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European Grass Track Championship Final at Tayac (France)

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The European Individual Grass Track Championship Final was a very hard fought competition staged on an extremely hot evening at the Circuit Jacques Rossignol, at Tayac in the South of France. With each of the 20 riders competing in four qualifying heats, before earning their place in one of three Finals (C, B and A), racing was always going to be hard and fast on the 400 metre track. Unfortunately one of the pre meeting favourites – young Dutchman Romano Hummel – crashed in his first heat, and after receiving medical attention on the track, was then taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg. With the winner and second placed rider of the B Final being elevated into the main A Final, this race was always going to be one of the toughest of the evening. However Czech rider Martin Malek leapt from the tapes, chased by defending European
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European U-19 Individual Speedway Cup – Final at Zarnovica (Slovakia)

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The Polish national team won the first edition of the European U19 Pairs Cup. The historical gold went to Jakub Miśkowiak, Wiktor Trofimow and Szymon Szlauderbach. The European Cup Par U19 is a completely new event. The historic, first competition consisted only of the final tournament and seven teams competed in the race. Poles showed from the very start that they were the favourites. In the competition, they collected 26 points out of available 30 points in 21 heats. Denmark and Latvia were battling for 2nd and 3rd place the whole meeting long with Denmark having better finish with 23 points over Latvia with 21 points. The meeting was held with no major incidents or accidents. Only some minor crashes happened but without any serious injuries. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/589  
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European U-19 Individual Speedway Cup – Semi-Final 1 at Pardubice (Czech Republic)

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In one of the warmest days of the year, some of the hottest young talents in Europe were on track in a sunbathed Pardubice in front of around 250 spectators for the SF1 of the Individual Speedway Cup. The track staff worked well to keep the race track in excellent conditions. The final placings were only decided in the last four, hard fought heats. The winner was Polish Szymon Szlauderbach, ahead of Danish Jonas Saifert-Salk and of Latvian Artjoms Trofimovs. A run-off between Jonas Saifert-Salk of Denmark and Artjoms Trofimovs of Latvia saw the riders swap places in the four laps until finally the Dane took the win. The next meeting will be on August 11th at Varkaus, in Finland.  
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European Individual Grass Track Final at Tayac (France) – Preview

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James Shanes bids to write his own piece of track racing history in the European Grass Track Championship Final at Tayac, in the South of France, the next Saturday evening. The young rider, who lives near Poole on the South coast of England, will attempt a hat-trick of consecutive wins in this championship, a feat achieved previously only by Dutch Jannick De Jong, former World Champion. Only two other men – German Robert Barth and Stephan Katt – have three European crowns to their name, meaning Katt (who is also competing at Tayac), could be the first man to win four European crowns should he triumph in France on Saturday night. Two more contenders have won the title before - British Paul Hurry triumphed back in 2005, while the only previous French winner, Stephane Tressarrieu had his time in the spotlight three years later. The hopes of the host-nation do
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European Pairs Speedway Championship at Nagyhalász (Hungary)

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The meeting was run on a very well prepared track. The weather was sunny and windy, therefore more frequent watering was needed. Thanks to the excellent work of the club staff the track was held in a good condition. Approximately 2500 spectators watched an exciting meeting in a beautiful stadium with very good facilities. It was very tight racing among teams of similar level. The meeting was held in front of around 2500 spectators and saw the participation of 7 teams. After the first seven heats the score was very tight, three teams had only two points of difference. Then Latvia started to gain a margin and won the meeting followed by Germany and Ukraine. At the meeting and the prize giving ceremony Deputy Minister of Sport and former Olympic Champion in swimming dr.Szabó Tunde was present. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/582  
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European U21 Team Speedway Championship at Gniezno (Poland)

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The meeting was run in front of around 500 spectators on a dry, hard track following dry, windy but sunny weather conditions. Thanks to the hard work of the club staff the dust was very well controlled throughout the meeting. The meeting was held with no major incidents or accidents. Only some minor crashes happened but without any serious injuries. During the first session of heats it was already clear that only the Russian team had a chance to challenge the Polish team for the win. But in the following sessions of heats Russia dropped to Poland point after point. In the end the Polish team claimed an undisputed victory with an almost perfect afternoon, collecting 54 points out of 60 during the 20 heats. The second place went to the Russian team scoring 41 points. Finland and Ukraine were only battling for 3rd and 4th place the whole meeting
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European U21 Individual Speedway Championship at Plzen (Czech Republic)

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The European U21 Individual Speedway Championship Semi-Final was held at Plzen, in Czech Republic, in very cloudy, windy weather, in front of around 500 spectators. The meeting was good, thanks to the professional job of the organising club, with interesting heats, except the heat 17 where Russian rider Gleb Chuganov spun and crashed while leading the race. As a result he broke his right ankle. The victory of Dan Bewley was impressive - he won the meeting with the maximum score (15 points). Second position for Dominik Kubera ahead of Viktor Trofymov, both from Poland. A run off was necessary for the 6th place, which was won by Russian Arsian Fayzulin, which will allow him to participate as reserve to the European Under 21 Individual Speedway Championship Final the next 15th September in Stralsund (Gerrmany). Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/574
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Individual Speedway EuroChampionship Final 1 at Gniezno (Poland)

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Great inauguration of Tauron Speedway Euro Championship is behind us. First round was taken by Jarosław Hampel, who defeated Antonio Lindbaeck, Kai Huckenbeck and Mikkel Michelsen in the final heat. Hampel became the overall leader with 17 points reached. First two heats of today's round brought some tension in Robert Lambert and Krzysztof Kasprzak's teams - they touched tape in their first heat and got replaced by track reserves: Robert Chmiel and Norbert Krakowiak. Chmiel left a good impression after defending third position and leaving Emil Sayfutdinov behind his back. In heat no. 6, it was only inches away from crash between Piotr Pawlicki and Leon Madsen. Through two laps, Dane was racing really close to Pole, who got Madsen right next to the fence. Danish rider had to regain control of his bike, which led Kasprzak jumping right between these two at the finish line. A phenomenal show was
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European 250 cc Youth Speedway Cup at Randers, in Denmark

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The Final of the European 250 cc Youth Speedway Cup was held at the Fladbro Speedway Center, at Randers, in Denmark. It was a very interesting meeting, where 17 riders were fighting for the 250cc Speedway European Youth Cup. The winner with maximum of 5 straight wins was the Danish talent Marcus Birkemose closely followed by the rest of the field. Second position for Phillip Hellström-Bängs, from Sweden, ahead of Esben Hjerrild from Denmark. Perfect track conditions enabled the very good and fair racing even though very heavy rain forced the organiser to postpone the meeting from Sunday. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/563
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Individual Speedway Euro Championship at Pardubice (Czech Republic)

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The town of Pardubice in the east of the Czech Republic hosted the SemiFinal 4 of the Individual Speedway European Championship, which was held in front of around 1100 spectators. The meeting was run with sunny, warm weather. 18 riders took part to the event. Thanks to the work of the local organizers, the track was ready for a perfect competition and the spectators enjoyed a very good race. Antonio Lindback from Sweden won ahead of German Kai Huckenbeck and of home rider Eduard Karcmar, and the three riders qualified to the challenge which will be held in Terenzano in one week (on May 5th) The meeting was crash free and was run over in less than 3 hours. Photos ©Jiří Zíta. Full results on FIM Europe website:  http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/511    
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