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SEC Speedway European Championship: Final 1

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SEC Speedway European Championship: Final 1 Final 1 of the SEC Speedway European Championship was raced on 13th July in Güstrow, Germany. In front of 5.000 spectators the Russian Grigorii Laguta topped the podium. In the decisive heat of the night Laguta rocked the German crowd, starting from the first gate and even though Madsen attacked him hard, he was still able to take this win up to the last meters. Title's defender (from 2011) Leon Madsen finished 2nd, while the U21 World Champion Bartosz Smektała was 3rd. Under the podium 4th position for Antonio Lindbaeck and 5th for Leon Madsen. Next round will be in Torun, Poland, on 10th August.
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Vintage Endurance Cup – Bikers Classic: the third round in Belgium

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Vintage Endurance Cup - Bikers Classic: the third round in Belgium Photo credit: DG Sport The 3rd round of the FIM Europe 4h Endurance Classic Cup in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, was raced on 06th-07th July. The event was held at the Bikers Classic weekend, one of the biggest gatherings of classic racing motorcycles in Europe, with more than 800 riders. 63 teams (151 rider) qualified for the race and a new class joined the race: Evo class with bikes from ‘83 to ’91, joined the competition together with the Cup’s 4 usual classes: Classic, Maxi, Classic, Formula, Open. Even if on the race day some rain felt down on Spa Circuit, the dry track allowed the riders to improve their lap times with a hard-fought battle for the victory in each class. The winners of this round are: PoweRacing-JapautoClub in Maxi Classic; Team A.M. in Classic; RST Edge in Open; Bikeparts
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European U21 Individual Speedway Championship

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European U21 Individual Speedway Championship Qualifying Round 1 - Poland Polish Gdansk track hosted the European U21 Speedway Qualifying Round 1 with riders from 8 different countries. The meeting was run on a wet track following some rain in the first part of the day.  Top five final classification: Roman Lakhbaum, Russia Jakub Miśkowiak, Poland Daniel Bewley, Great Britain Mateusz Cierniak, Poland Michał Curzytek, Poland   Qualifying Round 2 - Hungary The Qualifying Round 2 was raced in Nagyhalasz, Hungary, in front of 2 thousand spectators with good weather conditions. The fight for the qualifications to the final was so tigh with several crashes. After 4 series, 8 riders had a chance to get a promotion. The best was Jan Kvech (14 points), second position for Petr Chlupac (12 points) and third for Artjom Trofimows (11 points). Favourite Nick Skorja had an unlucky race with a crash in heat 17.
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European Pairs Speedway Championship SF2: France wins the title

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European Pairs Speedway Championship SF2: France wins the title Photos by Roberto Tomba It was a thrilling race with a lot of close racing and several passes, especially in the first half of the meeting despite hot and difficult track conditions the one raced in Terenzano. Pre-meeting favourite France team lived the expectation with their two top guns Bellego and Berge who were always in control for the qualifying spot. Second and last qualifying place went to hosts Italy thanks to a brilliant display of local hero Michele Paco Castagna. He was one of the most entertaining riders of the meeting and scored 13 points not all form the start. He won also the decider with Finland’s Tero Aarnio for the delight of the partisan crowd. Last place on the rostrum went to a depleted Finland team which lost the services of skipper Timo Lahti during the 16th heat.
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European U19 Speedway Pairs Cup: the final

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European U19 Speedway Pairs Cup: the final The final stage of the European U19 Speedway Pairs Cup was raced in Plzen, Czech Republic on 22nd June. The race took place with difficult conditions with heavy rain in the second half. Denmark won all its heats and lost no points. Second place for Latvia and third for Sweden, which due to technical problems and the fall of Philip Helström Bängs in the Semi-final did not participate to the final.
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European Under 21 Team Speedway Championship SF2: Denmark in final

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European Under 21 Team Speedway Championship SF2: Denmark in final Photo credit: LS-Photo The meeting was run on perfect prepared track. In the begging Danish team get the advantage, but later Latvian team riders ride better and better in a really exciting race. At the end Tim Sorensen gave the victory to Denmark after a brave attack when he overtook Davis Kurmis. The final event will be held on 20th June in Macon, France.
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European Under 21 Team Speedway Championship SF1: the round in Liberec

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European Under 21 Team Speedway Championship SF1: the round in Liberec In sunny, hot conditions, the European U21 Team Speedway Championship Semi-Final 1 was held at Liberec (Czech Republic) in front of one thousand spectators. Riders and officials supported Environment's FIM program before the race. The dramatic race decided in last heat race.  The winner was Swedish team in front of Germany and Czech Republic. Winner were qualified to the final. The best rider of the race was Czech Jan Kvěch. The final will be held at Macon, France, on 20th July.
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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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SEC Speedway European Championship: Qualifying Round 4 in Slovenia

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SEC Speedway European Championship: Qualifying Round 4 in Slovenia Over 1.500 spectators enjoyed an exciting day at the sunny MatijaGubec stadium. Russian Grigoriy Laguta was the undisputed winner of the qualifying round 4 at the Matija Gubecstadium in Krško, Slovenia. Behind him the Polish Kacper Woryna, second, and the Russian Sergej Logatchev, third. The top three is qualified to the Euro Challenge meeting in Hungary. Expectedly, Matic Ivačič was the best Slovenian rider and with his final fifth place he still has some hope of being called to the Euro Challenge as a reserve. Following Matic’ great heats, was his club teammate, Denis Štojs who ended up in 11th place with 7 points and showed great performance amongst a tough international competition from 12 different countries. The classification: Laguta Grigory Russia Woryna Kacper Poland Logatchev Sergey Russia
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SEC Speedway European Championship: Qualifying Round 3 in Ukraine

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SEC Speedway European Championship: Qualifying Round 3 in Ukraine QR3 was held on 2nd May in Rivne, Ukraine. The original date was the 1st May, but due to the heavy rain and the bad track conditions, Tuesday’s practice was canceled. Unfortunately, also one race was canceled, because of the wet track, not suitable for a race. Thanks to the good conditions, on Thursday the race took place with no other delay. The classification: Jepsen Jensen Michael Denmark Lebedevs Andzejs Latvia Kildemand Peter Denmark
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