Individual Speedway Championship: Janowski won in the SEC Challenge

Individual Speedway Championship:
Janowski won in the SEC Challenge

After 4 Qualifying rounds, the Individual Speedway Championship raced the ECC in Daugavpils, Latvia.

The level of racing had been high, this was already visible in the training sessions with close racing between the riders, ready to fight and qualify for the final series.

In the first heats, the crucial factor was the start from the gate. Dimitri Berge showed a very good reaction in the first heat of the day, confidently securing a win. In the third heat, spectators witnessed an interesting battle between Thorssell and Cierniak throughout the distance, with the Swede ultimately emerging victorious.

In his second start, Anders Thomsen fired up. The acclaimed Dane showcased a phenomenal attack on Timo Lahti and celebrated a victory. Also notable was Piotr Pawlicki’s performance in his second race. In heat 7, the Pole defeated the previously unbeaten Janowski and Thorssell.

The younger of the Pawlicki brothers didn’t intend to stop and confidently sealed his second win in Daugavpils. Leading the event thanks to a victory over Andersen Thomsen, Maciej Janowski strengthened his position as the leader of the competition. In three starts, the Pole lost only one point.

Magic began the fourth series with another heat win, thereby securing a place in the top five of the competition, which guarantees advancement to SEC 2024. Despite an earlier mechanical failure, Thomsen still fought for a chance to advance thanks to a victory in heat 15.

In the first heat of the final series, the Dane’s motorcycle malfunctioned for the second time, denying him the coveted advancement. In much better spirits, Piotr Pawlicki and Vaclav Milik ended the competition in second and third place, respectively. The last two spots granting advancement to this year’s series were decided in a runoff race. Afterward, Kacper Woryna and local hero Jevgenijs Kostigovs celebrated their entry into the SEC 2024 lineup.


Top five

1. Maciej Janowski, POL, 12
2. Piotr Pawlicki, POL, 11
3. Vaclav Milik, CZE, 11
4. Kacper Woryna, POL, 9+3 points in runoff race
5. Jevgenijs Kostigovs, LAT, 9+2 points in runoff race

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