2015 Speedway European Championship

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2015 Speedway European Championship
Season details
Dates 20 June – 19 September
Events 4
Cities 4
Countries 3
Riders 15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats (in 4 events)
Winners
ChampionFlag of Russia.svg  RUS Emil Sayfutdinov
Runner-upFlag of Denmark.svg  DEN Nicki Pedersen
3rd placeFlag of Sweden.svg  SWE Antonio Lindbäck

The 2015 Speedway European Championship season was the third season of the Speedway European Championship (SEC) era, and the 15th UEM Individual Speedway European Championship. It was the third series under the promotion of One Sport Lts. of Poland.

The Speedway European Championship (SEC) is an individual speedway competition consisting of a series of stand-alone events over the course of a season to determine the European champion.

The Individual Speedway European Championship is an annual individual speedway event organized by the European Motorcycle Union (UEM) to determine the champion of Europe. The competition was founded in 2001 and was initially staged as a one-off meeting, however the single event was replaced by the Speedway European Championship series in 2012. As of 2015, the competition was staged over four rounds in a Grand Prix format, with the winner being declared as the rider who accumulated the most points over the duration of the four rounds. The minimum age of a rider to compete is 16 years of age.

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The championship was won by Russia's Emil Sayfutdinov for the second season in succession. [1] The Russian finished three points ahead of Danish rider Nicki Pedersen. Third place went to Antonio Lindbäck, who was another four points behind Pedersen. Janusz Kołodziej and Martin Vaculík secured the final two qualifying spots for the 2016 season by finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Qualification

For the 2015 season, 15 permanent riders were joined at each SEC Final by one wild card and two track reserves.

Defending champion, Emil Sayfutdinov from Russia was automatically invited to participate in all final events. Peter Kildemand, Nicki Pedersen, Martin Vaculík and Janusz Kołodziej secured their participation in all final events thanks to being in the top five of the general classification in the 2014 season.

Emil Sayfutdinov Russian motorcycle speedway rider

Emil Damirovich Sayfutdinov is a Russian motorcycle speedway rider and member of the Russian national teams. He won the 2007 and 2008 Under-21 World Championship. He is a permanent rider of the 2017 Speedway Grand Prix.

Russia transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia

Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.77 million people as of 2019, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is the largest metropolitan area in Europe proper and one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia.

Peter Kildemand Danish speedway rider

Peter Kildemand is a Danish motorcycle speedway rider who is a member of Denmark U-21 national teams. He was a member of the Swindon Robins Elite League Championship winning side of 2012 and was named "Rider of the Year" for the club at the end of the season.

Tomasz Gollob, [2] Antonio Lindbäck and Martin Smolinski received and accepted a wild card to compete in the 2015 Speedway European Championships. [3]

Tomasz Gollob Polish speedway rider

Tomasz Gollob is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider who has appeared in every Speedway Grand Prix series since its inaugural season in 1995. His brother Jacek is also a speedway rider.

Antonio Lindbäck Swedish motorcycle speedway rider

Antonio Lindbäck is an international motorcycle speedway rider who currently competes in the Speedway World Championship, finishing eighth in 2016, and was a member of the Swedish team who won the Speedway World Cup in 2004 and 2015.

Martin Smolinski is a German international motorcycle speedway and Grasstrack rider who has represented the German speedway team at senior level. He is the current World Long Track champion and European Grasstrack champion.

Qualified riders

#Riders 2014 placeSEC Ch placeAppearancePrevious appearances in series
89 Flag of Russia.svg Emil Sayfutdinov 13rd2014
25 Flag of Denmark.svg Peter Kildemand 22nd2014
3 Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen 33rd2014
54 Flag of Slovakia.svg Martin Vaculík 43rd2014
27 Flag of Poland.svg Janusz Kołodziej 52nd2014
20 Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob 93rd2014
84 Flag of Germany.svg Martin Smolinski 162nd2014
85 Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck 1st
222 Flag of Russia.svg Artem Laguta 12nd2013
34 Flag of Denmark.svg Hans N. Andersen 22nd2013
79 Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Jędrzejak 31st
151 Flag of Poland.svg Piotr Protasiewicz 41st
13 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Václav Milík 51st
7 Flag of Russia.svg Grigory Laguta 1263rd2014
59 Flag of Poland.svg Przemysław Pawlicki 71st

Calendar

Qualification

The calendar for qualification consisted of 3 Semifinal events and one SEC Challenge event.

RoundDateCity and venueWinnerRunner-up3rd placed4th placedResults
Semifinal 11 May Flag of Hungary.svg Debrecen, Hungary

Speedway Stadium

Flag of Poland.svg Piotr Protasiewicz Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Jędrzejak Flag of Denmark.svg Leon Madsen Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Václav Milík results
Semifinal 216 May Flag of Latvia.svg Daugavpils, Latvia

Spīdveja Centrs

Flag of Poland.svg Piotr Pawlicki Jr. Flag of Denmark.svg Hans N. Andersen Flag of Russia.svg Grigory Laguta Flag of Latvia.svg Andžejs Ļebedevs results
Semifinal 316 May Flag of France.svg Lamothe-Landerron, [[]]

Speedway Stadium

Flag of Russia.svg Artem Laguta Flag of Denmark.svg Jesper B. Monberg Flag of Sweden.svg Linus Sundström Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Jabłoński results
SEC Challenge5 June Flag of Poland.svg Toruń, Poland

MotoArena

Flag of Russia.svg Artem Laguta Flag of Denmark.svg Hans N. Andersen Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Jędrzejak Flag of Poland.svg Piotr Protasiewicz results

Championship Series

A four-event calendar was scheduled for the final series, [4] with events in Poland, Germany and Sweden.

RoundDateCity and venueWinnerRunner-up3rd placed4th placedResults
120 June Flag of Poland.svg Toruń, Poland

MotoArena

Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Poland.svg Paweł Przedpełski Flag of Russia.svg Emil Sayfutdinov Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck results
211 July Flag of Germany.svg Landshut, Germany

Onesolar Arena

Flag of Russia.svg Emil Sayfutdinov Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Gollob results
315 August Flag of Sweden.svg Kumla, Sweden

ICA Maxi Arena

Flag of Russia.svg Emil Sayfutdinov Flag of Russia.svg Grigory Laguta Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck results
419 September Flag of Poland.svg Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland

Stadion Miejski

Flag of Denmark.svg Nicki Pedersen Flag of Poland.svg Janusz Kołodziej Flag of Sweden.svg Antonio Lindbäck Flag of Poland.svg Przemysław Pawlicki results

Classification

Pos.RiderPoints Flag of Poland.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of Poland.svg
1 Flag of Russia.svg (89) Emil Sayfutdinov 581615189
2 Flag of Denmark.svg (3) Nicki Pedersen 5515141115
3 Flag of Sweden.svg (85) Antonio Lindbäck 5112111216
4 Flag of Poland.svg (27) Janusz Kołodziej 33410712
5 Flag of Slovakia.svg (54) Martin Vaculík 3351189
6 Flag of Russia.svg (7) Grigory Laguta 3095106
7 Flag of Poland.svg (59) Przemysław Pawlicki 2858510
8 Flag of Russia.svg (222) Artem Laguta 288587
9 Flag of Denmark.svg (34) Hans N. Andersen 252968
10 Flag of Denmark.svg (25) Peter Kildemand 221057
11 Flag of Poland.svg (151) Piotr Protasiewicz 20875
12 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg (13) Václav Milík 207652
13 Flag of Poland.svg (20) Tomasz Gollob 186120
14 Flag of Germany.svg (84) Martin Smolinski 171592
15 Flag of Poland.svg (79) Tomasz Jędrzejak 166172
16 Flag of Poland.svg (16) Paweł Przedpełski 1212
17 Flag of Sweden.svg (16) Fredrik Lindgren 99
18 Flag of Poland.svg (16) Mateusz Szczepaniak 99
19 Flag of Poland.svg (15) Piotr Pawlicki Jr. 77
20 Flag of Sweden.svg (17) Fredrik Engman 66
21 Flag of Sweden.svg (16) Joel Andersson 44
22 Flag of Germany.svg (16) Michael Härtel 11
23 Flag of Germany.svg (17) Kai Huckenbeck 11
24 Flag of Russia.svg (15) Vitaly Belousov 11
25 Flag of Germany.svg (18) Tobias Busch 00
26 Flag of Poland.svg (17) Rune Holta 00
2015 Speedway European Champion
Flag of Russia.svg
Emil Sayfutdinov
Second title

See also

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  2. "Tomasz Gollob gets wildcard". SEC.
  3. "European Championship Wildcards". World Speedway.
  4. "Kumla completes calendar". SEC.