European Pairs Speedway Championship SF2: France wins the title
Photos by Roberto Tomba
It was a thrilling race with a lot of close racing and several passes, especially in the first half of the meeting despite hot and difficult track conditions the one raced in Terenzano.
Pre-meeting favourite France team lived the expectation with their two top guns Bellego and Berge who were always in control for the qualifying spot.
Second and last qualifying place went to hosts Italy thanks to a brilliant display of local hero Michele Paco Castagna. He was one of the most entertaining riders of the meeting and scored 13 points not all form the start. He won also the decider with Finland’s Tero Aarnio for the delight of the partisan crowd.
Last place on the rostrum went to a depleted Finland team which lost the services of skipper Timo Lahti during the 16th heat.