen (Denmark) - (3,2,3,1) - 9
5. Vaclav Milik (Czech Republic) - (0,3,1,3) - 7
6. Kai Huckenbeck (Germany) - (2,3,2,0) - 7
7. Andreas Lyager (Denmark) - (3,0,2,2) - 7
8. Grzegorz Zengota (Poland) - (3,2,2,0) - 7
9. Patryk Dudek (Poland) - (2,1,1,2) - 6
10. Antonio Lindbäck (Sweden) - (1,1,3,dnf) - 5
11. Andzejs Lebedevs (Latvia) - (2,1,0,2) - 5
12. Adam Ellis (United Kingdom) - (1,1,0,2) - 4
13. Dimitri Berge (France) - (ex,2,1,1) - 4
14. Jan Kvech (Czech Republic) - (1,0,1,0) - 2
15. Kacper Woryna (Poland) - (1,0,ex,1) - 2
16. Petr Chlupac (Czech Republic) - (0,0,0,1) - 1
17. Hynek Stichauer (Czech Republic) - did not start
18. Matous Kamenik (Czech Republic) - did not start