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Individual Speedway Euro Championship at Chorzow (Poland)

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Over 32.000 spectators watched an exciting meeting in the historical place of Chorzow. Despite the rain of the day before the track was in very good condition. ONE Sport and the Track staff prepared the event and the track in the best way. Leon Madsen from Denmark won all his heats and after heat 16 he was crowned European Champion 2018. For the second and third overall place it was close fight the final heat and Jaroslaw Hampel from Poland got the title of European Vice-Champion. Newcomer Robert Lambert from England claimed in third position overall. There were some good racing actions during the whole night and Michael Mikkelsen from Denmark took the overall fourth position in the standings. He showed some good overtakings during his heats. Antonio Lindbäck from Sweden is the fifth rider to stay in next year’s European Championship series.
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European Pairs Speedway Championship at Brovst (Denmark)

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The European Pairs Speedway Championship Final decided for the winner of the European Championship during the last heat at Brovst, in Denmark. The meeting was well organized, in ideal weather conditions. Tobiasz Musielak and Grzegorz Zengota won the home pair 5:1 and for Poland was the seventh win of the European title in history. This pair won last year too, and in 2018 the team was supported by third rider Jakub Jamrog, too. Denmark, led by the home legend Hans Nielsen, finished second. Denmark was represented by Michael Jepsen Jensen, Anders Thomsen and Thomas Jorgensen. Italy gained the third place with only two riders Nicolas Covatti and Paco Castagna. The best individual score in the race Italian was signed by Nicolas Covatti and Polish Grzegorz Zengota. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/623  
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European U21 Team Speedway at Daugavpils (Latvia)

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In a dry, sunny weather in front of 2.000 home fans cheering for their national team, 4 junior teams provided excellent racing at Daugavpils, in Latvia. The first two teams put up exciting racing on the track for the top podium place till the last heat. The Danish team produced great riding up to the end and deserved the first European U21 team title in their history. Second position for Poland ahead of Latvia.
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European 125 cc Youth Track Racing Cup at Divisov (Czech Republic)

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The town of Divisov, Czech Republic hosted the European 125cc Youth Track Racing Cup, which was held in front of around 200 spectators. The meeting was run with sunny, warm weather. 19 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 winner was Jaroslav Vaniček ahead of Bruno Belan. Šachl Vojtĕch claimed 3th place after a brave attack on the last bend of the final heat when he defeated Sam McGurk (ACU). All the riders on the podium are from Czech Republic.
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European Sidecar Championship Final at Werlte (Germany)

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The 3,500 spectators, who attended the European Sidecar Championship Final at Werlte in North Germany, were treated to an exciting evening of close racing, although the meeting did take a little longer than originally scheduled. Despite extensive track watering during the preceding week, the very hot and humid conditions made it difficult for the organising club to maintain an ideal race surface as the meeting progressed. Following a discussion between the riders and the FIM Europe Jury members, additional track grading and watering sessions were added to the night’s schedule and this enabled the riders to race at speeds approx 120 km/h on the 540 metre oval. With each of the 12 Sidecar teams competing in four qualifying heats – before earning their place in one of two Finals (B and A) – racing was always going to be hard and fast. With the winner and second placed rider from
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Speedway Euro Championship at Daugavpils (Latvia) – Entry list

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Olegs Mihailovs will take part in the third round of Tauron Speedway Euro Championship at Daugavpils, in Latvia - the organizers, in fact, gave him a wild card for competition in his hometown. Olegs Mihailovs is 19 year old rider. This season the Latvian is riding for Lokomotiv Daugavpils in the Polish 1st division. Fans had a chance to see Mihailovs in action in the first U21 World Championships final, held in Daugavpils, too. Also for that competition, the organizers gave him a wild card, and the young rider scored 12 points and finished 4th in the final. The Latvian is also fighting in the European Junior Championships, and he has been promoted to final. The two reserve riders will be Jevgenijs Kostygovs and Artjoms Trofimovs. The third round of Tauron Speedway Euro Championship 2018 round will take place on August 18th at Daugavpils. The live TV broadcast will be
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European U21 Individual Speedway Championship at Rivne (Ukraine)

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The city of Rivne, in Ukraine, hosted the first Semi-Final of U21 European Individual Championship. Over 6000 spectators were present during the meeting. The winner was Igor Kopec-Sobczynski from Poland ahead of Jan Kvech from Czech Republic and Wiktor Lampart from Poland. Next qualifiers were Patrik Wojdylo from Poland in 4th position and Oleg Michajlovs from Latvia. As a reserve, Nick Skorja from Slovenia. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/541  
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European Individual Grass Track Championship at Wittstock (Germany)

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The Semi-Final 1 of the Individual Grasstrack European Championship was held at Wittstock, in Germany, in front of around 1500 spectators. It was a spectacular meeting with lot of overtakes and in really nice, sunny weather. Considering that the meeting was taken over on short notice, the organisation was smooth and well prepared and the event had a duration of 2 h 12 min. The track was well prepared and all the riders had a good chance to qualify for the final round in Tayac (France) – which was possible only for the first 9 riders. In most of the races there was tight fight and the final positions were not defined until the chequered flag. The winner was Josef Franc from Czech Republic ahead of Mathieu Tressarrieu, and Dimitri Berge, both from France. Behind them, the 4th place went to Romano Hummel ahead of Max Dilger, 6th position for
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Individual Speedway Euro Championship at Terenzano (Italy)

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Emil Sayfutdinov won the SEC Challenge, which was held in Terenzano, Italy, in front of around 1.300 spectators, in a sunny day. The Russian rider is one of 5 riders, who got promoted to this year’s Speedway Euro Championship series and this list included also Mikkel Michelsen (Denmark), Jozsef Franc (Czech Republic), Andrey Kudriashov (Russia) and Peter Kildemand (Denmark). The first two series of the meeting were a chain of crashes and exclusions. However, fans gathered at the MC Olimpia Terenzano venue, couldn’t complain about lack of fight on the track. There were some spectacular clashes with Antonio Lindbaeck and Kai Huckenbeck, but none of them was able to reach the promotion. In the end it was the German rider, to end up as 6th, only one spot below the ones securing the spot for the Euro Championship. On the other hand, there were had some really big surprises, such
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Individual Speedway Euro Championship at Gorican (Croatia)

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It was a superb meeting with many riders on equal points fighting for “Last chance” heat. Weather was perfect for an evening race, track was very well maintained and provided excellent racing. The winner Andriy Karpov from Ukraine ended second in the regular part after 20 heats behind his countryman Aleksandr Loktaev, but he managed to be at his best in the semifinal, where Loktaev conquered the second place. Local favourite Jurica Pavlic gave the crowd something to cheer about with his spirited ride, securing the spot, firstly in the last chance heat and then conquering the third place in the semifinal which leads to the ECC. The final will take place at Lonigo, in Italy, on May 5th. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/509  
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