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FIM Europe Mag: the new issue is on line

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The new issue of FIM Europe MAG is online and can be downloaded here. Among the articles, the news on the activity of FIM Europe, from the new FIM Europe Club to the Management Council Meeting in Rome and the Motocross Training Camp in Albaida (Spain), from the initiatives for Road Safety to the successful start of the European Motocross season and the conclusion of the Snowmobile. Furthermore, an interview to Eddie Herd, the FIM Europe Motocross Commission Chairman, and to three "unsuspectable" riders: one of them is the President of the Lithuanian Federation.  
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European Moto2 and Superbike Championhips First Round in Algarve (Portugal) – Day 1

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The new FIM CEV Repsol season began officially this morning with the celebration of the first qualifying sessions. The Algarve International Circuit (Portugal) is hosting the first round of the 2015 season that marks the advent of the Moto3 Junior World Championship, the Moto2 European Championship and the Superbike European Championship. The day proved troublesome for the first riders this morning who encountered a wet track after overnight rain.Riding once again for the Targobank Motorsport team, Xavi Vierge (SPA-Tech3) took pole position in the Moto2 European Championship, with a lap of 1:45.532, comfortably ahead of new rider to the category Luca Marini (ITA-Kalex). Starting in second slot, Marini will be accompanied by teammate Edgar Pons (SPA-Kalex), who completes the first row of the grid. On the second row will be Eric Granados (BRA-Kalex), Alan Techer (FRA-Tech3) and Steven Odeendal (RSA-Kalex). Marcos Ramírez (SPA-Yamaha) stood out in the Superstock 600 category.The
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European Motocross Championship Second Round in Holland – Day 1

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A storm was expected to rain in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, round five of the FIM Motocross World Championship, but it never amounted. In this context, round one of the European Championship EMX300 and the second rounds of the EMX250 and EMX125 also took place today.Yentel Martens, the son of former FIM Motocross World Champion Jacky Martens, won the opening moto in the EMX300.Wilvo Forkrent KTM’s Adam Sterry and KTM Factory Juniors’ Jorge Prado Garcia won the first races in the EMX250 and EMX125 respectively. The track was described as unusual today in Valkenswaard as the typically soft surface shaped up to be considerably harder and choppier than expected. The results are on FIM Europe website: www.fim-europe.eu/site/index.php?eid=25
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European Supermoto Championship 2nd round in Ottobiano (Italy)

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Under cloudy skies and with temperatures around 20 degrees the second round of the Supermoto European Championship burst into life in a similar fashion to how the opening race of the season finished three weeks ago, with Marc Reiner Schmidt setting the pace. The S2 European Championship points leader, Marc Reiner Schmidt wasted no time in picking up where he left off by setting the fastest times in both of the free practice sessions today ahead of the official Timed Practice session, edging out Toni Klem and Mattia Martella in Free Practice 1 and Giovanni Bussei and Martella in Free Practice 2, once again showing that he will be the rider to beat at this second round.And when it came down to business the German TM rider’s time of 1:31.465 was almost two and a half seconds quicker than his nearest rival Yuri Guardala’ with Giovanni Bussei three tenths further
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European Individual Grass Track Championship At the start

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The FIM Europe Individual Grass Track championship will start next Sunday (26th April) with the first of two Semi Finals being staged at Swingfield in the south east of England. This semi-final will be a hotly contested event, with eighteen riders representing  six nations – all of whom will be competing for the nine qualifying places available at the European Final – which will be staged at Staphorst  in the Netherlands on the 18th July.Although the host federation for Sunday’s event (the ACU), has a strong field of five riders, the home favourite must be former European Champion – Andrew Appleton. However the other four ‘Brits’ are not planning for Andrew to have an easy time and he will be put under pressure by Scunthorpe Speedway’s leading rider David Howe. 18 year old James Shanes is one of the England’s fast emerging racers, and this event will be the youngsters
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FIM Europe mourns István Daragó

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It is with great sadness that FIM Europe informs of the passing away of Mr István Daragó. Member of the MAMS Track Racing Commission and Member of the MAMS Board, Mr Daragó’s dedication and involvement in Track Racing in Hungary have been immense.CCP Referee, CCP Member and CCP Bureau Member, his enthusiasm, his passion and devotion reflected in all the various positions he held within the FIM. He will be sorely missed.
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Road Racing Hill Climb European Championship in Landshaag (Austria)

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The first round of the Road Racing Hill Climb European Championship was held in Landshaag (Austria).Since it is not a permanent track, 45 people worked for 2 days and 4,000 bales were set, which is a great value added work for all in Hill Climb Championship. In the 250 GP Toni Rechberger from Austria won in front of French Jean Paul Clement and Belgian Bernard Depierreux. In Supersport class it was Italian Francesco Curinga to snatch victory, while Raimund Soellinger jr and Harald Jungwirth, both from Austria, completed the podium.In Superbike class Christian Wiesinger-Mayr from Austria won the race before Markus Mitterbauer and Italian Stefano Bonetti. In the Supermoto Open Class the Austrian rider Josef Frauenschuh was the winner in front of compatriot Georg Albrecht and Italian Francesco Martinelli.Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/site/index.php?eid=22
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Motocross European NW 65 cc and 85 cc Championship in Lugau (Germany)

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The second round of the Motocross European NW 65 cc and 85 cc Championship was held in Lugau (Germany). In the EMX65 the first race was won by German rider Constantin Piller, while Finnish Kimi Koskinen and Danish Matti Jorgensen completed the podium. In the second race Constantin Piller was able to score another victory, this time in front of Danish Matti Jorgensen and Finnish Kimi Koskinen. In the EMX85 in race1 Dutch Rick Elzinga won in front of Danish Mikkel Haarup and Czech Petr Polak. In the second race Mikkel Haarup managed to win again, this time in front of German Laurenz Falke and Czech Petr Polak.Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/site/index.php?eid=21
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European Junior Cup serves up more Dutch delight

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Round two of the 2015 Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda, took place at the famous Assen circuit in the Netherlands today with Javier Orellana taking his second win of the season in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd. Supporting round four of the World Superbike championship, the EJC protagonists produced another thrilling spectacle with 28 identical Honda CBR650F machines doing battle for 10 laps of the iconic 4.542km circuit.Orellana led home a three-rider breakaway but, once again, by a narrow margin, beating pole sitter Hannes Soomer by 0.2s with Emanuele Pusceddu scoring third as he did in the opening race at Aragon in Spain one week ago.With back-to-back wins, Spaniard Orellana now heads the points standings with a margin of 18 points over Pusceddu with Soomer just one point behind in third.In the FIM Europe Women’s European Championship, last weekend’s winner Avalon Biddle crashed out of the
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European Motocross  Championship First Round in Trentino (Italy) – Day 2

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The first rounds of the 2015 European Championship EMX250 and EMX125 took place at one of the most striking locations on the MXGP calendar this weekend. Shadowed by the stunning Dolomite Mountains and in close vicinity to Lake Garda, the clay based traditional styled circuit in Pietramurata always attracts thousands of hysterical fans from all areas of the world, which provided an amazing atmosphere for the young riders who by racing the EMX championships are dipping their toes in the world of professional motocross.This weekend two young French riders in the form of Bud Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Maxime Desprey and Kemea Yamaha Yamalube’s Maxime Renaux stood top of the box in the EMX250 and EMX125 respectively. EMX125The young guns of the EMX125 had the luxury of being the first race of the day. This meant they had a well-watered track, which on top of clay and rock was going
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