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Speedway Euro Championship 2018 Calendar

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During #LetsMakeSpeedway Gala in CKK Jordanki in Toruń, One Sport organization presented the Speedway Euro Championship 2018 calendar. The first round of SEC 2018 will take place in Gniezno. In the first Polish capital, 15 permanent motorcycle participants will start the fight for the Speedway Euro Championship podium. The season will end in another legendary city for Polish Speedway – Chorzów, on September 15th. Here, the competition on Śląski Stadium will be held for the first time in SEC history on a temporary track. The second SEC round will take place in Gustrow, on the shortest and the most technical track in the European Championship. The following stop for the riders starting in SEC will be in Daugavpils – hometown of current champion, Andrzejs Lebedevs. The SEC Challenge, where the biggest part of riders starting in the series will meet, will take place on May 5th in Italy. foto: Jarek
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FIM Europe News

Non Sporting Commissions – the analysis of FIM Europe 2nd Deputy President Silvio Manicardi 1st Part

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At the end of 2017, a year with quite many different activities, we have asked Silvio Manicardi, 2nd Deputy President and Chairman of the Non Sporting Council, to give us an overview of the main items on the “political” table and achievements of the Non Sporting Commissions. FIM Europe, as the name says, is the CONU representing Europe. What is happening from the “political side” in this Continent? Europe is an area where many rules and regulations are born, which are later followed by other areas in the World. FIM Europe closely follows the different proceedings representing our point of view. Regarding our PTW (Powered Two Wheels) world there are some issues of particular interest and I think that electric mobility and automated driving are the most exciting and also worrying ones. There is a very interesting document that I strongly recommend to read and it is Gear 2030-High Level
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Enduro News

FIM Europe SuperEnduro at Cracow (Poland)

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The new season of SuperEnduro started in style - it was an overwhelming reception in the Tauron Arena for the opening round of the 2018 season of the Maxxis FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, and in this context the first round of the FIM Europe SuperEnduro Cup started, too, in front of 12,000 Polish spectators who were thrilled by the exploits of the 75 riders entered from 22 nations. With a win in both heats in the evening, German Tim Apolle is in the lead of the Cup. Photos ©Robert Pairan The first heat was not so difficult for the Husqvarna rider, because he won the qualification, which gave him the chance to be the first rider to choose the place at the starting-gate. And he did a good start, took the lead after three corners and continued without riding mistakes, winning the first race. “I was lucky this time, let’s
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Road Racing News

FIM Europe Mini Road Racing Championship 2018

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The FIM Europe Road Racing Commission has established a Working Group (WG MRR) with the purpose of developing the European Championship series for Mini Road Racing and to promote Mini Road Racing in general in Europe. The purpose is to improve the quality of the Championship events and increase the number of participants. At the same time this will establish a strong foundation for the pyramid work on which the development of new talents for Road Racing sport is based. Part of the programme would also be to exchange ideas and best practices for the development of junior riders between the European FMNs. At a recent meeting with the FIM Europe CCR the Working Group proposed to organise one event in 2018. As a supplement to this, riders will be invited to participate in National Championship series in Mini Road Racing outside their own country. The sporting rules, technical rules
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Sporting News

European races of the weekend 13-15 October

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In the weekend from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October, the follow­ing European races will be held: 13-15 October – International Classic GP Cup at Almeria/Spain 13-15 October – Enduro European Championship at Gelnica/Slovakia 14 October – Individual Speedway Euro Championship at Lublin/Poland TORUN 30.06.2017SEC INDYWIDUALNE MISTRZOSTWA EUROPYFOT. JAROSLAW PABIJAN/400MM.PL        
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Track Racing News

European Pairs Speedway Final at Lonigo (Italy)

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The European Pairs Speedway Final was held at Lonigo (Italy) in front of 1800 spetactors in a sunny day. Nineteen riders were present, representing 7 teams. Poland-Italy  It was an entertaining meeting with a lot of close racing and several passes, especially in the first half of the meeting. Poland won the 2017 Pairs Championship dominating the meeting. The runner-up place went to Russia while France climbed on the last step of the rostrum. Russia-Poland The hosting Country Italy finished at the fourth place with Covatti scoring 12 points out of 15 of the total of the team. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/470 The podium
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Road Racing News

European Endurance at Oschersleben (Germany)

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The last round of the European Endurance Championship was held at Oschersleben, in Germany with a total of 50 Teams, of which 10 participating to FIM Europe Stocksport and SuperTwin classes. The race was held with nice weather without rain and 20 degrees on Saturday. The winner of the 6 Hours of Oschersleben in the Stocksport class was the team of Aprilia Grebenstein from Germany. with Ralph Uhlig, Oliver Skach, Andreas and Jurgen Scheffler (in the photo). Second position for the BW77 Endurance, from France with Stephane Bednarek and Mikael Poteau, ahead of Box #44 Racing, from Germany, with Peter Weiß, Alan Agogue and Lutz Abram. The winner of the series in Champion Endurance Stocksport is Aprillia Grebenstein Team ahead of French teams Sky Moots Vitesse and BW77 Endurance. The FIM Europe Road Racing Commission has always believed in the charming power of this series and will pay extra attention in
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Quadcross News

Sidecarcross and Quadcross of European Nations at Cingoli (Italy)

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Today the qualifications for tomorrow’s races in the Sidecarcross of European Nations and the Quadcross of European Nations were held on the beautiful and perfectly prepared track at Cingoli, in Italy. The sidecar qualification required a 40 minute timed session because there were less than 10 teams present. The Netherlands team posted the 2nd and 3rd fastest times, which gives them pole position for tomorrow’s races. With the 1st and 7th fastest times, France finished as 2nd best team with Belgium in 3rd place with 6th and 8th fastest times. The Great Britain team will start in 4th position with 9th and 11th fastest times. In the Quadcross of Nations, there were 3 races, one for each team rider, which were totally dominated by USA team. Each of their 3 riders easily won their individual qualification race showing riding skills never seen in Europe. The French team was second with
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Quadcross News

EMX ITP Quad European Championship at Markelo (The Netherlands)

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The last race of the EMX Quad championship was held in Markelo, The Netherlands. In the week before the event there it was raining but in the racing day it was great sunny weather. Both races in the EMX Quad were dominated by Dutch rider Mike van Grinsven, who was leading from start to finish. Second in the first heat was Dutch rider Ricardo Phoelich and third was Jan Vlaeymans from Belgium. Kevin Saar finished fourth in the first heat and that was enough for him to win the European Quad Championship 2017. In the second heat second place went to Jan Vlaeymans ahead of Kevin Saar. In the Championship Christopher Tveraen finished second before Oliver Vandendijck. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/463    
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Road Racing News

European Superstock 1000 and Supersport Cup at Portimao – Day 2

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The Superstock 1000 European Championship race on Sunday at the Prosecco DOC Portuguese Round concluded five laps early due to a red flag, with the victory being taken by Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing). Pole man Florian Marino (Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team) and Maximilian Scheib (Nuova M2 Racing) were classified in second and third respectively as the race results were taken from the rider positions at the end of the ninth of 14 scheduled laps. The red flags were shown due to a technical problem for Marino which saw smoke bellowing from his Yamaha machine at just over two thirds of the race distance. At the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao Mike Jones (Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team) and Jeremy Guarnoni (Pedercini Racing) registered top five results, in fourth and fifth respectively. Roberto Tamburini (PATA Yamaha Official STK 1000 Team), Sebastien Suchet (Berclaz Racing Team), Luca Vitali (Nuova
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