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European Mini Bike Road Racing at Franciacorta (Italy)

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This year’s meeting has been a great success with 109 riders from 14 different Nations participating. The scene was the Autodromo di Franciacorta in Italy and with clear skies and warm and dry weather this excellent venue with two different tracks – one for MiniMoto and one for Mini GP – set the ideal frame for three days of racing and friendship. The Mini Bike racing is for children from 7 years and for many of the participants it was an inspiration and education to be part of the friendly but strict atmosphere associated with a European Championship. The Italian riders held the home track and they had strong results in all of the MiniMoto classes as well as in the Mini GP class. However both Dutch, Hungarian and Czech riders were able to find their way to the podium. In the Ohvale classes and the Honda NSF class the
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European Moto2, Superstock 600 and Talent Cup at Aragon (Spain) – Day2

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Edgard Pons (AGR Team, photo1) won both races in the Moto2™ European Championship and José Antonio Rueda (Talent Team Estrella Galicia 0,0) and David Muñoz (Jerez Andalucía Motor Talent) shared the victories in the European Talent Cup (photo2). Edgar Pons collected his first win of the season in the Moto2™ ECh after going solo in the opening laps. The AGR Team rider crossed the line more than two seconds ahead of Jesko Raffin (Swiss Innovative Investors Junior) while Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS) finished third more than 11 seconds behind the winner to secure his first podium of the season. Alessandro Zetti (Fau55 Racing) was the best classified in Superstock 600. Edgar Pons received the Repsol free fuel cheque. The second Moto2™ race was interrupted by a red flag after Dimas Ekky (Astra Honda Racing Team) crashed in the opening laps. The race was then restarted, having been shortened to
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European Supersport 300 Cup at Grobnik (Croatia)

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The 4th round of the European Supersport Cup was held at Grobnik, in Croatia together with the Alpe Adria International Championship event. On the brand new surface of the Grobnik track the riders were faster than before, notwithstanding typically Croatian Summer weather conditions. The Saturday practice was held without any hard problem and the qualifying result is: Roman Kucera from Slovakia (photo1) ahead of South African Samuel Lochoff and of Michal Búlik from Slovakia (photo2). In Race1 the final ranking saw Kucera ahead of Búlik and Lochoff. In Race2 the podium saw Búlik winning ahead of Lochoff and of Vojtech Schwarz from Czech Republic. In both days the races were spectacular and satisfied the around 3000 spectators who attended the event even though the weather was very hot. Martin de Graaff, FIM Europe first Deputy President, visited the Alpe Adria race weekend on the circuit of Grobnik and stated: “Under
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European Moto2, Superstock 600 and Talent Cup at Aragon (Spain) – Day1

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José Antonio Rueda (Talent Team Estrella Galicia 0.0) in the European Talent Cup made his debut as poleman in the fifth round of the FIM CEV Repsol this weekend in MotorLand Aragon, as did Edgar Pons (AGR Team) on his return this season to the Moto2 European Championship. In Moto2™ EC, Edgar Pons (AGR Team, photo1) secured his first pole of the season, breaking Jesko Raffin’s (Swiss Innovative Investors Junior) two-pole streak with a time of 1:53.675. Category leader Jesko Raffin finished second and Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS), third. Very few riders improved on the times achieved in the morning session. Lukas Tulovic (Team Wimu CNS), Tommaso Marcon (Team Ciatti) and Miquel Pons (Bullit) will be looking to get back on the podium from the second row of the grid, taking advantage of the absence of Augusto Fernández, who has been on the podium in each race so far,
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Supersport 300 European Cup – Technical Rules Update

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The technical rules of the Supersport 300 European Cup have been updated: the weight and speed limits have been changed in accordance with the World Supersport 300 regulations. The new rules can be found on FIM Europe website at the following link: http://www.fim-europe.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/AACR_Technical_Bulletin_02-2018.pdf
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European Superstock 1000 Championship at Misano (Italy)

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Markus Reiterberger (Alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW) rode to another spectacular win in the European Superstock 1000 Championship, increasing his championship lead to 14 points with just two rounds to go. The German was unstoppable from lights to flag at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, taking his fourth win of the campaign ahead of Maximilian Scheib (Aprilia Racing Team) and Riccardo Russo (Motocorsa Racing). As the lights went out it was a stunning start for Reiterberger as he looked as comfortable as always on his BMW machine, never looking back once he got away from the line. But his competitors were on the hunt for the podium, as Scheib kept one eye on the championship standings looking for second position. Keeping the fight going until the end of the race, there were two stunning battles on the cards for the final podium spots, with Scheib just managing to hold off Russo
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European Talent Cup – a change in the technical rules

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The FIM Europe has published a change in the ETC technical rules. The section of the European Talent Cup technical regulations that has been modified is: 5.6.9.4 Rear suspension unit: e. The total length of the shock absorber must remain between the limits recommended by the manufacturer for the homologated motorcycle. (Max length between mounting holes centers is 312 mm). A regularly updated version of the European Talent Cup rules which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed here. You can find all the results, videos, photos and information regarding the Championship on the official website: www.fimcevrepsol.com  
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Supermono European Cup at Rijeka (Croatia)

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The second racing weekend of the Supermono European Cup took place at Grobnik in Croatia. The weekend started with free practice sessions already on Friday. The weather wasn’t the best, there were a storm passing by, so almost every tent in the pit where broken, and some bikes fell over. Saturday (with a lot of sun) had 2 qualification rounds where Shaun Anderson from Irland and Josef Frauenschuh from Austria was the fastest riders on the track together with Daniele Scagnetti from Italy. During the weekend, the Supermono European Cup had 3 races consisting of 8 laps each. In the first race Shaun Anderson took an early lead with Josef Frauenschuh hunting him down and also passed him. After only 5 laps the race was stopped due to a rider crashing, because his motorbike leaked some oil. The race counted as completed and full points were awarded. The winner of
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European Street Freestyle Cup at Budapest (Hungary)

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The first event of the new discipline in FIM Europe was organised in the context of the European Truck Championship at Hungaroring circuit near the Hungarian capital Budapest in front of around 1.200 spectators. The foreseen interest of the riders was higher than the number of participants – 16 - but the attending riders made a really great show for the spectators. The racing system of this discipline divided the event into 3 parts: 1st - compulsory program with basic tricks; 2nd - nest trick and the 3rd and final - five minutes-long free program. All the riders had made their best in the competition in all 3 sections. The Finals were divided into two parts both with 8-8 riders. The first group showed their program in beautiful weather but at the middle of the second group sudden rain stopped the competition. Thanks to the organising staff within one hour
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Road Race Hill Climb European Championship at Julbach (Austria)

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The third of six rounds of Road Race Hill Climb European Championship was held at Julbach, in Austria, in a sunny, warm day, on a perfectly prepared track, ahead of around 8000 spectators. On Sunday there were no crashes but a fair fight. In 250GP the fastest was Guido Testoni (ITA) on his Honda. In SSP very hard fight between Daniele Stolli (ITA) and Uwe Rademacher (SUI). They have the same points after this event but they both overtake Rafael Neuner after his crash in FP. Christian Wiesinger-Mayr (AUT) of Superbike class won an event with the new track record in 1:05,766 s. and average speed 140,7 km/h. Second was Wolfgang Gammer ahead of Andreas Gangl, all from Austria. In SuperMoto the winner was Josef Frauenschuh, ahead of Phillip Neumuller and Florian Winkler, all from Austria In 250GP Guido Testoni increases his advantage; we have a new leader in Supersport
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