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Speedway European Championship at Lublin (Poland)

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Krzysztof Kasprzak won the final round of Speedway European Championship, which took place in Lublin. Andrzejs Lebedevs became the new Individual European Champion. Silver medal for Artem Laguta, ahead of Vaclav Milik (photo2). Andreas Jonsson and Krzysztof Kasprzak earned the right to stay in the cycle. The first fight of the day took place between Krzysztof Kasprzak and Mateusz Szczrepaniak – the two riders fighting for the right to stay in the cycle. The latter was quite lucky, because Smolinski, going for the 3rd place at the moment, had a problem; thanks to that, Szczepan earned one point. The second heat welcomed Lebedevs, Milik and Laguta, all of them fighting for the highest positions in the general standing. The fact that they started to ride very close to each other proves that the riders took the heat seriously – Artem Laguta suffered a fall because of that. During the repeated
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European Under 21 Team Speedway Final at Krosno (Poland)

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The meeting of the Individual U21 Team Speedway Championship was originally scheduled on August 19th but it was postponed because of heavy rain after heat five. On Saturday September 16th, due to heavy rain that lasted till midday the practice scheduled for 10.00 was cancelled. After some heavy work the organising club KSM Krosno managed to prepare a raceable track for the meeting. In a fully crowded stadium, attractive rides from Speedway upcoming riders were held. The Polish U21 team confirmed their role of favorites for winning the team title but the contest for the European U21 team title was hard. The fight for the second place was decided in the last heat. The final results of the meeting see Poland winning with 45 points, ahead of Denmark scoring 35 and of Latvia, with 33 points. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/434  
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European Individual Speedway U21 at Daugavpils (Latvia)

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On a really fine racetrack at Lokomotive Stadion of Daugavpils, in Latvia 16 young rider under 21 years, all nearly on the same level, signed a spectacular final with close and hard race. The races were performed in front of 3.500 spectators, who in the end could see the rider Robert Lambert from Great Britain become the new European champion, with Bartosz Smektale from Polen and Andreas Lyager from Denmark immediately behind him. Russian rider Gleb Chuganov finished at the 4th place after a rerun with Andreas Lyager from Denmark. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/445        
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European U21 Team Speedway at Krosno (Poland) – Preview

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The Polish Team will defend the title conquered last year: Poland, in fact, won in 2016 the European U21 Team Speedway Championship in Stralsund. Poland will host teams from Denmark, Latvia and Germany. Riders will arrive at Krosno on August 19th very early, because practice is scheduled for 11 am on the day of the competition. The final will start at 5 pm. “It will be a great race, not on black track any more, because the track surface has changed. Of course we aim to win, and our goal is only one: the gold medal”, said the coach Rafał Dobrucki. Krosno is waiting for fans to come, not only from Poland, and the city is ready to welcome guests from all over Europe. During the press conference in Krosno, before the European U21 Team Speedway Championship, the drawing for the colours of the helmet took place, done by the
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Track Racing European Individual Grass Track Championship at Hertingen (Germany)

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The picturesque town of Hertingen in the South of Germany hosted the 2017 European Individual Grass Track Final, with the event producing some very spectacular and close racing throughout Saturday evening. The 3,000 spectators who attended the event were treated to a number of ‘wheel to wheel’ races with riders not giving a centimetre during the 12 qualify heats. Once all the points had been totalled, the field of the top 16 point scoring riders were allocated to the three (C, B and A) Finals. With two ‘last chance’ places available for the winner and seconded place riders (in the B Final), to qualify through to the all-important A Final, racing was again extremely competitive with Edward Kennet (ACU) and home German rider Christian Hurlshorst (DMSB) finally managing to gain these two important places. This enabled them to join the defending Champion, Brit James Shanes, former multi European Stephan Katt,
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European Under 19 Individual Speedway Cup at Divisov (Czech Republic)

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The European U19 Individual Speedway Cup was held at Divisov, in Czech Republic, in a cloudy, windy day after the heavy rain of the day before. Over 200 spectators watched very interesting races among 18 very young riders from 10 different Countries. The racing was very tight in the whole meeting and the riders fought also with a bit tricky track, with a lot of deep ruts. After 21 heats, in the Final heat the winner was the Brit Robert Lambert, in front of Filip Hjelmland, from Sweden, of Bartosz Smektala from Poland and of Michael Haertel from Germany. Robert Lambert managed to snatch victory in all 6 his heats. It was the first meeting after a few years when the riders under 19 competed for the FIM Europe Cup.    
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European Individual Grass Track Championship Final at Hertingen (Germany) - Preview

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European top solo Grass Track riders head to the picturesque town of Hertingen in the South of Germany this weekend for Saturday’s staging of the FIM Europe Individual Grass Track Final, where one of the eighteen racers will be crowned 2017 European Champion. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Hertingen Club will host Europe's Blue Riband event at their super-fast banked circuit and on Saturday evening it will see the Brit James Shanes (in the photo above) defend the title he won in dramatic style at Swingfield in England 11 months ago (in photo 2, the rostrum of 2016). Hopes for the German hosts rest largely on two former winners of the crown. Stephan Katt bids to become the first man ever to win the title four times, a feat which would elevate him above fellow-countryman Robert Barth and Dutch rider Jannick de Jong. Veteran Bernd Diener won his European crown in
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Speedway Euro Championship at Hallstavik (Sweden)

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Vaclav Milik was the best in the third round of the Speedway Euro Championship, which took place at Hallstavik, in Sweden, in front of around 2.500 spectators. On the podium also Andzejs Lebedevs and Andreas Jonsson. Latvian Lebedevs still is the leader of the general standing. This morning at 10:00, riders took part to the training. Unfortunately practise showed that Adrian Miedziński could not take part to the competition due to his arm injury, so the reserve rider Pontus Aspgren replaced him. In heat 2, Mateusz Szczepaniak and Martin Smolinski performed a great show. The German rider attacked "Szczepan" on the inside, which allowed him to overtake his rival and win first race in SEC 2017. The second series was good for Martin Smolinski too. "Smolly", despite bad start, tried to overtake his rivals. Finally he did it at the last corner, when Krzysztof Kasprzak and Andrey Kudryashov rode outside.
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European U21 Team Speedway Championship at Abensberg (Germany)

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The SF2 of the European U21 Team Speedway Championship was held at Abensberg, in Germany, in front of 650 spectators. The meeting was run in hot conditions but in good timing. The even Danish team was dominant from the very beginning and won. The fight for the second place lasted throughout the whole meeting between Czech and Germans. Eventually the German team led by Michael Haertel not only finished second but scored enough points to qualify for the European Final in Krosno, which will be held on August 19th. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/412 .    
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