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European Superstock 1000 at Portimao – Day 1

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In the Superstock 1000 European Championship on Saturday at the Prosecco DOC Portuguese Round it was Florian Marino (Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team) who took pole, doing so by just a +0.02s from Australian rider Mike Jones (Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team). Behind the leading pair in a tight session Roberto Tamburini (PATA Yamaha Official STK 1000 Team) was just 0.189s off pole in third place. All of the riders qualifying on the second row, meanwhile were close by in terms of times compared to Marino’s 1’44.936 pole lap. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was fourth by just 0.226s, followed by Maximillian Schieb (Nuova M2 Racing) who was just over 0.25s from P1 and Jeremy Guarnoni (Pedercini Racing) – who trailed by just over three tenths from Marino. Italian quartet Federico Sandi (Berclaz Racing Team), Michael Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team), Marco Faccani (Althea BMW Racing Team) and Luca
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International Classic GP Cup at Rijeka (Croatia)

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The fourth round of the ICGP Championship took place at the Grobnik circuit in Croatia. Free practice on Thursday saw a persistent rain throughout the day and only few riders took part. Timed practices: In 350cc Mike Edwards (ACU) leader of the championship snatched the pole position followed by Guillaune Foureau (FFM) and Jean Paul Lecointe (FFM) Richard Peers Jones (ACU) and Wolfgang Voelk (DMSB) complete the top 5. In 250cc Stefan Tennstadt (DMSB) takes the pole followed by Don Gilbert (ACU) and Colin Sleigh (ACU), Mark Rogers (ACU) and Grant Boxhall (MMA) completed the top 5. Race 1 - In a sunny day Peers Jones does the hole shot followed by Mike Edwards and Guillaume Foureau, Peter Linden and Wolfgang Voelk. Behind Stefan Tennstadt on the 250 Rotax Bakker takes the lead of the 250cc class followed by Colin Sleigh and Don Gilbert. Peter Linden and Eric Saul are
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European Supermono Cup and Stocksport 300 at Rijeka (Croatia)

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The second raceday at Grobnik, in Croatia, started windy and cloudy weather. Supermono Cup (photo1) In race1 Austrian Josef Frauenschuh had a very good start and was battling with his compatriot Lukas Wimmer for the first place. In the first corner the Dutchman Jerry van de Bunt was fourth, but managed to pass German Johann Karl in the first lap and kept the third place for the rest of the race despite the problems he had with the clutch. After three laps the positions at the front were settled and the distance between the riders was growing lap by lap. Behind them there was a tough but fair fight among three riders on a HKR EVO 2 for the sixth position. In the end German Dennis Bayreuther managed to be the best Rookie for the fourth time. On Sunday Race2 had totally different weather conditions. Frauenschuh had a good start again
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CEV Repsol Moto2 and European Talent Cup at Valencia (Spain) – Day 2

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This weekend the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo is hosting the fourth round of the FIM CEV Repsol. In Moto2™, Eric Granado (Promoracing, photo1) earned a double victory and in the European Talent Cup Álex Toledo (Cradle of Champions, photo2) got on the top step of the podium for the first time. In Moto2™, Eric Granado (Promoracing) took a double win at a circuit where he always performs well and where he won last season. The first race of the Moto2™ European Championship was stopped on the first lap after a fall involving Xavier Cardelús (Team Stylobike) and Marc Luna (Team Wimu CNS), while Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS) was heading the race. Once the race - reduced to 12 laps - restarted, the Team Wimu CNS rider once again took the lead, followed by Ricky Cardús (Team Stylobike), Lukas Tulovic (Forward Junior Team), Eric Granado (Promoracing), Dimas
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European Stocksport 300 Cup at Grobnik-Rijeka (Croatia)

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The circuit of Grobnik-Rijeka, in Croatia, hosted the European Stocksport 300. After a big crash at Slovakiaring, Peter Kačaba was the fastest in qualiyfing practice. Second position for Daniel Blin in front of Vojtech Schwartz and Andrej Schwartz. Daniel Blin (in the photo) won race1 in front of Vojtech Schwarz. Daniel was second in the opening laps of the race behind Peter Kačaba, but Peter crashed and the way to another win for Daniel was open. Third position for Lennart Ulbel in front of Bor Klemenc and Andrej Schwarz. In race2 Daniel Blin had the easiest way to the second win in this weekend. He snatched the victory in front of Vojtech Schwarz and Lennart Ulbel. Fourth position for Ondrej Schwarz ahead of Bor Klemenc. Peter Kačaba did not start because his motorcycle was damaged from yesterday’s crash. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/391
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European Stocksport 300 at Slovakiaring – Day2

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The track of Slovakiaring, in Slovakia, hosted the Day 2 of European Stocksport 300 championship. Daniel Blin won race2 in front of Renzo Ferreira: the winner of race1 was fighting for the win until the last corner but he finished second. Third position for Vojtech Schwartz ahead of Peter Kacaba was fourth. The race was interrupted because of the heavy crash of Tarik Van Der Merwe, without consequences for the rider.
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European Stocksport 300 at Slovakiaring (Slovakia) - Day1

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Renzo Ferreira from Brasil won race1 in European Stocksport 300 at Slovakiaring, in Slovakia. At the beginning of the race it was a pack of five riders and in lap 3 there was a contact between Daniel Blin and Peter Kacaba on the start/finish straight. Kacaba crashed and the race for him was over. Daniel Blin and Renzo Ferreira switched their positions during the race and the final fight was up the last lap when Ferreira overtook Blin, but Daniel Blin was the fastest at last corner and he crossed finish line in front of Ferreira. Immediately after the race direction decided to disqualify Daniel Blin for dangerous riding, so at the end Renzo Ferreira is the winner of the race in front of Vojtech Schwarz and Taric Van Der Merwe.
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International Classic Grand Prix at Sachsenring (Germany)

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The circuit of Sachsenring, in Germany, hosted the third of five rounds of the International Classic Gran Prix. The event saw 27 participants who rode in front of around 25.000 spectators. For the organisers this event was “a last chance” to check all the things and staff before the MotoGP, which will be held here in two weeks. The weather changed various times: on Thursday it was about 30°C, but during the night there was a storm which destroyed some tents in paddock and overturned some bikes. On Friday it was cold and windy but ICGP riders were lucky – the rain arrived always after their track sessions. On Saturday the weather was still cold and cloudy. In second qualifying  tractice Werner Reuberger, the fastest in YC250, had a crash and he was not fit to start to the main race. In 350 cc race Mike Edwards (GB) was the
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European Moto2, Talent Cup and Kawasaki Z Cup at Barcelona (Spain) - Day 2

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This weekend the circuit of Barcelona (Spain) hosted the European Moto2, Talent Cup and Kawasaki Z Cup. Ricky Cardús (Team Stylobike) won both Moto2™ races. Iker García (Reale Avintia Academy) won the European Talent Cup event and Joan Sardanyons took the honours in the European Kawasaki Z Cup. In Moto2™, Ricky Cardus (Team Stylobike, photo1) earned a double after winning both races of the day. In the first race, Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS) made a good start but the Team Stylobike rider passed him in the early corners and as the laps went by kept on lengthening his lead. Behind him came Eric Granado (Promoracing) and Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS), who began to pay the price of not being more careful with his tires in the first few laps. Granado left him behind to finish second, though he never looked like getting close to the race leader. Steven Odendaal
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European Superstock 1000 at Misano (Italy)

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Sunday afternoon’s action at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” concluded with two Italians doing battle for victory to the last corner of the Superstock 1000 European Championship race and ultimately it was Marco Faccani (Althea BMW Racing Team) who just beat Michael Rinaldi (Ducati Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team) to the line. Maximillian Scheib (Aprilia Nuova M2 Racing) joined the leading two on the podium. The race was restarted after a red flag in the initial running, with crashes for Federico Sandi (BMW Berclaz Racing Team) and Eric Vionnet (BMW Motors Vionnet) at turn 4 leaving debris on track. The race recommenced with 5 laps to be contested and Faccani rode brilliantly on his BMW in the final stages to outwit Ducati-equipped Rinaldi over the last few corners and beat his compatriot to the line by +0.362, for his first win in the class. Scheib on Aprilia also performed well and
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