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Cross Country Cup: the first round in Finland

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Cross Country Cup: the first round in Finland Last weekend riders from six countries (Sweden, Finland, Chech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania and Russia) came to Lahti, Finland, for the first round of the Cross Country Cup The track was located in Vesivehmaa Airport and was made of two different routes: one for Quad and one for motorbikes participants. The race day started with the Quad competition. Valtteri Vainionpaa from Finland finished first in front of the Estonians Viinapuu Raido and Vanker Tamur. Unfortunately, motorbikes race was with just one lap because of the race had to be interrupted as rider Antti Pendikainen lost the control of his bike and died at the accident site. The final classification: Junior 1. Adan Andersson (SWE) 2. Pyry Juupaluoma (FIN) 3. Eetu Kaapeli (FIN) Senior 1. Joakim Ljunggren (SWE) 2. Rikard Hansson (SWE) 3. Roni Salin (FIN) Veteran 1. Mika Karma (FIN) 2. Antti Mankinen
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Drag Racing

Two Scandinavian races enrich the Dragbike European Championship

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Two Scandinavian races enrich the Dragbike European Championship Last weekend FIM Europe Acting President has visited the Dragbike European Championship in Santa Pod (UK). The first purpose was to enjoy the exiting races in a combined event for cars and motorbikes. The second part was the important meeting at the end of the race day. The organizers of Hockenheim (Germany), Tierp (Sweden) and Kauhave (Finland) discussed the future of the European Championship Dragbike with Keith Bartlett, CEO of Trakbak, and the representatives of FIM Europe, Martin de Graaff and commission member Job Heezen. Positive news for the current season, as the calendar has been expended with two events: the Scandinavian races in Tierp on 8th-9th June and in Kauhava on 6th-7th July. As soon as possible the promoter will present the provisional calendar of 2020. Acting President Martin de Graaff appreciates this agreement, which was the wish of many riders
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Cross Country

Tragic accident in Cross Country European Cup in Vesivehmaa, Finland

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Tragic accident in Cross Country European Cup in Vesivehmaa, Finland On Sunday the Cross Country European Cup opening round in Finland had to be interrupted as a result of a serious accident in the first half of the three-hour race due to a serious accident. Rider Antti Pendikainen lost the control of his bike and died at the accident site. The organizer set up an investigation commission that is investigating about, but motorbike’s technical problems are excluded. The FIM Europe takes part in the loss and the full sympathy goes out to his family. Mr Martin de Graaff, Acting President “It’s unfair to have lost Pendikainen in fatal accident. I wish to present the family and friends on behalves of the Management Council our sincerest condolences”.
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Tout Terrain

Tout Terrain Rally Cup: a week full of emotions in Greece

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Tout Terrain Rally Cup: a week full of emotions in Greece From Spain to Greece: the second round of the TT Rally Cup took place in Karpenissi, Grece, from 20th to 26th May. Day 1 In the prolog was the Italian Leonardo Tonelli to win with his Husqvarna. Second place for Matteo Cura (Husquarna), third for Milan Engel (KTM) from Czech Republic. Day 2 After 260 km and five and a half hours of racing, once more was the Italian Leonardo Tonelli to rule. The German Dirk Von Zitzewitz (KTM) was second close to him. The third was the Czech Republic Milan Engel, just 2 minutes behind. Day 3 Italians riders ruled the 3rd day of competition: Leonardo Tonelli won in front of Edoardo Gavicchi and Matteo Cura. 5th position for Milan Engert. Day 4 At the end of a long day and 120 km the winner was the Czech
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Motocross

EMX 250 European Championship and EMX 125 European Championship 2T: Rubini and Guyon fight to French EMX wins

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EMX 250 European Championship and EMX 125 European Championship 2T: Rubini and Guyon fight to French EMX wins Saint Jean D'Angely, France, hosted the FIM Europe’s EMX250 and EMX125 presented by FMF Racing championships. As the third round in the 2019 EMX250 Championship, the round of France followed a month and half hiatus since the last stop at Trentino. Coming into this weekend all eyes were on Maddii Racing Husqvarna’s Alberto Forato as led the championship following his perfect races in both the UK and Italy. The first race of the two took place on Saturday after morning qualifying provided an entry list of the top 40 riders. As the gates dropped in race 1 it was Yann Crnjanski taking the holeshot ahead of Honda Redmoto Assomotor’s Stephen Rubini and Bud Racing Kawasaki’s Jimmy Clochet as Forato was buried in the pack. Before the first lap was finished both Rubini and Clochet had made it past their fellow Frenchman Crnjanski in
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Motocross

EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship South West zone: 3rd round in Portugal

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EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship South West zone: 3rd round in Portugal Fernao Joanes in Guarda, Portugal, hosted the 3rd round of the EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship South West zone on a technical hardpack track. In EMX85 the qualifying race was won by the French Prugnieres Quentin in front of the Spanish Canet Edgard and Puig Victor. Thrilling the EMX65: the Spanish Joel Canadas and the French Cayenne Danion changed places 15 times from start to finish, followed by another Spanish rider, Jose Zambudio. EMX 85 race 1 was ruled by qualifying winner Prugnieres, while second position for Maxime Grau. Situation unchanged at the end of the race. The Italian Valerio Lata took the 3th position in the last corners and arrived in front of the Spanish Victor Puig. Double victory for Prugnieres, who won also the second heat leading form the start to the
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Speedway

SEC Speedway European Championship: the weekend in Hungary

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SEC Speedway European Championship: the weekend in Hungary Fans in Nagyhalasz, Hungary, find their brick surface as a great one, because it brings many passes on the distance and the first race of the evening only confirmed this thesis. Fantastic fight was presented by Logachov and Bellego. Ultimately, after an attack on the last lap, it was Logachov enjoying first win of the night. The Russian Grigorii Laguta came back to speedway after a two-year break and showed to be the one riders have to be afraid of. "Grisha" was unstoppable and finished the meeting with maximum points. His advance hadn't been under danger even for a second. In Hungary, there was no time to be bored at all. Nearly every heat brought tons of emotions, but on the other hand, we had many crashes. The worst one came in heat no.15, when Peter Kildemand and Robert Kovacs fell on
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Quadcross

EMX Quad European Championship: the season starts in Ukraina

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EMX Quad European Championship: the season starts in Ukraina First seasonal race for the EMX Quad European Championship in Bucha, Ukraina. 18 riders from 12 different countries had a nice challenge in front of about 20 thousand spectators. Ruler of the weekend was the Estonian rider Kevin Saar, winner of both the two races. In Race1 second position for Zdenek Polacek from Czechy and third for Roman Gwiazda from Poland; while in Race2 Valerijs Kuzmins finished second in front of Christopeher Tveraen from Norway. Two fourth position for the Italian Patrick Turrini. Overall classification: 1. Kevin Saar 2. Valerijs Kuzmins 3. Patrick Turrini
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Supermoto

Supermoto S2: second seasonal victory for Thomas Chareyre

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Supermoto S2: second seasonal victory for Thomas Chareyre After an absence of two years the S2 Supermoto European Championship was back at the circuit of KartPlanet in Busca, Italy, for the second round of the season. With rain falling from the skies 21 riders took part to this one-day round. At Race1 start it was TM Factory Racing rider Thomas Chareyre who took the hole shot into the first long left corner of the KartPlanet track. Chareyre was followed by Phoenix Racing riders Markus Class and Elia Sammartin who was in his turn followed by the teammate of Chareyre, Diego Monticelli. In fifth position it was Nicolas Cousin also from Phoenix. TMS Racing rider Milan Sitnianky had to start the race from sixth and he was followed by Giovanni Bussie, Jannik Hintz and Birba Racing rider Gioele Filippetti. In the first laps Markus Class was close behind Thomas Chareyre but
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