Mikkel Michelsen

Date of birth

08/19/1994

Place birth

Nykobing Falster, Denmark

Nation

Denmark

Club

Czestochowa (Poland), Slangerup (Denmark)

Rider number

155

Fim rank

10

Career info

Debut

Danish SGP – Copenhagen (June 28, 2014)

First win

N/A

Championship points

201 pts

Appearances

33

Heats raced

169

Heats won

34

Finals

2

Wins

0

Biography

Danish star Mikkel Michelsen raced to his third Speedway European Championship in 2023 - adding to his 2019 and 2021 SEC triumphs - to book his place in the 2024 Speedway GP series. He made his full-time Speedway GP debut in 2020, finishing 14th, but it’s fair to say the opportunity came at short notice. He was called up just two weeks before the season started to replace the injured Martin Smolinski. After sitting out the 2021 series, he finished 11th in the 2022 Speedway GP standings, reaching finals at the opening two rounds in Croatia and Warsaw, where he was third and fourth respectively. After a season disrupted by injuries in 2022, he returned to the series as a wild card in 2023, taking 12th place. But having earned another shot on the sport's biggest stage with his SEC victory, he will be determined to climb higher in 2024.

career

highlights

3

European champion

2019, 2021, 2023

1

Danish champion

2023

1

European Under-21 champion

2013

1

Danish Under-21 champion

2013