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Yamaha R7 European Superfinale: Valentin Folger becomes the 2023 winner

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Yamaha R7 European Superfinale: Valentin Folger becomes the 2023 winner The second ever R7 SuperFinale saw two thrilling races at Motorland Aragon, Spain, for the 27 riders participating from all over the globe. The first race of the day had plenty of tense battles throughout the field, but pole-sitter Eric Molina was quick to stamp his authority during his second year at the SuperFinale. The Spaniard pulled a gap early on that proved insurmountable for his rivals after he extended the lead to 6.5 seconds. However, the chasing pack squabbled amongst themselves for the remainder of the unpredictable race. Folger kept it smooth and consistent to push his way into podium contention, and this strategy paid off for the German when he took second place at the chequered flag. Italy’s Davide Conte was thrilled to take a strong third place finish. It was all to play for in Race 2,
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Yamaha bLU cRU European Championship: Emiliano Ercolani crowned 2023 R3 bLU cRU champion in dramatic finale

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Yamaha bLU cRU European Championship: Emiliano Ercolani crowned 2023 R3 bLU cRU champion in dramatic finale Italy’s Emiliano Ercolani became the Yamaha bLU cRU European Champion in Magny Cours, France, after a shocking series of twists and turns that saw him crash in both races. The day’s action got underway with Race 1, where six riders were still in contention for the crown. But drama is never far away in the class for upcoming talent and a crash early in the race saw three of those contenders - Aldi Mahendra, Ercolani, and Kevin Fontainha – down and out. The red flag was shown due to the debris and a rush ensued to get the bikes repaired and the riders back on track. Despite their best efforts, Mahendra and his crew ran out of time and were unable to take the restart, ultimately costing the Indonesian rider the crown. Meanwhile, Fontainha
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European STK 1000 and SSP 300 Cup: perfect weekend for Pavelec and Molik

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European STK 1000 and SSP 300 Cup: perfect weekend for Pavelec and Molik Fifth and penultimate round of the European STK 1000 and SSP 300 Cup at the Automotodróm Slovakiaring together with the Alpe Adria Championship in perfect weather conditions. STOCK 1000 Race 1 was raced in a smoothly mood without any incidents. Polish rider Milan Pavelec easily won ahead of Austrian Martin Tritscher and Lennart Ulbl from the Czech Republic. Race2 saw a thrilling battle for the second position between Tritscher and Ulbl. Pavelec made the double with a new track record (2’03’’368). At the end of the challenfe Lennart finished second ahead of Tritscher. SSP 300 Perfect weekend for Polish rider Mateus Molik, who took a double win ahead of Hungarians Szamado Mate, two times second. In Race1 third position for Lukas Hamilton, while in Race2 for the amazing home hero Patricia Sowa, who was the only female rider.
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SSP 300 Women’s European Championship: Santos wins a thrilling head-to-head with Rivera

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SSP 300 Women's European Championship: Santos wins a thrilling head-to-head with Rivera The Autodromo del Mugello welcomed the Women's European Championship for the penultimate round of the 2023 season. This Italian Circuit in the middle of Tuscans hills saw action, battles and adrenaline: the perfect ingredients for an incredible round until the chequered flag. Beatriz Neila Santos (511 Racing Team) beat Natalia Rivera (Trasimeno) winning by just 43 thousandths. Third position for Roberta Ponziani (Roc'n'DeA), who completed the podium. Fourth position for Sara Cabrini (Gradara Corse), while Aurelia Cruciani (Roc'n'DeA) finished fifth ahead of Austrian Lena Kemmer (Bertlkr Racing). Now the series take a break before the season finale, which will take place in Imola from 6th to 8th October. Race results 1. Santos Beatriz Neila 21’42”235, 2. Rivera Natalia +0.043; 3. Ponziani Roberta +6.147; 4. Cabrini Sara +6.221; 5. Cruciani Aurelia +23.842; 6. Kemmer Lena +33.555; 7. Howden Jessica (Trasimeno) +33.576; 8.
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European STK 1000 Cup and SSP 300 Cup: rainy weekend in Croatia

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European STK 1000 and SSP 300 Cup: round 2 in Hungary The 4th round of the European STK 1000 Cup and SSP 300 Cup took place together with the Alpe Adria Championship at Automotodrom Grobnik, Croatia, under mixed weather conditions. SSP300 On Saturday morning Hungarian rider Mate Szamado took the pole position in wet a qualifying practice. In the afternoon Race 1 started in wet conditions even if the track was mostly dry. Szamado immediately took the lead and won with a gap of 9 seconds on Polish rider Mateusz Molik. Third place for Konuk Mert from Turkey. Race 2 started under a heavy rain. At the second corner Lukacs Hamilton crashed out, while his teammate Samado won again ahead of Molik and Mert. STK 1000 The weekend started in the best way but finished with a bittersweet taste for Sinisha Kochoski, who got the pole position in mixed conditions.
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Northern Talent Cup: Phommara and Frellsen emerge victorious in exhilarating Red Bull Ring battles

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Northern Talent Cup: Phommara and Frellsen emerge victorious in exhilarating Red Bull Ring battles The seventh and next to last round of the Northern Talent Cup was raced at Red Bull Ring, in Austria. Race 1 In wet conditions, Lenoxx Phommara (Team Phommara) claimed a fourth victory of the season to launch himself to the top of the standings and place one hand on the NTC cup, his advantage at the top of the 2023 Northern Talent Cup standings now a substantial 19 points with just three races remaining. Riding in second position, Phommara made a last-lap move on Dutchman Jurrien Van Crugten (BB64 Academy) to take the lead onto the main straight. It was very much a photo finish with riders Filip Novotny (DG Corse) and Van Crugten crossing the line milliseconds behind. Austrian rookie Luis Rammerstorfer (Heating Factory Youngsters) took a surprise pole position in wet conditions at his
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Moto2, ETC and Stock European Championship: Portimao hosted round four

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Moto2 European Championship European Talent Cup Stock European Championship The blistering Spanish sun welcomed riders to Round 5 at the Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya. Xavier Cardelus (Promoracing) and Unai Orradre (STV Laglisse Racing) securing success in the Moto2™ European Championship. Guido Pini (AC Racing Team) stood on the top step in the European Talent Cup with Daniel Muñoz (SP57 Racing Team) doing likewise in the Stock European Championship, both after some incredible last lap drama. Moto2 In Moto2 European Championship Leader Senna Agius (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Team) was ruled out of both races, handing a big opportunity to his rivals to close the gap, and Xavi Cardelus duly obliged. The Andorran started on pole and led the majority of the race, put on an exhibitionary defensive performance to reject the advances of Unai Orradre for the win, though, the STV Laglisse Racing rider claimed a debut podium in the class. Alberto Surra (Team
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Yamaha bLU cRU European Championship: Indonesia’s Mahendra takes phenomenal double victory at Imola

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Yamaha bLU cRU European Championship: Indonesia’s Mahendra takes phenomenal double victory at Imola The Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship held its fifth round at Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola and history was made in the class when Aldi Satya Mahendra achieved a huge race winning margin in Race 1, and a second impressive victory in Race 2. Race 1 Mahendra made a strong start in Race 1 and managed to dominate the pace from the early stages of the race, with a chasing pack of six eager riders trying hard to keep up. Championship leader and 2022 SuperFinale winner Emiliano Ercolani tried to stick to his plan of starting off calm and pushing in the latter half of the race, but the Italian suffered a crash on the kerbs after shooting into second place with four laps to go. While the pack battled for positions, Mahendra
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Women’s European SSP 300 Championship and European STK 1000 and SSP 300 Cup: thrilling weekend in Brno

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Women's European SSP 300 Championship and European STK 1000 and SSP 300 Cup: thrilling weekend in Brno The Women's European SSP 300 Championship raced in Brno the fourth round of the 2023 season together with the third round of the European STK 1000 and SSP 300 Cup. Women's European SSP 300 Championship: Santos took her fourth European title Sara Sanchez's (511 Racing Team) comeback in the Women's European Championship was more than positive. The Spanish rider won Race 1 starting from pole position and making a comeback after a difficult start. Sanchez ended the race ahead of her team-mate Beatriz Neila Santos (511 Racing Team), second at the chequered flag. Roberta Ponziani (Roc'n'DeA) finished third, coming back to the podium after some tough races. Italian Sara Cabrini (Gradara Corse) was fourth with a ten second gap and Aurelia Cruciani (Roc'nDeA) was fifth. In Race 2 Natalia Rivera (Trasimeno) took her
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Moto2, ETC and Stock European Championship: Portimao hosted round four

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Moto2 European Championship European Talent Cup Stock European Championship: Portimao hosted round four The series was back in action at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portugal, playing host to Round 4 of the season. Perfect weekend for Senna Agius (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Junior Team) who did the double in the Moto2™ European Championship. Dodo Boggio (Aspar Junior Team) and Daniel Muñoz (SP57 Racing Team) clocked memorable victories in the south of Portugal, as they stood on the top step in the European Talent Cup and Stock European Championship races respectively. Moto2 European Championship In the opening race, Senna Agius bounced back from his Jerez blip in style, taking a comfortable win in Portimao with an 11.788s advantage, extending the Australian’s lead atop the standing. Alberto Surra (Team Ciatti - Boscoscuro) conquered the Long Lap penalty loop to claim a maiden podium of the campaign in P2, holding off a hard charging Xavi Cardelus (Promoracing) on the
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