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Grass Track Individual final in Eenrum

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The 2012 UEM Grass Track Individual Final was certainly a hot competition with the event being staged in temperatures approaching 34 Celsius at Eenrum in the North of Holland. The 4000 spectators witnessed some very exciting racing with riders not giving a centimetre during the 12 qualify heats. Once all the points were totalled, the field of 18 riders were allocated to the three (C, B and A) Finals. With two places available for the winner and 2nd place from the B Final racing was again extremely competitive with Dirk Fabriek (FMB) and Glen Philips (ACU) joining Ales Dryml (ACCR), Stephan Katt (DMSB), Jörg Tebbe (DMSB) and Jannick de Jong (KNMV) in the final. With Ales Dryml being unbeaten during the qualifying heat, he started favorite. However Katt had other ideas and he out gated the other five riders, to lead the race from start to finish. (UEM Press Release
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First final of the Individual Speedway EC

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The first final of the Individual Speedway European Championship was held yesterday the 18th of August 2012 on the Polish track of Rawicz. The victory went to the Czech rider Ales Dryml in front of two Polish riders Tomasz Gapinski and Robert Miskowiak. The new format of the European Championship includes three more finals, to be held on the first of September in Daugavpils (Latvia), on the 15th of September in Krsko (Slovenia) and on the 30th of September in Mureck (Austria). (UEM Press Release 117/2012)
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Semi-finals and final of 80 cc. Youth Speedway Cup

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The Semi-Final 1 and Semi-Final 2 of the Youth Speedway Racing European Cup 80cc were held yesterday in Czestochowa Poland). In the first Semi-Final Victory went to Danish rider Sam Jensen, followed by two other Danish riders Frederik Jakobsen and Mads Hansen. In the second Semi-Final again the first three riders from Denmark: Sebastian Mortensen, Jonas Jensen and Andreas Lyager. The final was won by Danish Frederik Jakobsen, second position to Danish Andreas Lyager and third position to Danish Jason Jorgensen. (UEM Press Release 110/2012)
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Introduction to Individual Speedway EC Final Series

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For the first time in the history of the UEM the Individual Speedway European Championship will be held as Final Series with four Finals in four different countries. The finals will be held as follows: Final 1 EMN 50/5 Rawic, Poland on 18th August 2012 Final 2 EMN 50/6 Daugavpils, Latvia on 1st September 2012 Final 3 EMN 50/7 Krsko, Slovenia on 15th September 2012 Final 4 EMN 50/8 Mureck, Austria on 30th September 2012 The first three placed riders from the European Championship 2011 will lead the official starting list, completed by the best eight riders from the 2012 qualification system. The following four riders have been nominated by the UEM Track Racing Commision: Max Dilger, DMSB Jozsef Tabaka, MAMS Claus Vissing, DMU Maks Gregoric, AMZS To complete the 18 riders squad, each federation organizing one of the Finals can apply for a Wild Card rider and two track
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Superstock 600 EC and KTM Junior Cup in Silverstone

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The 7th round of the Superstock 600 European Championship series and the 8th round of the KTM European Junior Cup were run today in Silverstone (Great Britain). Both races were delayed due to the rainy weather and both races were shortened with 2 laps. In the Superstock 600 race, during the 2nd lap four riders crashed and the race was stopped by the Red Flag. The restarted race gave four riders in a group and they stayed all the race rather close together, where Gauthier Duwelz had the lead. But in the last part of the final lap, he crashed and Italian Riccardo Russo (Yamaha), Dutch Michael Van der Mark (Honda) and British Lee Jackson (Kawasaki) finished in this order. In the provisional rankings, the points gap between the first two riders in the Championship is only 3 (Russo and Van der Mark), but between the third placed rider (Duwelz)
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Mini Road Racing event in Zuera

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The Mini Road Racing European Championship was held from the 26th to the 29th of July in the Spanish track of Zuera, close to Zaragosa. In the same days was held also the first round of the Honda NSF 100 European Cup. The winners of the different classes are the following   Race 1   Race 2 Race 3 Junior A Alvaro Diaz (SPA, SG Racing) Riccardo Rossi (ITA, Pasini) Riccardo Rossi (ITA, Pasini) Junior B Celestino Vietti (ITA, Polini) Celestino Vietti (ITA, Polini) Celestino Vietti (ITA, Polini) Sen. Open 40 Andrea Patacca (ITA, Phanton) Andrea Patacca (ITA, Phanton) Andrea Patacca (ITA, Phanton) Sen. Open 50 Marco Bezzecchi (ITA, DM) Marco Bezzecchi (ITA, DM) Marco Bezzecchi (ITA, DM) Mini GP 50 Toni Arbolino (ITA, RMU) Bruno Leraci (ITA, ZPF) Toni Arbolino (ITA, RMU) Honda NSF100 Martin Gbelec (CZE, Honda) Martin Gbelec (CZE, Honda) Martin Gbelec (CZE, Honda) Normal 0 14
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Grass Track Weekend in the German track of Wertle

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The Semi-Final of the Individual Grass Track European Championship and the final of the Sidecar Grass Track European Championship were held yesterday in the German track of Wertle. The winner of the Semi-Final solo was German Stephan Katt, while the winner of the Sidecar final and 2012 European Champion was the German duo Tommy Kuner and Markus Eibl. The final of the Individual Grass Track EC is scheduled in Eenrum (The Netherlands). (UEM Press Release 100/2012)
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Superstock 600 EC and KTM Junior Cup in Brno

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The second half of the Superstock 600cc European Championship season began today at the Brno Circuit (Czech Republic). Also this year the track, celebrating its 25th birthday, offered perfect racing conditions. On Saturday, already in the first lap it was Dutchman Michael van der Mark who conquered the first position of the Superstock 600cc EC. But pole setter Riccardo Russo (Italy) and Gauthier Duwelz (Belgium) followed him closely. They were joined by Danish Alex Schacht on fourth position. The thrilling last two laps showed a couple of overtaking manoeuvres and finally Honda rider Michael van der Mark crossed the finish line at first. Duwelz had a gap of only one tenth and the former championship leader Russo finished on third position (both Yamaha). In winning the race van der Mark moved to the top of the championship, leading with only two points ahead of Russo. Each of these riders has
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The 2012 Honda NSF100 Cup double up in 2012

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This season’s Honda NSF100 Cup will be held over two race weekend’s with the first taking place at Zuera in Spain next weekend on 28-29 July. The young riders taking part in this year’s double-header Honda NSF100 Cup are aged between 10 and 13 and come from all over Europe, with one coming from Argentina, to compete at the Spanish circuit, which is located just 30km north of Zaragoza. The series is named after the Honda NSF100, a small four-stroke racing machine manufactured by HRC (Honda Racing Corporation), which has been designed as the perfect tool to introduce younger riders to road racing. Each competing rider in the 2012 Honda NSF100 Cup will receive a special ‘surprise’ commemorative gift package from HRC in Japan. Next weekend’s racing at Zuera is intended to introduce riders from each country to an international level of motorcycle racing, with a view to finding the
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Semi-Final of Sidecar Grass Track EC in Loppersum

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The Semi-Final of the Sidecar Grass Track European Championship was held yesterday in Loppersum (The Netherlands). Victory went to the German couple of Tommy Kunert (rider) and Markus Eibl (passenger). Second position went also to a German duo Markus Brandhofer (rider) and Corine Gunthor (passenger). The Final of the Sidecar Grass Track European Championship is scheduled on the 28th of July in Werlte (Germany). (UEM Press Release 89/2012)
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