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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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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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European Moto2 and Talent Cup at Jerez (Spain)

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In the sixth round of the FIM CEV Repsol this weekend at the Circuito de Jerez, Ricky Cardús (Team Stylobike) stamped his authority on Moto2™ by taking his second pole of the season, after losing the lead of the Moto2™ European Championship category to Eric Granado (Promoracing) in the last race at Estoril. The Team Stylobike rider managed to improve his time in the second qualifying session with a 1:43.129, squeezing the Promoracing rider off the front slot on the grid. Steven Odendaal (NTS Sportcode T.Pro) debuts on the front row, and looks increasingly in tune with his bike. Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS) began the season well but failed to get onto the front row of the grid for the second consecutive time. Dimas Ekky (Astra Honda), the first ever Indonesian rider to get on the Moto2™ European Championship podium in Barcelona will be in seventh. Joe Roberts (AGR
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Stocksport 300 European Cup and Supermono at Pannoniaring (Hungary)

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The fourth of five rounds of the Stocksport 300 European Cup and the second of five rounds of European Supermono Cup were held at Pannoniaring, Hungary. Stocksport 300 Cup (photo1) The qualifying practice was very smooth, and no crashes were registered. Polish rider Daniel Blin snatched the pole position, almost one second faster than Czech Schwarz. Race1 was the first of of the season without hard fight at the top, in fact the winner, Daniel Blin, had over 12 seconds of advantage of Vojtech Schwarz, who finished in second position in front of Peter Kacaba from Slovakia and Gyor Balint from Hungary. Ondrej Schwarz’s was the only of the race. In Race2 Blin won again, this time with 15 seconds advantage on Vojtech Schwarz. The fight between Kacaba and Balint was very interesting and saw the latter in third position. The next round will be at Grobnik, in Croatia, but
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CEV Repsol Moto2 and European Talent Cup at Valencia (Spain)

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This weekend the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo will be the scene of the fourth round of the FIM CEV Repsol, with pole positions being taken by  Eric Granado (Promoracing) in Moto2™ and Francisco Gómez (Team Larresport) in the European Talent Cup. In Moto2™, Eric Granado (Promoracing - Photo1) achieved his first pole of the season with a time of 1:36.108, repeating his strong performance at this circuit last season, where he also led off the Moto2™ European Championship race. Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS) posted the best time in Q2 which puts him in second slot on Sunday, as he was in previous rounds in Albacete and Barcelona. Ricky Cardús (Team Stylobike) will close out the front row of the grid. On the second row, David Sanchís (Easyrace M2) - fastest rider in Q1 - starts ahead of Steven Odendaal (NTS Sportscode T.Pro) and Dimas Ekky (Astra
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European Moto2, Talent Cup and Kawasaki Z Cup at Barcelona (Spain) - Day 1

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This weekend sees the third round of the FIM CEV Repsol at the Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya. Ricky Cardús (Team Stylobike) in Moto2™, Manuel González (Halcourier Racing) in the European Talent Cup and Joan Sardanyons in the European Kawasaki Z Cup will head the starting grids of their respective categories after earning the poles on a day marked by high temperatures. In Moto2™, Ricky Cardús (Team Stylobike, photo 1) debuted as poleman on his return to the Moto2™ European Championship, after leading the two qualifying sessions and setting the best time of 1:50.190. Héctor Garzó (Team Wumi CNS) showed his current good form by taking second position on the grid, as in the first meeting in Albacete, while Dimas Ekky (Astra Honda Racing Team) completes the front row. In Superstock 600 Luc Mamet (Team Stratos) was the quickest in the category with a time of 1:59.572. Manuel González (Halcourier Racing, photo
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Road Race Hill Climb European Championship at Châtel St. Denis (Switzerland) – Day1

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On Friday the riders arrived in Châtel St. Denis, in Switzerland, under very frosty temperatures with max + 5 degrees. The roads which should host the race were full of snow. Nobody could imagine practice during the next day. On Saturday morning it was cloudy and wet, but with the passing of time the streets became dryer and the temperatures rose up to 10 degrees. The training started in dry conditions at 1 pm. During the heats it was sunny, too. The track – street from Châtel St. Denis to Les Paccots – was in best condition for qualifying. The organising Moto Club Châtel St. Denis did a very good job and the 55 marshals worked perfectly. 31 riders in 4 different FIM Europe classes performed 3 training heats in a day who saw 163 riders at the start. The fastest riders were: Bernard Depierreux from Belgium in the 2T/250
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European Superstock 1000 at Imola (Italy) – Day2

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The excellent 2017 season of Michael Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team) continued at his home race as the Italian took a dominant 2.3s victory at Imola in the Superstock 1000 European Championship, with Roberto Tamburini (PATA Yamaha Official STK 1000 Team) and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) also on the podium. Controlling a restarted race from pole position on the grid, Rinaldi was unaffected by two aborted race starts - which were cut short by red flags - as he held his nerve to strengthen his position at the head of the standings. After his win at Aragon and second place at Assen Rinaldi outpaced his rivals over the 9 lap sprint, with Tamburini and Razgatlioglu unable to catch him. Turkish rider Razgatlioglu was the only non-Italian in a top six which also featured Federico Sandi (Berclaz Racing Team), Marco Faccani (Althea BMW Racing Team) and Matteo Ferrari (DMR
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European Superstock 1000 at Imola (Italy) - Day1

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It was a case of Italian dominance at the business end of the timesheets in the STK1000 qualifying session at Imola on Saturday as Michael Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team) took pole and was joined on the front row by his fellow countrymen Luca Vitali (Nuova M2 Racing) and Roberto Tamburini (PATA Yamaha Official STK 1000 Team). Ducati equipped Rinaldi took his second pole position of 2017 with a 1'49.113 lap of the 4.936 km Imola circuit, to put him at the head of the grid for his home race. Qualifying +0.629s behind Rinaldi in second place was Aprilia rider Vitali, whilst a further +0.088s margin back Yamaha’s Tamburini made it three Italians and three different manufacturers on the front row. In fourth place Frenchman Florian Marino (Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team) was the only non-Italian in the top six, in front of home riders Federico Sandi (Berclaz Racing
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European Hill Climb Championship at Landshaag (Austria)

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The first round of European Hill Climb Championship was held last weekend at Landshaag, in Austria, in front of 14.000 spectators. In 250 GP class we assisted to the same podium in both races with Italian Guido Testoni winning in front of Bernard Depierreux from Belgium and Rolf Haller from Suisse. Same podium in both races also in the Supersport class, with Italian Francesco Curinga who managed to win in front of home-rider Raimund Soellinger and ofItalian David Lignite. In the top class, Superbike, Wolfgang Gammer from Austria won in front of Italian Stefano Bonetti and of Christian Wiesinger-Mayr from Austria and the three riders confirmed their perfomances in race2. In Supermoto, home-rider Josef Frauenschuh won race1 in front of Johann Karl from Germany and Loris Pedriali from Italy, and they performed the same podium in race2. The next round will be held in Chatel S. Denis, Suisse, from 19 to 21 May.  
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