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European Sidecar Championship: qualifying round in Germany

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European Sidecar Championship: qualifying round in Germany Haunstetten in Bavaria was the venue of the European Sidecar Championship qualification round. 12 teams were prepared to battle for 6 spots in the final. The hot action on the track was only matched by the European heatwave with temperatures over 36 degrees. It was difficult for all involved with these conditions. 12 qualification heats provided the line ups for the 3 finals. Raphael San Millan with passenger Benedikt Zapf, the home favourite went directly to the A final with 9 points. He was joined in the final by previously unbeaten British team of Josh Goodwin and Liam Brown. The B final provided the other 2 teams to the A final, Dutch pair of Sven Holstein and Martin Stockmeijer, and Dave Cavill & Dennis Smit. A fierce heat ensued in the final with the German team coming out victorious, much to the delight
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Sidecarcross of European Nations and Quadcross of European Nations Day 2 at Slagelse (Denmark)

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Quads On a cool but sunny day with a large number of spectators, Team USA secured the overall win to retain the red plates with consistent performances of the 3 riders - Thomas Brown, Jeffrey Rastrelli and Chad Wienen - on 8 points with two first places for Wienen, two second places for Rastrelli and a second place for Brown in the 3 races. But they had to fight hard on the demanding track of Slagelse which proved difficult to overtake on. Team Ireland finished second on 39 points with the 3 riders, Justin Reid, Mark McLernon and Leon Rogers with some consistent high placings. Team Netherlands was third on 44 points with the team of Richardo Phoelich, Joe Maessen and Mike Van Grinsven but Van Grinsven had bad luck when leading the final race and suffering a machine failure. Team Norway was 4th just one point behind the Netherlands.
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Sidecarcross and Quadcross of European Nations Day 1 at Slagelse (Denmark)

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Quads - 20 Quad teams were present with teams from 17 European countries plus a team from Argentina, Canada and the USA producing some exiting and interesting racing. With the weather varying between clouds, sunshine and some showers of rain, team USA produced the perfect result with a win in the first race by Thomas Brown and again a win in the 3rd race by Chad Wienen and still had the luxury of a second position in race 2 by Jeffrey Rastrelli which the team did not need because it is the best two results that count for the overall team placings. The Netherlands finished second overall on 5 points with Joe Maessen finishing third in race 2 and Mike Van Grinsven second in race 3. Latvia finished third in the overall standings on 6 points with a win for Edgars Mengelis in race 2 and a 5th place for
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