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Enduro

Introduction to the 3rd round of the Enduro EC in Czech Republic

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The European Enduro Championship is going to the next round: on the 24th and 25th of August starts the third heat of the championship in Uhlirske Janovice (Czech Republic). Daily three laps with three special-tests are waiting for the riders in the hills and forest only 60 km southeast from Prague. More than 180 competitors from 17 (!) different countries already registered. In the championship the Italian Maurizio Micheluz is leading in front of the English Tom Sagar. More informations can be found on the official Championship website www.european-enduro-championship.com including the instructions on how to get to the facility, plus results and standings.   (FIM Europe Press Release 128/2013)
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Trial

Last round of Trial EC in Boras (Sweden)

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Swedish Eddie Karlsson (Jtg), British Iwan Roberts (Gas Gas) and Dutch John Van Veelen (Ossa) , the other European champions, after the last round of the UEM FIM Europe Trials Championship, disputed in Boras, Swedish town, well known for the textile industry. Karlsson clinched the title , but Italian Luca Cotone (Gas Gas) beat him on his home terrain: at last Cotone succeed in staying ahead of the champion. After loosing the battle for a while either in Italy or in Norway, he got his revenge, beating the rival by just a couple of cleans. This time Karlsson built his success – that was the final crown – starting very concentrate. He was leading at the turning point with 7 points. Cotone, scoring 12, was just behind. Quite distant the others. Norwegian Ib Andersen (Beta) in third, lost 19 marks, one more for fresh Youth champion, German Franz Kramer (Gas
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Drag Racing

Dragbike European Cup Super Street Bike in Kundamaras (Hungary)

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The third round of the Dragbike European Super Street Bike (SSB) Cup was held this weekend in Kundamara (Hungary). The race was well organized by the S-Riders Kft. Hungary. The Winner of the Race was Danish Mogens Lund and runner up was British Garry Bowe. Last and 4th round of the SSB Cup is going to take place at Santa Pod Race Way in England, the 8th of September.   (FIM Europe Press Release 126/2013)
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Motocross

EMX125 and Honda EMX150 European Championship in Bastogne (Belgium)

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With temperatures quite a bit colder than yesterday and a sky withholding thick cloud cover, the sixth round the EMX125 European Championship and the second round of Honda EMX150 European Championship kicked off today at the grass roots style circuit of Bastogne, Belgium. In the EMX125 class, Wilvo Nestaan JM Racing KTM’s Pauls Jonass was back to his dominating ways. The speedy Latvian led Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Brian Hsu and Frenchman Nicolas Dercourt across the finish to take his fifth EMX125 round victory of the year. The Latvian star took the early lead and went on to lead every lap for his fifth ‘Final’ race victory of the season. Only three seconds back from Jonass was the young German, Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Brian Hsu. Hsu put in his best ride of the season to edge out the previous round winner Nicolas Dercourt for second. Pauls Jonass holds onto
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Trial

Last round of the 2013 Women and Youth Trial EC in Boras (Sweden)

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German Franz Kadlec, Gas Gas, and British Emma Bristow, Sherco, are the two 2013 champions in respectively Youth and Women class in the UEM FIM Europe Trial Championship. This last round was held at Boras, Sweden. A two day-event where as tradition on Saturday all the stage was for the very young riders and for the women. One of the reasons for interest was to watch the duel among the two riders who shared the provisional standings before this race: Kadlec and British Jack Price, Gas Gas. And they did not disappoint the public, finishing in the first two final positions, but what was curious and - knowing that on grab there was the European title, too - let's say clamorous , is the fact that both made the same score, the same number of cleans, of dabs, etc. To determine the winner it was necessary to take count of
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FIM Europe News

Preparations for the 2014 FIM Europe Congress in Krakow (Poland)

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On the 10th and 11th August, the FIM Europe Secretary General, Mr Alessandro Sambuco visited Warsaw and Krakow in order to start the organization of the 2014 FIM Europe Congress. Together with the PZM President, Mr Andrzej Witkowski, and with the PZM Vice-President and FIM Europe Treasurer, Mr Michal Sikora, it has been prepared the planning of the next important FIM Europe event, represented by its Congress, which will lead to the election of the new President and of all elective posts for the next four years. The Congress will take place in the beautiful city of Krakow, from the 3rd to the 6th of July 2014. The meetings as well as the General Assembly will be held at the Sheraton Krakow Hotel and, moreover, it has been foreseen also another possibility of accommodation at the Hotel Kossak, distant only 200mt. from the Sheraton. Both hotels are near the historical
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Trial

Presentation of the last round of Trial EC in Sweden

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The European Trial circus is moving 300 km south from Oslo to Boras in Sweden, town famous for textile industry, not far from Goteborg for the last round of all its championships and cups. It will be again a whole week-end dense of trial. On Saturday in the two laps with 12 sections each the competition consist of, it will be up for grabs the Youth and the Women trophies. If between the women, British Emma Bristow, Sherco, with the help of her two previous convincing success, would clinch the title with the minimum effort, completely different is the situation in the Youth class, where two riders are sharing the top place in the overall standings: German Franz Kadlec and British Jack Price, both riding Gas Gas. Having each won one event and finished second in the other, we expect a great fight in this ultimate round. But with all
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Trial

Trial EC in Hvervenbutka (Norway)

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Sweden Eddie Karlsson (JTG) after a hard-fought duel with Luca Cotone (Gas Gas), topped the podium, collecting his third win in a row in these series at the UEM FIM Europe Trial Championship, held at Hvervenbukta, south of Oslo, Norway. Norwegian Ivar Norum (Beta) triumphed in the Junior and Dutch John Van Veelen (Ossa) was the best between the Over 40's. Being the odds-on favorite made Karlsson suffering for too much pressure. He fived soon a couple of sections in the first part of the lap, yielding the leadership to Cotone, almost unwilling to believe to have the chance to beat him on his land. One mistake at section 13 done by the Italian one, let the game still open at the turning point: 9 marks on the Cotone's card against the 11 of Karlsson, temporary tied with Norwegian Vegard Ib Andersen (Beta). Carried with 3 points more Spanish Pere
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Road Racing

80cc Youth Speedway EC in Elgane (Norway)

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The FIM Europe 80cc Youth Speedway European Championship was held this weekend in Elgane (Norway). After the two Semi-Finals, which saw the victory of Danish Patrick Hansen (followed by Danish Mad Hansen and Norwegian Lasse Fredriksen) in the first and Danish Fredrik Jakobsen )followed by Danish Jonas Jeppsen and Danish Jason Jorgensen) in the second, was held the final round that saw again the dominance of Danish riders with the victory of Jason Jorgensen, followed by Fredrik Jakobsen and Sam Jensen.   (FIM Europe Press Release 120/2013)  
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Quadcross

Fifth round of the MAXXIS EMX Quad EC in Kegums (Latvia)

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On the beautiful track Zelat Zirgs in Kegums (Latvia) was held fifth round of European Quad Motocross Championship. After heavy rain over the night the conditions on the track were very hard. In first heat won Dutch rider No.11 Mike VAN GRINSVEN in front of Championship leader Jeremie WARNIA No. 62, who crashed on the start race and started to ride on last place. Over the end of the race he managed to the second place, third finished rider No.92 Olli KOSKELA from Finland. In second heat Jeremie WARNIA lead from the start to the end of the race, second finished No.11 Mike VAN GRINSVEN and third again No.92 Olli KOSKELA from Finland. The provisional rankings with two rounds to go see the strong leadership of Warnia with 242 points in front of Koskela with 167 points. Next round is scheduled to take place in Dardon Gueugnon (FRA) on the
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