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EMX65 and 85 SE Europe in Haskovo (Bulgaria)

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The fifth round of the EMX65 and EMX85 Motocross European Championship (South Eastern leg) was held yesterday in Haskovo (Bulgaria). Saturday welcomed the riders with sunny and hot weather, hard pack track for the practices and the qualifying race. On Sunday, the weather conditions changed dramatically in the morning - non stop heavy rain during the whole day and low temperatures. The difficult weather conditions and the heavy mud on the track forced the organizers to cancel the second races for both classes EMX65 and EMX85. However the first race of the EMX65 saw a victory of the current leader of the standings for the SE Zone - Tommaso Bertotto from Hungary (KTM), followed by the Moldovian Igor Cuharciuc (KTM) and third finished Dimitar Petrov from Bulgaria with KTM. In class EMX85, the Romanian rider Robert Tompa (Suzuki) continued his sucessful streak in the series by seeing the chequered flag
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Motocross

EMX65 and 85 NE Europe and EMX Open in Kyiv (Ukraine)

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The second round in the North Eastern qualification leg of the EMX 65cc and EMX 85cc and the fifth round of the EMX Open were held today in Kyiv (Ukraine). The track is situated in good position for the spectators, hard pack track. The weather was warm and sunny, 25 degrees. In class 65cc in race 1, first place Timur Petrashin (KTM) from Russia, second place Kraev Maxim (KTM) from Russia, third place Pronenko Svyatoslav (KTM) from Russia. In race 2, first place Kraev Maxim (KTM) from Russia, second place Mykola Moskaluk (KTM) from Ukraine, third place Pronenko Svyatoslav (KTM) from Russia. Overall results Kraev Maxim (KTM) from Russia, second place Timur Petrashin (KTM) from Russia, third place Pronenko Svyatoslav (KTM) from Russia. In class 85 cc in race 1, first place Jakub Teresak (KTM) from Czech Republic, second place Gabriel Chetnicki (KTM) from Poland and third place Sergey Prytov
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Trial

Start of the Trial EC in Tanvald (Czech Republic)

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According to what predicted, Sweden Eddie Karlsson (JTG), Italians Matteo Poli (Ossa) and Luca Cotone (Gas Gas) occupied the podium keeping this order in the top class of the first round of the UEM FIM Europe Trial Championship, held at Tanvald, Czech Republic. Very tough competition due to the terrible weather that even today did not save the riders by the rain, as already happened the day before in the other competition scheduled for this event. In addition to the weather, the “non stop” rule made riders at least perplexed because they normally ride in different way in their own countries. Karlsson won quite clear on the Italian couple, gaining the leadership from the first lap and eventually improving his score in the second part of the competition. Poli beat his country mate Cotone thanks to his good first lap, where his score was just 4 marks more than the
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Road Racing

Semi-Final 1 of the Individual Speedway Junior EC in Pila (Poland)

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The first Semi-Final of the Individual Speedway Junior European Championship was held yesterday in the Polish track of Pila. The event was won by Latvian Andzejs Lebedevs, second position went to Polish rider Piotr Pawlicki and third position to Ukrainian Aleksandr Loktaev. Semi-Final 2 is scheduled on the 8th of June in Malilla (Sweden). (UEM Press Release 53/2013)  
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Trial

Trial Women and Youth EC in Tanvald (Czech Republic)

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British Jack Price (Gas Gas) and Emma Bristow (Sherco) are the first winners in their respectively championship, the Youth's and the Women's in this very wet round held at Tanvald, Czech Republic. More than 60 brave young riders and women coming from 14 different countries spent about 4 hours in the rain to fight on the very slippery rocks that the wonderful well known Tanvald's forest offered. Among the Youth's , Price had his hard time in having the upper hand on German Franz Kadlec (Gas Gas) and British Dan Peace (Beta). The former scored the same points and the same number of cleans (15) of him and was beaten by just one “dab” less. The latter , who scored 1 point more, compromised his very good first lap (9 marks) with a disastrous second one (24) and threw away a possible victory. Also Italian Gabriele Giarba (Beta) was in
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Trial

Introduction to the first Trial EC round in Tanvald (Czech Republic)

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The 2013 UEM FIM Europe Trial European Championship is on the go with a two-days event in Tanvald, North Czech Republic, this week-end. On Saturday it is scheduled the first of three rounds of the Youth Cup and Women Championship. On Sunday the usual four classes of the real European Championship that this year consists of 4 rounds. Nearly 150 riders have already sent their entry-forms for a championship always live nevertheless the world economic crisis. In the woods of this well known Trial venue, on Saturday the very young riders and the best women will fight on 12 sections to do twice. Still two loops the day after, but 15 hazards to be faced by the most blazoned pilots. Particular care in drawing the sections has been dedicated by the organizers, taking count of the new “non stop” rules. Indeed as already applied in the FIM world championship, also
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Road Racing

Semi-Final 1 of the Grass Track Individual in Artigues de Lussac (France)

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The first Semi-Final of the Grass track Individual European Championship was held in the French track of Artigues de Lussac. The event was won by French rider Stéphane Tresarrieu, second position German Richard Speiser and Czech Josef Franc. The next Semi-Final is scheduled on the 7th of July in Noordwolde (The Netherlands). (UEM Press Release 50/2013)    
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Drag Racing

First round of the Dragbike European Cup Super Street Bike in Santa Pod (UK)

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The first round in the Dragbike European Cup Super Street Bike was held from the 24th to the 27th of May in Santa Pod (UK) in front of 18000 spectators. The weather was rainy on Friday and sunny the rest of the days. The new track was well prepared by the organisers. This second year of the Super Street Bike Class in FIM Europe shows even better results than 2012 already. Winner of the race was Dave Holland number 4 in 2012, ACU England. Runner up is last years Champion Graham Balchin. 2 European Records were also set by last years number 4. Dave Holland ET record set at 7.1991 sec. and speed record set at 331,53 kmh. The next round will take place from the 9th to the 11th of August in Hockenheim (Germany). (UEM Press Release 49/2013)  
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Supermoto

Second round of the Supermoto EC in Variano (Italy)

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The second round of 2013 SuperMoto European Championship ES2 has been held this weekend in Vairano di Vidigulfo. The first heat was characterized from an enthusiastic battle between the British rider Malachi Mitchell Thomas (TM) and the Dutch Devon Vermuelen (KTM), Mitchell arrived first under the checkered flag overtaking Vermulen at the second last lap after exchanging their position many times during the race. Third position was obtained by the Finnish rider Asseri Kingelin (Honda). In the second heat the British rider Malachi Mitchell Thomas (TM), after taking the hole shot, has compromised the victory of the race during the first lap with a crash in the off road section which forced him to restart from position 13. The heat was won by the Dutch Devon Vermuelen (KTM) in front of the French rider Frederic Guerin (Suzuki) and the Finnish rider Asseri Kingelin (Honda). Thanks to these results, the GP
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Quadcross

Start of the MAXXIS EMX Quad EC in Schwedt (Germany)

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The first round of the MAXXIS Quadcross European Championship was held this weekend in Schwedt (Germany). On Saturday was heavy rain therefore qualifying practice was on Sunday morning instead of warm up. On Sunday weather conditions were good. The first race was won Jeremie WARNIA from France ,second was Mike Van GRINSVEN from the Netherlands and third was Olli KOSKELA from Finland. Second race won Jeremie WARNIA from France ,second was Mike van GRINSVEN from the Netherlands and third was Edgars MENGELIS from Latvia. After two races first is Jeremie WARNIA from France with 50 points, second Mike van GRINSVEN from the Netherlands with 44 points and third is Olli KOSKELA from Finland with 38 points. The next round is scheduled on the 16th of June in Varsseveld (The Netherlands). (UEM Press Release 47/2013)      
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