Apart from five riders who ensured direct qualification from last year series – Emil Sayfutdinov, Peter Kildemand, Nicki Pedersen, Martin Vaculik and Janusz Kolodziej – at the set of SEC the permanent participant will be the legend of Polish Speedway Tomasz Gollob.
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“The start in SEC is really important for me and I’ll do my best to win this coveted title. I hope every heat will be exciting and all fans at the stadium will be happy. Certainly I have a better chance than in previous years, I’m thinking mostly about the changes concerning silencers that allow you to ride in contact. For sure I am in a better position before the upcoming series”, said the 2010 World Champion.
“Of course I’m motivated because I haven’t won the European Championship, yet. I would like to ride as good as possible and win. But this is sport and you have to approch humbly. A rider must understand that sometimes you can lose. I will do everything I can, but who know how it’ll go!” added Tomasz Gollob.
“I am pleased that the first round of Speedway European Championship will be in Torun because it’s a great stadium and I hope to see it full set fans. As for the rest of the stadiums, I think they are very well chosen and I’m looking forward to the first heat in European Championship. I want to race against the best and these tracks are good to fight, it’s a big plus for the organizers. There you can see really good speedway”, said 2013 European Champion, Martin Vaculik.
Although Danish Nicki Pedersen has won three world titles and silver and bronze medals in European Championships, he is still looking forward to another success. “Power” has announced tough fight for every point and he wants to dethrone the current champion, Emil Sayfutdinov. “For sure I have motivation to ride, otherwise I would not be riding speedway. I think I’ve still got a few good years in my career, I just have to stay motivated and keep my physics and equipment at a top level, and then I know I can compete for the medals”, said Nicki Pedersen, who won the two first rounds last season but lost his chances to win on his home track in Holsted.
“Yes, I was very disappointed after the meeting in Holsted last year. I really wanted to make a great performance in front of my home crowd, but everything went wrong. I can only blame myself for it. Whenever I enter a speedway track I always try to win the race. I need to have a constant high performance over all four rounds of the SEC series to have a chance to win it, and that is my goal”, stated triple World Champion.
Emil Sayfutdinov, who received the cup for the best rider of Europe in Częstochowa, is not going to give up easily, either.
“I do not feel any pressure or I do not put such one on myself. Now it is a new season and we are starting from scratch. What happened last season does not matter. If you want to win, you have to do it here and now, and not dwell on what happened last year”.
Emil Sayfutdinov added that so far he has been satisfied with his results and he is going to fight for European Champion title again: “I have very good equipment and it is only up to me that all is well used and everything will be fine. My tuner and my team did a great job and I’m very pleased with everything”.
Local rider Paweł Przedpełski will start as wild card in the round in Torun.
“I would like to thank the organizers for the trust I got. I’ll give 100% and prove that I’ve for this chance. The inauguration of SEC in Torun is something incredible because riding in front of my fans is a great honor. I guess that the stadium will be full because it always happens with good meetings at MotoArena”, added Paweł Przedpełski.
The organizers have prepared very attractive ticket prices for June event. The cheapest tickets cost 10 PLN Additionally on the occasion of the end of school year it is possible to buy special “school ticket” for 2 PLN (around € 2,50) for green and yellow zone.
Ticket prices for the inaugural round of Speedway European Championship
(20th June, MotoArena Toruń)
Normal ticket: 40 PLN
Reduced ticket: 20 PLN
Normal ticket: 25 PLN
Reduced ticket: 10 PLN
School ticket: 2 PLN *
* is valid only for green and yellow zone – it will be only possible to buy ticket additionally to normal ticket which means that a parent who buys normal ticket for green zone has a possibility to buy school ticket for 2 PLN
School ticket is valid only for people under 16 with school id.
Reduced ticket can be bought for children and teenagers under 18 and for students with id under 26 and for pensioners with valid id.
Children up to seven years old – free entrance with parents (without particular place at the stadium)
Normal ticket: 150 PLN
VIP ticket: 650 PLN
VIP ticket includes:
– a seat on the Main Tribune
– access to the VIP area with free catering and access to alcohol
– bag with gift
– event program
– entrance for after party
Additions to the ticket:
– Event program – 10 PLN
– Car Park “B” – 10 PLN
– Paddock Pass – 300 PLN
– Meet & Greet Practice – 65 PLN
Paddock Pass package includes:
– Entrance to the paddock before the competition (between 3 p. m. – 5:45 p. m.), and after the podium ceremony
– Event program
– Invitation to the after party
Paddock Pass package does not entitle to enter the competition!
Meet & Greet Practice package includes:
– entrance to the paddock after the official training (training will begin at 12:00)
– entrance for the official training
– autograph card
Meet & Greet Practice package does not entitle to enter the competition.
Additives to tickets and packages Paddock Pass and Meet & Greet Practice only available in online sales .
Tickets are available at www.eventim.pl and sales outlets Empik, Media Markt, Media Expert, Saturn in Poland.