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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 before the single event was replaced by the Speedway European Championship series in 2012. As of 2020, the competition is staged over four rounds in a Grand Prix format, with the winner being the rider who accumulates the most points over the four rounds. The minimum age of a rider to compete is 16 years of age (starting on the date of the rider's birthday).
The current champion is Robert Lambert from Great Britain who won the title in 2020. Russia along with Denmark are the most successful countries having had four champions, Emil Sayfutdinov (2014 and 2015), Grigory Laguta (2011) and Renat Gafurov (2009), for Russia and Jesper B. Jensen (2005), Nicki Pedersen (2016), Leon Madsen (2018) and Mikkel Michelsen in (2019) for Denmark.
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Motorcycle Grasstrack is a form of motorcycle racing which typically, in its current form, takes place on a flat track consisting of two straights and two bends usually constructed in a field. It is one of the oldest types of motorcycle sports in the UK with the first meetings having taken place in the 1920s.
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Ryan Geoffrey Sullivan is a retired Australian international Motorcycle speedway rider who has won the Australian senior, Under-21, and Under-16 championships during his career. Sullivan achieved a career best third in the 2002 Speedway Grand Prix, winning two of the ten Grand Prix run during the year.
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The Individual Speedway Junior World Championship is an annual speedway event held each year organized by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) since 1977. The current (2019) world champion is Maksym Drabik from Poland.
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Individual Speedway Danish Championship is competition for riders holding a Danish passport and a valid DMU licence. Riders must submit their entries at least four weeks before the first meeting of the competition.
The Australian Solo Championship is a motorcycle speedway championship held each year to determine the Australian national champion. It is organised by Motorcycling Australia (MA) and is the oldest continuously running national speedway championship in the world having been run since 1926 with the exception of 1942-1945 when racing was suspended during World War II and 1955-1961 when the championship was not held.
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 2014 Speedway European Championship season was the second season of the Speedway European Championship (SEC) era, and decided the 14th UEM Individual Speedway European Championship. It was the second series under the promotion of One Sport Lts. of Poland.
The 2015 Individual Speedway Under 21 World Championship was the 2015 version of FIM the Individual Under-21 World Championship and was staged over three rounds, at Lonigo, Lublin and Pardubice. Poland's Piotr Pawlicki Jr. won the title in 2014.
The Danish Under 21 Individual Speedway Championship is a competition for riders who are under the age of 21, holding a Danish passport and a valid DMU licence. The competition was first staged in 1960 and was won by Jorgen Hoffman. Although there was no competition in 1961, the event returned in 1962 and has been staged every year since. Kenneth Bjerre holds the record for most titles with four, while Nicklas Porsing is the current holder having won in 2014.
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