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European races of the weekend 26-27 August

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In the weekend from Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th August, the follow­ing European races will be held: 26 August – European Under 21 Individual Speedway Championship at Daugavpils/Latvia 26-27 August – Road Race Hill Climb European Championship at Spoleto/Italy 26-27 August – Supermoto European Championship, Supermoto Junior and S3 at Kustendil/Bulgaria European Supermoto ©BProm    
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European U21 Team Speedway at Krosno (Poland) – Postponed

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The European U21 Team Speedway Championship was scheduled last weekend at Krosno, in Poland. Heavy rain, as the toughest challenge of speedway races, stopped Polish youngsters on their way to the podium since they’ve won four out of five heats. Maybe a lot would have changed in next 15 heats, but Referee and the Jury stopped the meeting after Heat 5, which wasn’t enough heats to verify results; at least 10 heats should be done to decide the U21 European Team Champion. After many glances to the sky and a bit of hope that the rain will stop, the track was already soaked from the rain and it was not possible to continue. The group of 19 riders from 4 Countries was informed at 19:10 that they had to leave lovely stadium, notwithstanding the organizer did its best to provide them best conditions. Due to the bad forecast on the
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European 85 cc Youth Speedway Cup at Vetlanda (Sweden)

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The European 85 cc Youth Speedway Cup was held at Vetlanda (Sweden) with 35 riders at the start. The event was held in a cloudy weekend, with some rain during the semifinals, while in the final day the weather was better, but windy. It was nice to see riders from 6 different Countries. The semifinal 1 was held with fine weather but during the semifinal 2, heavy raining started after heat 7. The staff did an excellent work and after one hour the meeting started again. In Final day the track condition was good and also the weather was good. The racing was very tight in the whole meeting and after 20 heats the re-run was held for second and third place. The winner was Marcus Birkemose, in front of Mathias Pollestad and Philip Hellström- Bängs. The Club personal did a perfect work during the whole weekend and the stadium
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European U21 Team Speedway Championship SF 1 at Daugavpils (Latvia)

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The SF1 of the European U21 Team Speedway Championship has been held at Daugavpils, in Latvia, in front of around 2.500 spectators. Consistent rain prevented the practice, which was postponed twice and at the end - at 15:30 - cancelled. At the same time the rain stopped and the Jury and all team managers decided that after some track preparation the meeting could start. All photos courtesy of Vladimirs Vagels Finally at 16:25 the first heat started. At the first heat the first rider was excluded for touching the tape. It was Roman Laukhbaum from Russian team. After the first heat Ukraine was leading, followed by Latvia, Sweden and Russia with no points. In the following heats there was some tough racing as well as 8 riders being victims of the tough track conditions. When it started raining again - during the heat 10 - the Jury together with all
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European Pairs Speedway Championship at Zarnovica (Slovakia)

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The track of Zarnovica, in Slovakia, hosted the European Pairs Speedway Championship Semi Final 2. The meeting was run on a very well prepared track in sunny, hot weather and 2000 spectators followed with interest the event. The first place was decided in Run Off and the winner was Mateusz Szczepaniak (PZM) in front of Kudryashov (MFR) and Bogdanovs (LaMSF). The three top pairs qualified to the Final which will be held in Lonigo (Italy) on 30th September 2017.
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European Individual Speedway at Güstrow (Germany)

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Artem Laguta won the second SEC round in Güstrow, Germany, in front of Andzejs Lebedevs and Krzysztof Kasprzak. The first German fans went into the stadium only a moment after the gates opening, but campers popular in speedway world were staying near the stadium the day before. In the first series the wild card Kai Huckenbeck, who was third in Güstrow last year, won his first race. His second heat made a lot of noise on the stands too, because oatn the last corner he passed Andrey Kudryashov. Russian Artem Laguta won his first and second race with huge advantage, which pushed him forward in the general standings. In heat 9 Laguta faced two other favourites for the whole tournnament victory. Andzejs Lebedevs and Vaclav Milik did a beautiful fight. At the end the Latvian was the fastest and passed from tihrd to first position. The first rider to win
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European Track Racing Sidecar Championship Final at Tayac (France)

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The track of Tayac, in France, hosted the final of the Sidecar European Championship, which caught the attention of around 1000 spectators. The meeting was held with the excellent work of the club staff that permitted a great Final. The weather was hot, in a sunny, partially cloudy day. All the heats were interesting and in the whole day there were two crashes with no serious injuries for the riders and their passengers. William  Matthijssen - Sandra Mollema from Netherlands are the European Sidecar Champions for second time in a row. The victory was not very easy for the Dutch team because during the Final A they had a close fight with the German Team of Markus Brandhofer and Tim Scheunemann, who finished in the second position. Third place for the German Team of Markus Venus and Markus Heiss. Full results on FIM Europew website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/398
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125cc Youth Track Racing European Cup at Torun (Poland)

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The 125cc Youth Track Racing European Cup was held in the big stadium of Torun, in Poland. 24 riders took part to the event, which as run on a perfect track after a sunny day with rain shower at the end of the practice. The meeting was held with the excellent work of the club staff and it was a great event for the future talents. The heats were interesting and in the whole day there were 3 crashes with no physical injuries for the riders. Filip Sifalda from Czech Republic claimed his victory after he won the start of the A final. He was the rider who did dominate all the heats as he did win all his races. There was a close fight for place 2-4 and Daniel Klima, from Czech Republic, too, gained the second position in front of Bartosz Tyburski from Poland.
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European Pairs Speedway Championship at Liberec (Czech Republic)

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The town of Liberec in the North of the Czech Republic hosted the Semi-Final 1 of the European Pairs Speedway Championship, which was held in front of around 1.500 spectators. The meeting was run with sunny, warm weather. Six teams with 14 riders took part to the event. Thanks to work of the local organizers, the track was ready for a perfect competition and the spectators could see a very good race. The riders from Great Britain won this dramatic race. They triumphed in the final heat ahead of the winner of qualifying race: the French team. The third place was scored by Danish team after a series of run-off heats. These teams qualified to the Final meeting European Pairs Speedway Championship that will take place in Lonigo, in Italy, on September 30th. Photos @Jan Kobzan Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/352
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Individual Speedway Euro Championship SF4 at Lamothe Landerron (France)

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The SF4 of the Individual Speedway Euro Championship was held today at Lamothe Landerron in France. Eighteen riders took part to the event in front of 950 spectators. The meeting was run on a really well prepared track. A storm which took place during the night before the meeting did not spoil the organizers’ efforts. Thanks to the excellent work of the club staff the heats were fast and competitive and the spectators watched many fascinating races. The “home” rider David Bellego had big chances to finish the meeting on rostrum but unfortunately he had bad luck on his last regular heat – his bike had an engine failure. Finally David Bellego won the Last Chance Heat and finished fourth in the overall classification after a great, brave attack on leading Piotr Protasiewicz. The winner of the event was Kim Nilssos (SVEMO), in front of Mateusz Szczepaniak (PZM) and Nicolai Klindt (DMU). The
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