The last round of European Moto2, Talent Cup and Kawasaki Z Cup was held at Valencia (Spain). Yesterday the quickest of the Moto2™ European Championship riders was Edgar Pons (AGR Team, photo1), who took pole position ahead of the Italian Tommaso Marcon (Team Ciatti) and local rider Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS). Swiss rider Jesko Raffin (Easy Race), champion since Albacete, gained the third row of the grid with the seventh best time, more than a second adrift of the poleman. The youngest riders in the FIM CEV Repsol, competing in the European Talent Cup, are the only ones who still have a title to fight for. José Antonio Rueda (Estrella Galicia) earned pole position after dominating the two qualifying sessions of Group B. Rueda will have his team mate Julián Giral (Estrella Galicia) and Fermín Aldeguer (Bester Capital Dubai) also gained the front row of the grid. But the fight
On September 27th 2018 FIM Europe and Dorna WSBK Organization have announced that as of 2019 the European Superstock 1000 Championship will no longer be part of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. Last September FIM Europe and Dorna WSBK Organization have announced that as of 2019 the European Superstock 1000 Championship will no longer be part of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. FIM Europe is now planning to create a European Superstock 1000 Cup, as from 2019, in the Alpe Adria series. The Alpe Adria Motorcycle Union was founded in 1981. The Motocross Commission was founded before, but soon, other disciplines of motorsport were organised. Road racing is the most successful discipline in AAMU with an average of more than 500 riders per season and a history of 20 years of competition. Looking ahead to the future Dorna expressed the opinion that the removal of the STK1000 category from
The Swedish round of the European Cross Country Cup took place at Tofta Skjutfalt Gotland and saw the participation of 3085 riders from 19 Countries. The weather conditions were not pleasant - only 2 degrees and a strong wind (20 meter per second), plus rain. The race could be held regularly thanks to the work of 200 volonteers. Photo credit: Kalle Lundstedt/Race Magazine All the riders had to face 3 hours ride. The winner was Albin Elowson, the only rider who started the 7th lap (in photo3). All the other riders made 6 laps or less (the track was 22 km long). Albin Elowson took home this year's Gotland Grand National. It was the first Swedish victory since 2010 at Tofta. "I do not know what to say. It's unreal, it's like a dream. At last I showed what I can do», stated Elowson, who was really nervous in the brutal conditions.
Jesko Raffin (Swiss Innovative Investors Junior) was proclaimed champion of the Moto2™ European Championship in the penultimate round of the FIM CEV Repsol this Sunday at the Circuit de Albacete. On a day marked by heavy rain, Alex Millán (Aro Racing) won from pole position in the European Talent Cup. Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS) won the first Moto2™ race; the second race was stopped on the tenth lap due to weather conditions and Luis Pomares (Pinamoto RS) adjudged the winner. Héctor Garzó won the first Moto2™ event, a race marked by the rain that began to fall just before the start; the race was declared wet and the bikes had to be prepared for the rain on the grid. With 13 laps to race, Jesko Raffin took off like a shot, but by the end of the first lap Héctor Garzó had moved into the lead. Following him were
Sunday’s FIM CEV Repsol round looks like being decisive with Jesko Raffin (Swiss Innovative Investors Junior) poised to take the Moto2™ European Championship title against poleman Edgar Pons (AGR Team, photo1). Alex Millán (Aro Racing, photo2) in the European Talent Cup will head off his race in this penultimate round of the championship at the Circuit de Albacete this weekend. In Moto2™, Edgar Pons dominated his rivals in the two qualifying sessions, posting an unmatched time of 1:31.945 in the morning session. The AGR Team rider will lead the grid for the third time in a row, this time accompanied by by Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS) and Jesko Raffin. Raffin only needs four points more than the poleman in the first of Sunday’s two races to take the Moto2™ ECh title for the second time. If he doesn’t make it in the first race, he could still become champion
In race1 of European Supersport 300 Cup at Oschersleben, in Germany the winner was Michal Bulik (photo1) from Maco Racing Team. The gap at the finish line was less than 0,1 sec. on Samuel Lochoff from South Africa. With the second place Lochoff (Austrian YART Team under Samurai-Yart Racing) won the SSP 300 European CUP 2018. The second place in the Cup was also fixed after this race for Tarec van der Merwe from South Africa. Wet conditions for today’s final raceday. The warm up was declared as wet and not all riders attended it. The weather forecast for the afternoon was dry and sunny. The race started in very good conditions and Samuel Lochoff won but the fastest lap of the race was signed by Michal Bulik, a Slovakian rider of MACO Racing team who also took part to the World EWC Championship. There were some very interesting battles
The second event of the new discipline in FIM Europe was organised in the context of the famous Intermot Exhibition at Cologne, in Germany. The present riders made a very spectacular show for the spectators several times due to the practice sessions. On Saturday the Semi Finals and the Best Trick were organised and the results after the first two rounds saw Foma Kalinin 1st, Pawel Karbownik 2nd and Danila Zhelanov 3rd. On Sunday after a morning practice session the Finals started at 14:30 for the 12 riders who had to show their own best 5 minutes long program for the score marshals and the spectators. The final ranking of the event is: 1st Pawel Karbownik from Poland, 2nd Herczeg Balázs from Hungary and the 3rd Foma Kalinin from Russia. The overall result of the first ever official Cup Series in 2018: Cup winner Foma Kalinin, second by only 1