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Fourth round of Trial EC in Tanvald

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Still Italian riders at the top at Tanvald in Czech Republic in the fourth round of the UEM Trial Championship. A sunny day with hot temperature let the riders collect many cleans and dispute the competition as “walking on thin ice”, well knowing that any minimum mistake would have been unrecoverable. In the Top class, Matteo Grattarola (Gas Gas) gathered his four win in a row and stretched in the overall standing. He started soon on the right foot. In the first lap he only failed the very difficult section 11, delivering his card with only 5 points! Behind him, tied Martin Kroustek (Beta) and Matteo Poli (Beta), both carrying 11 marks. Still the best score for him in the second part, even if a bit worse (8 points), let him top the podium again. Kroustek kept the second position ahead of Poli, both quite distant from the winner. In
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Motocross

Motocross Meeting in Matterley Basin

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A great event was organised by ACU in collaboration with Youthstream from the 16th to the 19th of August with the finals of the EMX 65 cc. and EMX 85 cc. classes after the regional qualification rounds and with the sixth round of the 125cc Motocross European Championship and the fifth round of the EMX 250 cc class. The meeting was organised at a top level and was characterised by good weather at the main days with many spectators the motocross world saw the world biggest MX event ever held! Over 5 days Motocross in 10 classes (MX1, MX2, MX3, WMX, VMX, Amateurs and the European: EMX65, EMX85, EMX125, EMX250). Nearly 400 riders were present! In the EMX 65 cc. and in the EMX 85 cc. classes the new 2012 European Champions were awarded, respectively the Swiss Xylian Ramella (KTM) and the Dutch Davy Pootjes (KTM) In the 125cc. class,
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Trial

Preview of the 4th round of Trial EC IN Tanvald

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The UEM Trial Championship has just passed its turning point and proposes at the UEM Trial Circus a very well known and appreciated venue: the closed circuit of Tanvald, North of Czech Republic, close to the border of Poland. That is very convenient for the riders that have just competed near Krakow in the last week-end. In the last two years Tanvald was chosen as final round of the championship and the slippery rocks situated in the thick wood have decreed the winners in the various classes. This time the round held was only the number 4th in the series, but still on Saturday it has been scheduled the second round of the Youth and Women Championship. Two intense days of sport with the best of the very young riders coming all over our continent. The first Youth round was organized on Easter in Italy and the winner was Spanish
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Drag Racing

Fourth round of Dragbike EC in Hockenheim

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The fourth round of the Dragbike European Championship was held from the 10th to the 12th of August in Hockenheim (Germany). In the Super Street Bike class (UEM-Cup), after the three qualifications passes Sotiris Tsakiris (GR) was number one with an 8,386 pass. Graham Balchin had the fastest top speed of 297,08 km/h. Winner was Richard Stubbins (UK), runner up Sotris Tsakiris (GR) who become the first Greek in a UEM-final. Graham Balchin (UK) is the leader of the championship In the Pro Stock Bike class, after the three qualification passes Fredrik Fredlund (FIN) was number one with an 7,269 pass. He also had a top speed of 301.24 km/h. Winner was Fredrik Fredlund (FIN), runner up Gert-Jan Laseur (NL). Fredrik Fredlund (FIN) is the leader of the championship In the Super Twin Top Fuel Bike class, after the three qualifications passes Samu Kemppaien (FIN) was number one with a
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Motocross

Hill Climbing of European Nations in Arette

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The first edition of the Hill Climbing Cup of European Nations was held yesterday in Arette (France) on the 12th of August in front of an huge crowd of 70.000 people with very good weather. The event registered the participation of 7 national teams and the presence of local television and it offered an exciting show with great performances by the best European specialists of this discipline. The victory went to the French team followed by Estonia and the Netherlands. (UEM Press Release 115/2012)
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Road Racing

Semi-finals and final of 80 cc. Youth Speedway Cup

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The Semi-Final 1 and Semi-Final 2 of the Youth Speedway Racing European Cup 80cc were held yesterday in Czestochowa Poland). In the first Semi-Final Victory went to Danish rider Sam Jensen, followed by two other Danish riders Frederik Jakobsen and Mads Hansen. In the second Semi-Final again the first three riders from Denmark: Sebastian Mortensen, Jonas Jensen and Andreas Lyager. The final was won by Danish Frederik Jakobsen, second position to Danish Andreas Lyager and third position to Danish Jason Jorgensen. (UEM Press Release 110/2012)
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Cross Country

Last round of UEM Cross Country Cup in Kielce

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The last round of the UEM Cross Country Cup was held in the Slovakian track of Kielce. The winners of this round in the different classes were: EC Junior: 1st round Pawel Szymkowski (POL, Husaberg); 2nd round Maciej Giemza (POL, KTM) EC Senior: 1st round Jaroslav Strbek (SVK, Suzuki); 2nd round Lukasz Kedzierski (POL, Yamaha) EC Veteran: 1st round Marcin Tynowski (POL,KTM); 2nd round Ryszard Augustyn (POL, ) EC Quad: 1st round Damian Rajczyk (POL, Yamaha); 2nd round Slawomir Sobiesak (POL, KTM) The new Champions are: Junior: Pawel Szymkowski (POL, Husaberg) Senior: Jaroslav Strbek (SVK, Suzuki) Veteran: Marcin Tynowski (POL,KTM) Quad: Dawid Kalinowski (POL, KTM) (UEM Press Release 112/2012)
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Quadcross

Final round of the MAXXIS EMX Quad EC in Kegums

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The sixth round of the MAXXIS EMX Quad European Championship was run this weekend in Kegums (Latvia). The 2012 European Champion title was already assigned in La Capelle Marival to Jeremie Warnia In race 1, best start for Estonian rider Halliko Andro. After 3 laps the new European Champion Jeremy Warnia took the leader position and finished first in front of the 18 years old Dutch rider Mike van Grinsven and ACU rider Paul Holmes. In race 2, best start for Warnia in front of van Grinsven. They finished on this position in front of Holmes who fought the whole race with Latvian rider Edgars Mengelis for the 3rd place. The medals for the Championship was given by UEM Vice-President, Mrs. Nina Birjukova, to:  1st Jeremy Warnia (FRA) 2nd Paul Holmes (GBR) 3rd Mike van Grinsven (NED) (UEM Press Release 111/2012)
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Trial

Third round of Trial EC in Krzezowice

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The third round of the Trial European Championship was held this weekend in Krzeszowice (Poland). On the muddy sections due to a lot of rain dropped the day before and for almost fifty percent of the competition, the riders belonging to Italian team showed more and more to be prepared on this kind of terrain. At least to have had bad weather on many Italian rounds in their national championship improved their experience in this case. Matteo Grattarola (Gas Gas) won the “queen” class dominating from the beginning. Even an exaggerate five at the last section of the first lap, given to him by a very strict observer just for having entered the section by foot, did not annoyed him. He kept his cool and in the second lap, he even increased his lead , to get his third win in a row. In second place, Italian Matteo Poli (Ossa)
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Trial

Introduction to the 3rd round of the UEM Trials Championship

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The UEM Trials Championship is entering its hot phase: in less than one month here are the four rounds left. Next Sunday it is the turn of Poland to host the number three in the series. The venue is Krzeszowice, small town not far from Krakow, already visited by European circus in 2010. After the decision taken by the Trial Commission to lower the age limit from 18 to 16 years for participating in the International Class, and in case of closed circuit, to let the young riders riding even motorbikes over 125cc, here is the right place for testing this new rule. Indeed, at the top of the hill outside the town, around a soccer field, there is a large area dedicated to the sections of this event, completely off-road. It also looks very easy for the spectators to follow the whole competition by foot. In the Top class,
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