2017 Speedway European Championship

The 2017 Speedway European Championship season was the fifth season of the Speedway European Championship (SEC) era, and the 17th UEMIndividual Speedway European Championship. It was the fifth series under the promotion of One Sport Lts. of Poland.

2017 Speedway European Championship
Season details
Dates 30 June – 14 October
Events 4
Cities 4
Countries 3
Riders 15 permanents
1 wild card(s)
2 track reserves
Heats (in 4 events)
Winners
Champion  LVAAndžejs Ļebedevs
Runner-up  RUSArtem Laguta
3rd place  CZEVáclav Milík

The championship was won by Andžejs Ļebedevs, who claimed the title for the first time.[1] Despite not winning a round, he finished in second place three times, leaving him seven points clear of Russia’s Artem Laguta in the final standings. Last year’s runner-up Václav Milík finished third, while Krzysztof Kasprzak and Andreas Jonsson secured the final spots in the 2018 line-up by finishing forth and fifth respectively.

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For the 2017 season, 15 permanent riders were joined at each SEC Final by one wild card and two track reserves.

Defending champion, Nicki Pedersen from Denmark was automatically invited to participate in all final events. Václav Milík, Krzysztof Kasprzak, Grigory Laguta and Leon Madsen secured their participation in all final events thanks to being in the top five of the general classification in the 2016 season.

Seven riders qualified through the SEC Challenge and the line-up was then completed when Artem Laguta, Andreas Jonsson and Andžejs Ļebedevs received and accepted wild cards to compete. [2]

# Riders 2016 place SEC Ch place Appearance
Nicki Pedersen 1 5th
Václav Milík 2 3rd
Krzysztof Kasprzak 3 3rd
Grigory Laguta 4 5th
Leon Madsen 5 2nd
Przemysław Pawlicki 8 1 3rd
Kenneth Bjerre 2 1st
Nicolai Klindt 3 1st
Mateusz Szczepaniak 4 2nd
Martin Smolinski 5 3rd
Kacper Gomólski 6 1st
Adrian Miedziński 7 1st
Artem Laguta 2nd
Andreas Jonsson 2nd
Andžejs Ļebedevs 13 3rd

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