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Third round of EMX250 European Championship in Uddevalla (Sweden)

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Third round of the EMX250 European Championship was held this weekend in Uddevalla (Sweden). After a week of dark clouds and rain, the skies cleared up to host the EMX250 Championship where Valentin Guillod kept up his momentum taking his third consecutive overall win to remain so far unbeaten in 2013. Damon Graulus was second and Jeremy Seewer was third. The EMX250 Final kicked off with Standing Construct KTM’s Damon Graulus firing out of the gate to take the holeshot and the early lead. Following closely behind was Stabilo Progrip MX Team’s Brian Bogers who was chased hard by the current championship point’s leader Guillod Motorsport’s Valentin Guillod. After sitting calmly in third, around half way the Swiss Guillod set the fastest lap time and began plotting his attack. While Brian Bogers put up a good fight, a crash would hand the second place to the flying Swiss Valentine Guillod
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Road Racing

Final of European Pairs Speedway EC in Herxheim

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The Final of the European Pairs Speedway Championship was held yesterday in the German track of Waldstadion Herxheim near Karlsruhe. The winners were the home riders (Smolinski, Wölbert and Dilger) in front of the Polish team (Ulamek, Kosciuch and Puskakowski) and third the Ukrainian team (Karpov, Loktaev and Melnychuk). (FIM Europe Press Release 82/2013)  
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Supermoto

4th Round of Supermoto EC in Kuressaare (Estonia)

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Estonian Kuressaare’s Airport was the host of the fourth event in the 2013 European Supermoto ES2 + Young Trophy Championship. Sunday morning started with an upset for French rider Frederic Guerin who fell down during Warm-Up and damaged his right shoulder, not being able to defend his hard fought pole-position on Saturday’s Time Practice in any of the Sunday’s races. Italian Edgardo Borella (Yamaha) managed to take the hole-shot and lead the first laps of the first race with Championship Leader Dutch Devon Vermeulen (KTM) close on his tracks. A compact group of six riders were escaping in front, great racing being cheered by the thousands of spectators who were present. Not too long and overtaking started: First, Vermeulen (KTM) moved at the lead of the race after a great pass on Borella (Yamaha) on the waved off-road section. Then, Finnish rider Sami Salstola (TM) moved in front of Italian
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FIM Europe News

Report from the FIM Europe Congress in Vilnius

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The 18th UEM-FIM Europe Congress started on Thursday the 27th of June in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. The event saw the participation of more than 250 delegates representing a total of 38 national Federations. The event was perfectly organized by the local Federation (LMSF) at the Hotel Le Meridien, located 15 km from Vilnius city center and immersed in a splendid green scenery. The FIM Europe Congress boasted among its guests the FIM President, Mr Vito Ippolito, and two FIM Vice-Presidents, Mr Jorge Viegas and Mr Nasser Khalifa. On Friday, several meetings were held by the Sporting and Non-Sporting Commissions, while Saturday hosted the Management Council meeting in the morning and in the afternoon the general Assembly. After the welcome by the President of the Lithuanian Federation and the message by the President, the General Assembly approved the balance sheet and budget and elected by acclamation a new vice-President:
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FIM Europe News

18th FIM Europe Congress in Vilnius (Lithuania)

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The 18th UEM/FIM Europe Congress will start Thursday the 27th of June in Vilnius (Lithuania) at the prestigious Hotel Le Meridien with the meetings of the Sporting and Non-Sporting Councils. Friday will include all the meetings of the Management Council and of all the Commissions and Panels. On Saturday, the General Assembly will meet with the expected participation of 38 FMNs. The Assembly will be asked to elect a new Vice-President in substitution of Jorgen Bitsch, who was elected FIM Vice President last November. On Sunday is scheduled the Road Safety Conference, which will see the participation of the Lithuanian Minister of Transportation and of the hosting Federation together with various presenters among those Alexander Berg from Dekra. On Sunday morning will then be held the meeting of General Secretary, where will be presented the APP for Touring by FIM Europe and it will be introduced by Sadhana Singh Avenali,
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Motocross

A new European 300cc 2 stroke Championship to be launched in 2014

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After a meeting between manufacturers and FIM, Youthstream and FIM Europe are glad to announce to start from next year of a new European 300 2 stroke Championship, that is likely to have a great success and it will be the base for a future World Championship. The market demand of the 2 stroke for Motocross is increasing rapidly. Youthstream plans to hold between 6 to 7 races together with the MXGP (like it is already done for the 125 and 250). Suggested capacity for the technical rules is going to be from 200cc to 300cc 2 stroke. Youthstream and FIM Europe believe a large number of riders is going participate to this Championship, in particular because of the fact that the MX3 World Championship will be stopped and for sure there will be many riders wanting to enter. (UEM Press Release 78/2013)
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Road Racing

Semi-Final of Team Speedway Junior EC in Divišov (Czech Republic)

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The Semi-Final of the Team Speedway Under 21 European Championship was held yesterday in Divišov (Czech Republic). The Czech Republic team got the first position with the following riders Eduard KRČMÁŘ, Zdeněk HOLUB, Roman ČEJKA, Michal ŠKURLA, Václav MILÍK. Second position went to the Swedish team and third to the German team. The final of the European Championship will be held on the 6th of July in Opole (Poland). (UEM Press Release 77/2013)  
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Quadcross

Third round of the MAXXIS EMX Quad EC in Genk (Belgium)

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The third round of the MAXXIS Quadcross European Championship was held this weekend in Genk (Horensbergdam) Belgium. The first heat was won by French Jeremie Warnia (DWT), followed by Dutch Joe Massen (Suzuki) and Mike van Grinsven (W-TEC), also from The Netherlands. In a very exciting second race, the Dutch Mike van Grindsven (W-TEC)was the best, in front of the two French riders Matthieu Ternunck (Yamaha) and Jeremie Warnia (DWT). Overall classification leader after six races is Jeremie Warnia with 145 points, second Mike van Grindsven with 116 points and third is Olli Koskela from Finland with 89 points. The next round is scheduled in August (3rd-4th) in Kivioli (Estland). (UEM Press Release 76/2013)  
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Road Racing

Semi-Final 3 Individual Speedway EC in Mureck (Austria)

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The Semi-Final 3 of the Individual Speedway European Championship was held yesterday in Mureck (Austria). First position went to Latvian rider Kjastas Poudzuks, second position to Danish Kenni Larsen and third position to Russian Grigoriy Laguta. The next round of the Individual Speedway European Championship will be held in Zarnikova (Slovakia). (UEM Press Release 75/2013)  
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Motocross

EMX65 and 85 NE Europe in Cieszyn (Poland)

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Cieszyn Poland was today the Organizer of the third round in the European Championship EMX 85cc and EMX 65cc. N.E. Group. Due to a very hot and sunny Saturday, the qualifying heats were not run, but postponed to Sunday morning, in the warm up session. In the 85cc Class the rider Pavel Repcak (KTM) was fastest and he got the pole position, in the two races in the afternoon. In the 65cc class the rider Timur Petrashin (KTM) was fastest and got the pole position in the two races in the afternoon The results of the first race in the 85cc class see the fastest rider in Pavel Repcak (KTM) followed by Dominik Olszowy, and on the third place came Damian Kojs (KTM). In the second race number one was Pawel Repcak (KTM) number two Dominik Olszowy (KTM) and number three Arnas Milevicius (KTM). In the first race in the
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