2024 SPEEDWAY EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR CONFIRMED
Danish racer Mikkel Michelsen launches his Speedway European Championship defence at Hungarian track Debrecen on June 8 as riders battle it out for a guaranteed place in the 2025 FIM Speedway Grand Prix series.
For the first time ever, Hungary hosts a round of the main SEC series on Debrecen’s giant, 400-metre-plus track, before the action switches to Polish venue Grudziadz on July 20.
Gustrow in Northern Germany hosts round three on August 24, with the championship concluding at Chorzow’s iconic Slaski Stadium on September 21 – a week before the season-closing FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Torun on September 28.
The winner of the SEC series will become one of the first riders to secure their spot in the 2025 Speedway GP line-up, joining the 2024 SGP top six, the top four riders from the FIM SGP Challenge in Pardubice on October 4 and four permanent wild cards, selected by the SGP Commission.
Michelsen won the SEC crown for a record-breaking third time in 2023 to seal a return ticket for Speedway GP this season.
He will be joined in the SEC field by fellow top-five finishers, two-time SEC winner Leon Madsen of Denmark, Poland’s Janusz Kolodziej and Patryk Dudek and 2017 SEC champion Andzejs Lebedevs of Latvia, who also makes his full-time debut in Speedway GP in 2024.