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Final Round of Superstock 600cc Road Racing EC and Junior Cup in Jerez (Spain)

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Last rounds of the FIM European Supersport 600 and Junior Cup was settled in Jerez Spain in good weather with no problems. Both classes have evolved into a good sporting success and there was in both classes many battles for position. In the Superstock class, victory of British Kyle Smith (Honda) in front of Italian Franco Morbidelli (Kawasaki) and Italian Alessandro Nocco (Kawasaki). Thanks to the second position Franco Morbidelli became the new 2013 European Champion. In the European Junior Cup, victory of New Zealand rider Jake Lewis in front of Spanish Augusto Fernandez and British Josh Harland. The winner of the 2013 Euopean Junior Cup is Jake Lewis. Both classes have evolved a lot in the right direction, so it will be interesting to follow developments next year. (FIM Europe Press Release 158/2013)
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Enduro

Second day of the Enduro European Championship in Ourem-Fatima (Portugal)

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Three new Enduro Champions were crowned on the second day of the Enduro European Championship finals in Ourem / Portugal. The track was made even more difficult by the nightly rains, so same passages has to been bypassed again. But the drivers where happy, that the distance of four had been shortened to the laps at least. In the Juniors-E2/E3-class the local hero Diego Ventura won the championship title with a second place behind the Swedish rider Tommy Sjoström. After Ventura already destroyed a radiator on the stage, his team slowed him down and let him drive safely. Not so safely continued the Italian Gianluca Martini: nevertheles, the Beta-Pilot finished the day in second place behind his countryman Mirko Gritti. This was not only the result in the E3-class, which made Martini an European Champion, it was also the result in the “Overall”! Both riders had led the field through
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Enduro

First day of the Enduro European Championship in Ourem-Fatima (Portugal)

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For the first time in this year, a local rider wins the overall-classification at the European Enduro Championship. Luis Oliveira from Portugal won in front of his countryman Diego Ventura and the English rider Tom Sagar. Fourth became Italian rider Gianluca Martini in front of his countryman Maurizio Micheluz, the leading man in the championship. Junior Ventura won also his class and is on the way to the title. Same with Tom Sagar in the E2-class, who made a bigger gap in the championship. Only winner Oliveira is in the class and in the overall-championship behind Micheluz and cannot become champion by himself – only if Micheluz will make a serious mistake. Veteran Werner Müller from Austria won again his class and is able to get his 7th (!) European-Title with only a third place in the next day. In the Juniors-class up to 20 years it could happen that
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Road Racing

The PATA European Junior Cup confirmed also for year 2014

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The PATA European Junior Cup, dedicated to young riders from 14 to 19 riders on Honda CBR 500 R bikes, will be repeated also next year again in 8 round to be held in conjunction with European events of the Superbike World Championship. This year edition had moments of high interest and the next Sunday on the Spanish track of Jerez will be assigned the 2013 title, with three riders Jake Lewis, Robin Anne e Augusto Fernandez divided by only 5 points. FIM Europe President, Vincenzo Mazzi, declared: “It is good news that the PATA European Junior Cup is confirmed also for 2014, after the success of this year. This is the kind of events that help to find and prepare the champions of tomorrow.” (FIM Europe Press Release 155/2013)
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Enduro

Introduction to the last round of Enduro EC in Ourem-Fatima (Portugal)

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The European-Enduro-Championship (EEC) is coming to the final competition: all the titles will be assigned in Ourem-Fatima (Portugal) from the 18th to the 20th of October. Two days the riders will do a classic enduro with 12 tests and 220 km stage each day. On third day they will have final-cross-race. More informations and live-timings can be found on Championship website www.european-enduro-championship.com from the description of the track up to the entry form. (FIM Europe Press Release 154/2013)
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Quadcross

Fatal accident in Quadcross of European Nations in Cingoli (Italy)

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Yesterday, the 13th of October, in the track of Cingoli (Italia) was a fatal accident in which a young British quad rider, Conner Smith, representing Team GB (ACU) in the QuadCross of European Nations, died in the medical center at the track before he could be air-lifted to hospital. All marshals, Red Cross people. doctors worked professionally, and very fast. The event was abandoned after this tragedy which happened in the first race, and therefore there are no results for the QuadCross of European Nations or the SidecarCross of Eurpean Nations. FIM Europe express deepest sympathy to the rider's family and friends and to the ACU.   (FIM Europe Press Release 152/2013)
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Road Racing

Hanika, Ramos and Fores new 2013 Road Racing European Champions in Albacete (Spain)

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The final of the European Road Racing European Championship was held today in the Spanish track of Albacete. The new European Champions for 2013 are Czech Karel Hanika (Moto3), Spanish Roman Ramos (Supersport 600) and Spanish Xavi Fores (Superstock 1000). Angel Poyatos (SPA, Yamaha) is new Junior Champion in Supersport 600, while Guillermo LLano (SPA, Kawasaki) is Junior Champion in the Superstock 1000 class. The podiums are the following: Moto 3: 1) Karel Hanika (CZE, KTM) 2) Bryan Schouten (NED, FTR-Honda) 3) Remy Gardner (AUS, KTM) Supersport 600: 1) Roman Ramos (SPA, Kawasaki) 2) Stefan Kerschbaumer (AUT, Yamaha) 3) Michal Prasek (CZE, Yamaha) Superstock 1000: 1) Xavi Fores (SPA, Ducati) 2) Carmelo Morales (SPA, Kawasaki) 3) Ivan Silva (SPA, BMW) Full results in the below links. For more infos and photos of the event check FIM Europe official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/europeanmotorcycling   (FIM Europe Press Release 151/2013)
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Road Racing

Superstock 600cc Road Racing EC and European Junior Cup in Magny Cours (France)

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The ninth round of the Superstock Road Racing European Championship was held yesterday in the French track of Magny Cours. Italian podium with victory of Alessandro Nocco (Kawasaki), second Franco Morbidelli (Kawasaki) and third Christian Gamarino (Kawasaki). Alessandro Nocco (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki) has won the STK600 race in dominant fashion today at Magny-Cours. The 16 year old Italian, at his third race victory of his rookie season, pulled away in the opening laps to cross the line 6 seconds ahead of his nearest rivals. Christian Gamarino (Team Go Eleven Kawasaki) and Nocco's team mate Franco Morbidelli put up a great show in the final stages of the race, swapping positions several times before the chequered flag. In the end it was the current Championship leader to snatch second place for just 0.005s, an important achievement for Morbidelli who holds now a 10-point advantage in the standings on both
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Road Racing

Qualifying Day results of the 2013 Road Racing EC in Albacete (Spain)

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Today’s qualifying practices of the Road Racing European Championship took place on a rainy day at Albacete (Spain). After the 2 Qualifying Rounds, the pole positions for tomorrow’s race went to: Moto 3: Andrea Migno (ITA, Honda) Superstock: Xavi Fores (SPA, Ducati) Supersport: Roman Ramos (SPA, Kawasaki) (Full results of the Qualifying Practices in the below Press Release link) In the weekend the Albacete track hosted also the first Women’s Road Racing Training Camp, organized by FIM, FIM Europe and RFME, a unique opportunity for women riders to improve their level, to stimulate and prepare them to participate in National, European or future World Championships For more infos and photos of the event check FIM Europe official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/europeanmotorcycling   (FIM Europe Press Release 149/2013)
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