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HAMPEL DEFENDS SEC LEAD IN DAUGAVPILS

Former world No.2 Jaroslaw Hampel bids to defend his slender Speedway European Championship advantage in round three at Daugavpils tonight.

18 / 08 / 2018, 10:02

Former world No.2 Jaroslaw Hampel bids to defend his slender Speedway European Championship advantage in round three at Daugavpils tonight.

The Polish star has 25 points and a three-point lead over nearest rival Leon Madsen (22) at the top of the standings, but with the Dane in red-hot form, he will be keen to overhaul the Leszno man and head to the decider in Chorzow on September 15 as series leader.

With just nine points separating the top nine riders, things could not be closer – with British champion Robert Lambert, Mikkel Michelsen and Kai Huckenbeck all tied on 20.

But Peter Kildemand is also chasing hard on 18, with SGP star Emil Sayfutdinov on 17, along with GP Challenge bronze medallist Antonio Lindback. Czech ace Vaclav Milik has 16 in ninth spot.

With just five riders qualifying automatically for the 2019 series, competition will be fierce over the final two rounds.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 1 Jaroslaw Hampel 25, 2 Leon Madsen 22, 3 Robert Lambert 20, 4 Mikkel Michelsen 20, 5 Kai Huckenbeck 20, 6 Peter Kildemand 18, 7 Emil Sayfutdinov 17, 8 Antonio Lindback 17, 9 Vaclav Milik 16, 10 Krzysztof Kasprzak 14, 11 Andreas Jonsson 13, 12 Andrei Kudriashov 13, 13 Piotr Pawlicki 12, 14 Andzejs Lebedevs 10, 15 Kevin Wolbert 8, 16 Adrian Gala 5, 17 Robert Chmiel 1, 18 Max Dilger 1.

 

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