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Honda’s 150 European Championship continues to seek out the talent of tomorrow in 2017

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Photo @Youthstream   Honda will maintain the search for the talent of tomorrow in 2017 with the announcement that the Honda 150 European Championship will continue next year.The championship, which runs as a support series to MXGP, offers a complete development package for 11-14 year olds, nurturing them in the areas of riding style, bike setup, mentality, nutrition and fitness, as well as providing them with the ideal career springboard and familiarising them with racing on the World Championship stage. The winner will take a step up in the Honda Racing Family with a Honda-supported ride in the European 250 championship in 2018.As members of the Honda Racing Family in the World Motocross paddock, the aspiring youth riders will have invaluable access to workshops hosted by partners, sponsors and some of Honda’s MXGP stars. Now entering its fifth year of running, the 2017 Honda 150 European Championship calendar will be
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Supermoto S2 European Championship at Poznan (Poland) Day 2

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In cloudy and later sunny warm conditions Milan Sitniansky took his first win of the season in the S2 European championship. After the rain in the morning the first race of the day in the S2 class started under cloudy weather conditions. The organisation did a great job and prepared the off-road section so that it could be used for the race. When the light dropped it was TMS Honda rider Milan Sitniansky who took the holeshot, before Union Bike TM rider Giovanni Bussei who was back after his injury. Behind Bussei it was TM Factory Racing rider Diego Monticelli who took third place before current European championship leader Petr Vorlicek. Gazza Racing rider Luca Ciaglia completed the top five. The speed in the beginning of the race from Milan Sitniansky was very good and the Czech rider soon managed to get away from his opponents. In lap three disaster
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EMX 2017 Provisional Calendar

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Photos @Youthstream The provisional calendar for the 2017 Motocross European Championship is announced complete with some awesome new venues such as Baldasserona in San Marino, and Uddevalla, which will make a welcomed return after being missed this year, while the EMX in France will return to Ernée, the venue that has a grip on the hearts of thousands of fans after hosting one of the best ever editions of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, 2015. Check here below the complete 2017 provisional calendar.   Links:YouthstreamFIM FIM Europe  
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European Moto2 and Superbike at Albacete (Spain)

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Steven Odendaal (RSA-Kalex, in photo1) dominated Moto2™ while Maximilian Scheib (CHI-BMW, in photo2) and Carmelo Morales (SPA-Yamaha) each took a win in Superbike. Moto2™In Moto2™, Steven Odendaal (RSA-Kalex) made good on his pole position to achieve his fourth win of the season, followed by Tetsuta Nagashima (JPN-Kalex) and Alan Techer (FRA-NTS T Pro). Starting on the front row of the grid for the first time, Iker Lecuona (SPA-Kalex) eventually finished fifth behind Eric Granado (BRA-Kalex) with Augusto Fernández (SPA-Tech3), who set off third, falling early on while in second place behind the championship leader.In the podium ceremony, the South African AGR Team rider was awarded the Repsol free fuel cheque.With more than half the season completed, Steven Odendaal has consolidated his lead of the Moto2™ European Championship, with 136 points compared to Tetsuta Nagashima’s 88 points and Eric Granado’s 85. Rafid Topan Sucipto (INA-Honda) was the best rider in the
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EMX 65 & EMX 85 NE and Open at St. Petersburg (Russia)

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The EMX 65, 85 North East zone and EMX Open European Championship was held this weekend in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, in extremely hot weather conditions.On Saturday the 74 riders in 3 classes participated to the qualifications. In EMX 85 Estonian Meico Vettik snatched the pole position. He was followed by Russian Svyatoslav Pronenko and by Latvian Kristians Freimanis. In EMX 65 the championship leader Eduards Bidzans did the pole position. He was followed by Russian Kirill Vorobyev and by Latvian Aleksis Araids.In Open class the pole position was taken by Russian Semen Rogozin, who was followed by his compatriots Ivan Baranov and Alexandr Efimov.The race day was held on Sunday, the races were held on a well prepared track.EMX 85The first heat was won by the yesterday’s poleman, Estonian Meico Vettik. He was followed by the Latvian Kristians Freimanis and Russian Svyatoslav Pronenko.In the second heat Kristains Freimanis took the win.
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Individual Speedway European Championship in Mureck (Austria) – Semi Final 2

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The Semi Final 2 of the Individual Speedway European Championship was held in Mureck (Austria). A very good crowd of 1500 spectators enjoyed a well organised event. The race was thrilling also thanks to the good preparation of the track, which was in doubt after the rain of the morning.Danish rider Michael Jepsen Jensen won the Semi Final 2 and was unbeaten. His compatriot Hans Andersen and Polish Krzysztof Kasprzak showed their abilities to grasp the two remaining steps of the rostrum. Race off for the 4th place decided that Italian Nicolas Covatti will compete in the Challenge as Czech Tomas Suchanek lost important points in heat 17.  
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European Hill Climb in Landshaag (Austria)

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Landshaag (Austria) hosted the European Hill Climb Road Racing Championship, with a perfect organization thanks to a long tradition. The event counted 240 riders at the start. The track was 3.620 meters long with slopes of 13%. Already in Saturday's free sessions the track record of 1:11.640 was beaten. On Sunday this lap-time was beaten again several times. Nine riders were able to beat the 2015's track record. Finally Andreas Gangl was the only rider who in Landshaag managed to ride in less than 70 seconds, establishing the new track record in 1:09.940, with an average speed of more than 186 km/h.The winners of the various classes were: Bernard Depierreux (B) in 250 GP; Francesco Curinga (I) in Supersport; Wolfgang Gammer (A) Superbike; Josef Frauenschuh (A) SM Open and they all are now the leaders 2016 European Hill Climb Road Racing Championship.At the event FIM Europe President Dr Wolfgang Srb
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European Snowcross Championship in Alta (Norway)

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Martin Moland, the new European Snowcross Champion. The city of Alta, in Norway, is above the Arctic Circle and is famous for ice fishing (especially salmon-fishing) and a ski area is close to the city, which has a population of 20,000 people. Alta hosted the European Snowcross Championship for the third time (the latest was in 2009). In a light rain, with 2-4 C°, a very well prepared, technical track hosted the European Championship together with the last race of World Championship; the ESNX riders were 16, and they raced in front of approximately 2.000 spectators.The Qualifying Practice was dominated by Robert Lunden (Ski-Doo) from Norway, in front of Martin Moland (Artic Cat) from Norway, too, and Hansson Emil (Polaris) from Sweden.Race1, on Friday afternoon, saw many fights, but not in the first positions; in fact the Norvegian Martin Moland did the holeshot and lead all the race long with a big
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European Enduro in Brioude (France) Day 2

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Antoine Basset, winner of the overall in the second day - Photo @Robert Pairan In the second day of the Enduro European Championship in Brioude (France) the overall was won by French rider Antoine Basset on his KTM in front of the Brit Brad Freeman. Freeman was leading in the overall up to the last special test: “I hit a tree with my shoulder and crashed,” stated the junior rider, who however won the Junior-E1-class and keeps the overall lead in the championship. Contrarily to Day1, there were less Junior riders at the top of the overall: Freeman was the only one up to the sixth place, where we can find his classmate Nicolas Pellegrinelli.Third place in the overall for Czech Jaromir Romancik ahead of the reigning champion Tom Sagar and of Romain Dumontier, and this is also the podium of E2-class.Guest starter Jérémy Carpentier from France won the E1-class.
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FIM Europe at FIM Dinner debate in the EU Parliament, Brussels

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On the left Anna Zee, President of FEMA, then Rolf Frieling,  Biker Union, Germany, John Chatterton-Ross, FIM, Inés Ayala Sender, Member of the EU Parliament, Wim van de Camp, Member of the EU Parliament, Jan Breckwoldt, Suzuki Germany, Veronique Feypell de La Beaumelle, International Transport Forum, Steve Aeschlimann, FIM, Didier de Radiguès, former GP motorcycle racer, Jesper Christensen, FIM, Morten Hansen, Norwegian Motorcyclists Union, Silvio Manicardi, FIM Europe 2nd Deputy President. Hosted by Wim van de Camp MEP and Inés Ayala Sender MEP the 2015 edition saw the launch of a new report by the International Transport Forum on motorcycle safety, on November 12th in Brussels.Véronique Feypell de La Beaumelle outlined the process that led to this work starting at a motorcycling conference held in Norway back in 2008. The report is very positive towards motorcycling. Jesper Christensen, FIM Director of the Public Affairs Commission, explained to guests that the
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