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FIM CEV Repsol 2019 Provisional Calendar

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The FIM CEV Repsol 2019 Provisional Calendar 2019 has been issued and it regards Moto3 Junior World Championship as well as European Moto2 Championship and European Talent Cup. The provisional calendar foresees the first race on April 7th at Estoril (Portugal), to conclude on November 10th at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Spain, with the 8th round. Here below all the dates and circuits of the 2019 provisional calendar.
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European Supersport Cup at Red Bull Ring, Spielberg (Austria)

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The fifth and penultimate round of European Supersport Cup was held at Red Bull Ring, Spielberg (Austria), in wet weather. The qualifying practice was held in in the rain and saw Samuel Lochoff sign the fastest laptime. In Race1 the riders were around 2 seconds faster than in qualifying. Good start on the wet in Race1 for Alexandra Pelikanova from Czech Republic from the third place on the starting grid - she fought with the European classification leaders: Samuel Lochoff and Taric van den Merwe from RSA. She also managed to lead the race for a while but in the end she finished second behind Sanuel Lochoff and ahead of Taric Van der Merwe. In Race 2 Alexandra Pelikanova started from pole position but after the first corner she was second and up to the end of the race she fought with van den Merwe. Samuel Lochoff won again, this
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European Endurance Cup at Dijon (France)

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The 3rd round of European Endurance Cup was held last weekend on the beautiful racetrack of Dijon in France, with the organization of Bike Promotion. On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning the qualifying practice was held. The first three teams in the European Endurance Cup were: Bike Parts Van de Kamp, from The Netherlands, Aprilia Team Grebenstein from Germany and Pecable Racing Team from Switzerland. The race started at 1 pm in very hot conditions, with 34°C. 37 teams started the race, 8 for the European Endurance Cup: German Endurance Cup and FIM Europe Endurance Cup, in fact, were held together. Two safety car procedures after crashes provided a very close race up to the end. After 6 hours the Aprilia Team Grebenstein won ahead of Bike Parts Van de Kamp and Pecable Racing Team. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/601  
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European Superstock 1000 at Brno (Czech Republic) – Day2

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Maximilian Scheib (Aprilia Racing Team) scored his first win of the 2018 European Superstock 1000 Championship in slippery conditions at the Automotodrom Brno. The Chilean was unstoppable in wet conditions, taking the second win of his STK1000 career, and moving his Aprilia to within just 9 points of the championship lead. Alessandro Delbianco (GULF ALTHEA BMW Racing Team) and Florian Marino (URBIS Yamaha Motoxracing STK Team) climbed to the rostrum for the first time this year, in second and third, respectively. It had not rained at the Moravian track since early on Friday morning, but while the STK1000 riders set up on the grid the clouds opened and a weekend’s worth of showers dropped inside fifteen minutes. A soaked start saw Scheib overtake Markus Reiterberger (alpha Racing – Van Zon- BMW) inside the first few seconds. The German, unstoppable in dry conditions, has not been able to show that same
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European Moto2 and Talent Cup at Barcelona (Spain)

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On the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Jesko Raffin (Swiss Innovative Investors Junior, photo1) and Augusto Fernández (Easyrace, photo2) shared the honours in Moto2™, while Matteo Patacca (SIC58 Squadra Corse) won in the European Talent Cup. The European Kawasaki Z Cup race was abandoned due to rain. Jesko Raffin won the first Moto2™ race of the day in which he took part in an intense duel with Augusto Fernández. The Swiss poleman took the lead right from the start, followed by Edgar Pons (AGR Team), Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS), Dimas Ekky (Astra Honda Racing Team) and Marc Alcoba (Dynavolt Intact Junior Team). Jesko Raffin pulled away followed by Edgar Pons while Dimas Ekky led a small pursuing group. Augusto Fernández began to move up until he caught the AGR Team rider and eventually passed the leader to head the race. Jesko Raffin and Augusto Fernández fought a tremendous duel but in
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European Superstock 1000 Championship at Imola (Italy) – Day2

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Matteo Ferrari (Barni Racing Team) took the first win of his short career in the European Superstock 1000 Championship, after a blistering run which saw him start from the third row, before methodically picking off every single one of his rivals, and resisting a late revival from Roberto Tamburini (Berclaz Racing Team SA). Running only his fifth STK1000 race, his third at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola, Ferrari passed Maximilian Scheib (Aprilia Racing Team) at the end of lap 9, and kept his distances from then on. It could have been close if the race had been any longer, however, with Tamburini mounting an incredible comeback from thirteenth in the second half of the race. Championship leader Markus Reiterberger (Alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW) quickly made his way up to fifth in the first lap, but then struggled to find the same pace he had at Aragon and
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European Supersport 300 Cup at Slovakiaring

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The first round of European 300 Supersport Cup was held from this weekend at Slovakiaring and 15 riders from three different CONUS took part at this event. The track conditions were perfect and the first round with a new promotor, LUTEC Racing, was a big success and a step forward for all, riders, teams and spectators. The races had live coverage on the website www.lutecracing.com. In qualifying, the fastest rider was Samuel Aaron Lochoff of  Samurai-Yart Racing team - the same team which partecipates to World Supersport 300, too. Second best time for his team-mate Thomas Alonso, from Portugal, ahead of Taric Van der Merwe, from South Africa, same as the poleman.   The first race on Saturday was exciting, with riders swapping positions up to the finish line. The winner of race 1 was Samuel Aaron Lochoff from South Africa, ahead of Thomas Alonso from Portugal and Taric Van
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Road Race Hill Climb European Championship at Landshaag (Austria)

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The first round of European Hill Climb Championship was held at the traditional location at Landshaag, in Austria. Mr. Martin de Graaff, FIM Europe 1st Deputy President, visited the event. Besides the high level of organisation and nice number of spectators – around 15.000 - all the practices and heats were completed in optimal dry, sunny conditions without any crashes. In the practices the fastest rider in FIM Europe classes were: in 250cc Guido Testoni (FMI), in Supersport: Rafael Neuner (AMF), in Superbike: Wolfgang Gammer (AMF), in Supermono Open: Josef Frauenschuh (AMF). mde The winners of the races on Sunday are: in 250cc Guido Testoni from Italy; in Supersport Rafael Neuner from Austria; in Superbike Wolfgang Gammer from Austria; in Supermono Open Josef Frauenschuh from Austria. Considering also the Swiss and Austrian National Championships, the number of riders was 303. This shows the incredible high interest of the riders as
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Superstock 1000 European Championship at Assen (The Netherlands) - Day2

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Markus Reiterberger (alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW) grabbed his third consecutive European Superstock 1000 Championship win, second this season, with a dominant display at TT Circuit Assen. The German, starting from pole, controlled the race right from the start and gave his rivals no option, completing a fabulous weekend in which he was the fastest in practice, qualifying, and had the best in-race lap. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Behind him, Roberto Tamburini (Berclaz Racing Team SA), whilst unable to match Reiterberger’s impressive pace, scored another second-place finish and remains just 10 points off the championship lead. Maximilian Scheib (Aprilia Racing Team), who rivalled Reiterberger at MotorLand Aragon before an untimely mechanical error at the end kicked him off the podium, returned to the top in third. Fourth, just behind him, was Federico Sandi (MOTOCORSA Racing), tying both men in the standings. Last year’s poleman Florian Marino (URBIS Yamaha Motoxracing STK Team) came in
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Superstock 1000 European Championship at Assen (The Netherlands) - Day1

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Markus Reiterberger (alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW) stormed to a second successive pole position of the season, as the European 1000 Superstock Championship moves to Assen for the second race of the season. Victorious at MotorLand Aragon, Reiterberger showed impressive dominance throughout the session, running consistently in the mid-1’36s while his closest rivals barely managed to make it under 1’37. The first five positions from the starting grid at the Spanish Round were repeated, with Roberto Tamburini (Berclaz Racing Team SA) making it in ahead of Federico Sandi (Motocorsa Racing) by just one thousandth of a second, in second and third respectively. As in Aragon, Maximilian Scheib (Aprilia Racing Team) made it through the checkered flag with the fourth best time and will hope to compete for the win again, after an electronic error derailed his bid last weekend. Jan Buhn (alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW) qualifies in fifth position, hoping to score his
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