SEC Speedway European Championship: Final
Leon Madsen won the second round of the SEC Speedway European Championship held on Saturday’s evening in Torun, Poland. Dane topped the podium, leaving Grigorii Laguta, Kacper Woryna and Nicki Pedersen behind.
After the round in Guestrow, it was Grigorii Laguta who had come to Torun with a leader’s golden jacket. Russian rider had had a three-point advantage over second – Bartosz Smektała and four points over Leon Madsen and Antonio Lindbaeck.
Meeting started from jumping a gun, because in the first heat of the day, Paweł Przedpełski made a start way quicker than the referee pressed the button. In the second attempt, Kacper Woryna grabbed the win and in the first series of starts, “threes” appeared next to Leon Madsen, Jarosław Hampel and Adrian Miedzinski. Series’ leader – Laguta had a tumble, so it all started with some bad luck for him.
Second series of starts delivered with some another emotions and overtakes. Unfortunately, we had a dramatic situation in heat no.10. On the second corner, Leon Madsen couldn’t hold his bike and hit Anders Thomsen, who moreover got hit from Robert Lambert’s bike as well.
Ambulances went quickly to track and paramedics did not hold back with taking a stretcher out. After a short while, Lambert came back to the pits on his own. However, Thomsen did not have this much luck and left Motoarena in an ambulance. In the heat’s repeat, David Bellego fell after a contact with Jakub Miśkowiak.
In the overall classification, it got really tight and last series of starts was about to bring up the heat. In fact, every rider from position 1 to 9 was able to go through to the race-off heat. Main series was ultimately won by Leon Madsen, who did not feel a taste of a loss and only exclusion made him not piling up a maximum points.
Another Danish rider got also straight to the final – Nicki Pedersen. In the race-off heat we had Laguta, Miedzinski, Woryna and Hampel, who advanced after 2 points piled in his last heat.
In the race-off heat, it was “Grisha” leading the stake, with Woryna and Hampel battling for the second position. Miedzinski, on the other hand, did not have much to say in this heat. After all, it was Woryna getting the second position.
Final heat was a real icing on the cake. From the very beginning, Madsen got the lead and Woryna was fighting hard to prevent Laguta overtaking him, but Russian rider finally made it in the third lap. Even though he was making mistakes, Pole wasn’t able to got in front of him and had to enjoy still a great third position.
After two rounds, Grigorii Laguta remained the leader with 27 points, having one-point advantage over Leon Madsen. Nicki Pedersen and Bartosz Smektała, both with 19 points, hold third position.
Next round is scheduled on 10th August in Vojens, Denmark.
- Leon Madsen (Danish)
- Grigory Laguta (Russian)
- Kacper Woryna (Polish)
- Grigory Laguta, 27 points
- Leon Madsen, 26 points
- Bartosz Smektała, 19 points