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Awarding of the Motocross European Champions in Teutschenthal (Germany)

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Saturday, September the 28th was held in Teutschenthal (GER), at the Motocross of Nations 2013, the awarding of the Motocross European Champions. The Youthstream Awards, before handing over the prizes for the World Championship, hosted the awarding of the young European Champions, handed by the Youthstream President, Mr Giuseppe Luongo, together with FIM Europe 1st Deputy President, Mr Wolfgang Glas, and the Chairman of the FIME MX Commission, Mr Eddie Herd. Prizes were awarded to five riders, although not all were present on the stage to receive: • Raivo Dankers - EMX65cc European Champion • Conrad Mewse - EMX85cc European Champion • Pauls Jonass- EMX125cc European Champion • Valentin Guillod - EMX250cc European Champion • Filippo Grigoletto - EMX 150 Honda The evening, full of suggestive videos, including videos dedicated to each of the European Champions, gave an unforgettable moment that hardly will be forgotten by the young European riders.
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Road Racing

Last final of Individual Speedway EC in Rzeszow (Poland)

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The Individual Speedway European Championship (SEC) – Final 4 was held in Rzeszow (Poland) on the 29th of September 2013. The event was won by Slovakian rider Martin Vaculik, followed by Russian Grigorij Laguta and Danish Hans Andersen. Thanks to yesterday’s victory, Martin Vaculik managed to win the Individual Speedway EC and become the new European Champion with 47 points followed by Nicki Pedersen with 44 points and Grigorij Laguta with 42 points. (FIM Europe Press Release 147/2013)
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Bajas

Last round of Bajas European Championship in Idanha a Nova (Portugal)

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Participants of Baja European Championship were welcomed with a demanding race center, starting area and track by the organisers in Idanha a Nova (Portugal). In the European Championship were only 3 motorbike and 5 quad and 4 UTV drivers. By the way on the race were almost 34 bikes, 23 quads, 22 UTV and 32 cars. Thanks to rain on Friday and sleeking on the whole length the track was in perfect condition. The winners of FIM Europe BAJA CHAMPIONSHIP: • Bike: Bianchi Prata Pedro (POR) • Quad: Laskawiec Lukasz (POL) • UTV: Scandola Graziano (ITA)   (FIM Europe Press Release 146/2013)
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Supermoto

Last Round of Supermoto EC in Rivesaltes (France)

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Sunny Rivesaltes welcomed the riders of the European SuperMoto Championship on the circuit “Le Grand Roussillon” for the final round of the series this year. On the Saturday, all practices and races went on very well. No accident. On Sunday the racing conditions were excellent : sunny and hot weather, cut throat competition. At the end of the first race, there was a gap of 3 points between rider Devon VERMEULEN Devon and Edgardo BORELLA. So there was a real suspence for the title at the second race. In second race Edgardo Borella took the lead until the end followed by Riders Eddy Petard and Frederic Guerin who fight strongly. That’s why Devon Vermeulen could not overtake them in order to fight for the title. Therefore Edgardo Borella is the European Champion.   (FIM Europe Press Release 145/2013)
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Road Racing

More than 100 registered riders to the RR European Championship

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102 riders, representing 23 countries also from outside Europe, are now registered to the final of the Road Racing European Championship scheduled on the 4th, 5th and 6th of October in the Spanish track of Albacete. In the Moto 3 class, 4 riders are registered as reserves. It is possible that more riders could be added to the attached entry lists, considering that not all related national championships are finished yet and that wild cards should also be released at the incontestable discretion of RFME, Dorna and FIM Europe. FIM Europe President declared to be pleased for the number of registration requests arrived to the organisers, “this demonstrates furthermore the interest among riders of this championship, despite the many financial difficulties, which limit long travel and are a relevant hurdle for the participation of many young riders from Eastern Europe.” Here follows the updated (up to 20/09/2013) lists of the
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Quadcross

Last round of the MAXXIS EMX Quad EC in Rudersberg (Germany)

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The seventh, and final round in the Maxis European Quad Motocross Championship, was this weekend held on the track in Rudersberg (Germany). On a very wet track the Saturday’s training and qualifying, was done the Riders have difficult conditions to ride this. The pole position for the races on Sunday went to the already 2013 Champion Jérémie Warnia. In the first race Sunday, was the fastest rider Joe Maessen (Yamaha) followed by Manfred Zienecker (KTM), and on the third place came Olli Koskela. The second race started in heavy rain and after 20 minutes the race was canceled, Joe Maessen (Yamaha) was the first who passed the line and number two, Marc de Vries (VLS) and on the third place Oliver Vandendeijk (KTM). Number one on the day Joe Maessen (Yamaha) number two Mike Van Grinsven (V TEC) and number three Oliver Vandendeijk (KTM).   (FIM Europe Press Release 143/2013)
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Supermoto

6th Round of Supermoto EC in Triscina (Italy)

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Sunny Triscina in Sicily welcomed the riders of the European SuperMoto Championship on the circuit Kartodrome Castelvetrano for the sixth round of the series this year. Having no big difference in the points of the top five riders the question for the weekend was who will be the new leader? So the first race saw the two KTMs of Devon Vermeulen (NED) and Toni Klem (FIN) finishing first and second with a minimal gap of 0.4 sec. Edgardo Borella (Yamaha) from Italy finished third. Malachi Mithchel Thomas (GBR, TM) made a mistake in the beginning of the race but that gave a chance to Aseri Kingelin (FIN, Honda) to show his skills and finish at the fourth place, four seconds after Borella. The second race was the race of Aseri Kingelin who managed to avoid any mistakes and finish first, followed by Edgardo Borella and Tomi Klem on the third
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Drag Racing

Dragbike European Cup Super Street Bike in Santa Pod (Great Britain)

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The last round of the Dragbike European Super Street Bike (SSB) Cup was held this weekend in Santa Pod (Great Britain). We salute 18 year old Elvira Karlsson for being the first Pro Stock Bike racer outside North America for her less than 7 second run with her 6,998. This year’s championship as usual had the finals at Santa Pod Raceway in England. Unusual was that none of the classes had a champion before the race so the championship was still open and there was a battle for the points. 2013 European Champions were: • Super Street Bike: Garry Bowe (UK, Suzuki) • Pro Stock Bike: Fredrik Fredlund (FIN, Suzuki) for the second year in a row. • Super Twin Bike: Ronny Aasen (NOR, Zodiac) • Top Fuel Bike: Ian King (UK, Puma) for the second year in a row.   (FIM Europe Press Release 141/2013)
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Quadcross

Sixth round of the MAXXIS EMX Quad EC in Dardon Gueugnon (France)

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The sixth round of the MAXXIS EMX Quadcross European Championship was held this weekend in Dardon Gueugnon (France). The dominance of French Jeremie Warnia for the whole championship was confirmed also in this round, with the French rider winning both heats. Thanks to these victories he became 2013 European Champion with one round in advance. In the first heat second position went to French Florent Ramel and third to French Yoann Gillouin. In the second heat second position went to Yoann Gillouin and third position to Dutch rider Mike Van Grinsven. Final round is scheduled to take place next week in Rudersberg (Germany).   (FIM Europe Press Release 140/2013)
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Motocross

Final round for EMX125 and EMX250 EC in Lierop (The Netherlands)

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The final rounds of the European EMX125 and EMX250 championships took place today at the demanding circuit of Lierop, The Netherlands. Despite the treacherous conditions due to a substantial amount of overnight and early morning rain, the races were very spectacular. EMX125 class was left wide open this weekend when the 2013 champion Wilvo Nestaan JM Racing KTM’s Pauls Jonass opted to make his debut in the EMX250 instead. It’s no secret the Dutch riders love the sand and it was even more evident when both Dutch riders Red Bull KTM Racing’s Davy Pootjes and Kemea Reytec V/d Laar Racing Team’s Frederik Van der Vlist led the way around turn one. As the battle between Pootjes and Van der Vlist began to heat up, Van der Vlist took the lead but crashed half a lap later allowing Pootjes to ride away with a fifteen second advantage. After a quick remount
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