Santa Pod Racers Club along with Santa Pod managed, as usual, to organize a European Championship final in a brilliant way. Despite the bad weather conditions, the race could be done, ahead around 25-30.000 spectators.
First ever winner in Junior Dragbike FIM European Cup was a girl racing for England but living in the Netherlands: Maggie Talbot (photo1).
Maurice Bertrand (photo3) become the first French winner in Pro Stock Bike.
The event was attended by FIM Europe 1st Deputy President Martin de Graaff. «The Drag Racing Final in Santa Pod was well organised and it was a very successful event, with a lot of spectators in both days. The track had been improved, so the times were faster than ever. In spite of the rain of Saturday morning, thanks to an efficient track maintenance the complete program was accomplished and the event finished at 7.30 in the evening», stated Martin de Graaff, who handed the prizes to the first three riders of the European Championship in all the classes.
Junior Dragbike: Liam Holgate, England
Super Street Bike: Mogens Lund, Denmark
Super Twin Top Fuel Bike: Marcus Christiansen, Denmark
Pro Stock Bike: Martin Newbury, England
Top Fuel Bike: Steve Woolatt, England
Junior Dragbike, FIM European Cup
1. Meggie Talbot, England
2. Liam Holgate, England
3. Blade Dummer, England
Super Street Bike
1.Rick Stubbins, England
2.Mogens Lund, Denmark
3.Steve Venablees, England
Pro Stock Bike
1. Maurice Bertrand, France
2. Alex Hope, England
3. Martin Newbury, England
Super Twin Top Fuel
1. Marcus Christiansen, Denmark (photo2)
2. Martin De Haas, Netherland
3. Ronny Aasen, Norway
Top Fuel Bike
1.Filippos Papafilipou, Greece (photo4)
2.Eric Richard, France
3.Stuart Crane, England