European Pairs Speedway Championship

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The European Pairs Speedway Championship is an annual speedway event held in different countries organized by the European Motorcycle Union (UEM) since 2004.

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Rules

The minimum age limit (16 years) starts on the date of the rider's birthday.

Team composition

The 6 (or 7) competing teams shall each consist of 3 riders: 2 riders having programmed riders and the third rider being a substitute, as follows:

6 pairs7 pairs
  • Pair A: No 1, 2, and 13
  • Pair B: No 3, 4, and 14
  • Pair C: No 5, 6, and 15
  • Pair D: 7, 8, and 16
  • Pair E: 9, 10, and 17
  • Pair F: 11, 12, and 18
  • Pair A: No 1, 2, and 15
  • Pair B: No 3, 4, and 16
  • Pair C: No 5, 6, and 17
  • Pair D: 7, 8, and 18
  • Pair E: 9, 10, and 19
  • Pair F: 11, 12, and 20
  • Pair G: 13, 14, and 21

The substitute rider may take the place of any programmed rider, at any time, within the maximum number of permitted heats (5 when is 6 pairs and 6 when is 7 pairs) as decided by the Team Manager.

Race format

6 pairs
GateA
(inside)
B
 
C
 
D
(outside)
A-CB-D
Heat NoRiders starting No
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7 pairs
GateA
(inside)
B
 
C
 
D
(outside)
A-CB-D
Heat NoRiders starting No
11324AB
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81526AC
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Previous winners

YearVenueWinners2nd place3rd place
2004 Flag of Hungary.svg Debrecen Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
2005 Flag of Poland.svg Gdańsk Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
2006 Flag of Slovenia.svg Lendava Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2007 Flag of Italy.svg Terenzano Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2008 Flag of Austria.svg Natschbach-Loipersbach Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2009 Flag of Hungary.svg Miskolc Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
2010 Flag of Germany.svg Stralsund Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
2011 Flag of Poland.svg Piła Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2012 Flag of Ukraine.svg Rivne Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
2013 Flag of Germany.svg Herxheim Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2014 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Divišov Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2015 Flag of Hungary.svg Debrecen Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2016 Flag of Latvia.svg Riga Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
2017 Flag of Italy.svg Lonigo Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of France.svg  France
2018 Flag of Denmark.svg Brovst Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2019 Flag of Russia.svg Balakovo Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia

Classification

PosNational TeamTotal Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg
1.Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 12732
2.Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 9531
3.Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 9144
4.Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 211
5.Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 211
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 211
7.Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 321
8.Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 312
9.Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 211
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 211
10.Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 11
Flag of France.svg  France 11

Champions

This is a complete list of speedway riders who have won this Championship. In total, 34 different riders from 6 national teams have a European Pairs Champion title. List in alphabetical order is here.

Four times champion:

Lukáš Dryml is an international speedway rider who represented the Czech Republic speedway team in the Speedway World Cup. He is a former World U-21 and European U-19 Champion. His father Aleš Sr. was also a Czech international rider.

Three times champion:

Two times champion:

Matěj Kůs Czech speedway rider

Matěj Kůs is an international motorcycle speedway racer, Multiple Czech republic Champion, European Pairs Champion. Also has raced for several clubs in the British Premier League. His well predicting career has stopped several injuries in past. Between British spectators he is called Matty, Magicman or KusKus.

Tobiasz Musielak Polish sportsperson

Tobiasz Musielak is a Polish motorcycle speedway rider who rode for the Wolverhampton Wolves in the Elite League 2015 and is currently a rider for Swindon Robins.

Grzegorz Zengota(listen) is an international speedway rider who was a member of Poland U-21 national team. He has won Under-21 Speedway World Cup twice.

One time champions:

Bohumil Brhel Czech speedway rider

Bohumil "Bo" Brhel is a Czech speedway rider and he won the 2001 Individual European Champion title. He won the Czechoslovakian title on six occasions

Janusz Kołodziej (speedway rider) Polish speedway rider

Janusz Kołodziej is a Polish speedway rider who has ridden for the Polish national team.

Robert Kościecha Polish speedway rider

Robert Kościecha is a Polish speedway rider has won 2005 European Pairs Speedway Champion title.

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.

Kevin Wölbert is a German speedway rider who has won Individual German Champion title in 2008.

Tomáš Suchánek is a motorcycle speedway rider who first rode in the UK for the King's Lynn Stars in the Premier League in 2003.

Note: riders in bold type are current European Champions.

Participating nations

Legend
Team 2004
Flag of Hungary.svg
(12)
2005
Flag of Poland.svg
(10)
2006
Flag of Slovenia.svg
(13)
2007
Flag of Italy.svg
(15)
2008
Flag of Austria.svg
(12)
2009
Flag of Hungary.svg
(12)
2010
Flag of Germany.svg
(11)
2011
Flag of Poland.svg
(12)
2012
Flag of Ukraine.svg
(13)
2013
Flag of Germany.svg
(10)
2014
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
(10)
2015
Flag of Hungary.svg
(12)
2016
Flag of Latvia.svg
(11)
2017
Flag of Italy.svg
(12)
2018
Flag of Denmark.svg
(15)
2019
Flag of Russia.svg
(12)
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Bronze medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg 7 Gold medal icon.svg 4 Silver medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg 4 Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg 5
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg 4 Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg 656 Gold medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg 59 Silver medal icon.svg
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Silver medal icon.svg 85 Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg 4 Bronze medal icon.svg 9 Bronze medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg 6 Silver medal icon.svg 5 Gold medal icon.svg
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 44 Bronze medal icon.svg 8445 Silver medal icon.svg 7965111011
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 87574 Silver medal icon.svg 457 Bronze medal icon.svg 77 Bronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 9966101181069
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 5571275 Silver medal icon.svg 76 Gold medal icon.svg 44786
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 7106589611 Gold medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg 7910989
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 849128148
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 6 Bronze medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg 9106981278881013
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 116117118101081010 Gold medal icon.svg 4 Bronze medal icon.svg 7
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1213111211 Bronze medal icon.svg 12
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 104
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 131210
Flag of France.svg  France 101014 Bronze medal icon.svg 4
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 121510121215
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 9
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 911611
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 5 Bronze medal icon.svg 5 Silver medal icon.svg 5 Silver medal icon.svg
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 139111112
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 12

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