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European Vintage Road Racing Championship Round 1 in Croatia

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The 2015 FIM Europe Vintage Road Racing Championship started this weekend at the Automotodrom Grobnik in Croatia. With perfect weather conditions and in the beautiful countryside of Rijeka, 27 riders from 7 Countries took the start in 7 different classes. The qualifying practice took place on Saturday, with race director Robert Žiković, starting the first round in the afternoon of the same day.  With very interesting disputes on the track, the wins went to Veravainen Jussi in Class 2, Roberto Maria Coda in Class 3, Bernd Pollmann in Class 4, Jure Lampe in Class 5, Arrigo Vinsani in Class 6, Jussi Luoma in Class 7a and Gunnar Jansson on Class 7b. On Saturday the trophies were presented by Peter Baláz, the 10 times winner of the Czechoslovakian Championship during the 70’s. He is also a member of the Vintage Commission of the FIM Europe.     The second race took place on
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European Vintage Endurance Championship – The start in Paul Ricard

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After a 2014 season full of twists, the riders of the European Classic Series met again at the track of Paul Ricard in Castellet for the opening round of the 2015 season. After the qualification sessions we found the title holders, the Belgian riders Richard Hubin and Grégory Fastré in pole postion, followed by the English Team Sweatshop Phase One, with Hugh Brasher, Stéphane Mertens and Ian Simpson and the Italians Giorgio Cantalupo and Cristiano Ascanio from team Taurus.When the French flag announced the start of the four-hour race, team Taurus signed for the holeshot and took the lead after the first lap, staying in that position for 10 laps. Unfortunately, the young Italian rider was too eager, causing the GSX 1100 R to blow up its engine and leaving the team with no other option than to abandon in the 24th lap. The same path was set out for
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Vintage Endurance at the European Classic Series (ECS)

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The European Classic Series (ECS) is a 4 hour endurance race for classic motorcycles valid for the FIM Europe Endurance Vintage Cup. In a joint collaboration between the promoter, DG Sport, and the European ruling federation, FIM Europe, the 2013 series runs in 3 different circuits Imola, Spa-Francorchamps and Aragon. The motorcycles are divided in 4 different categories up to 1985. President of the Jury and responsible for the original idea is Massimo Mita from the FIM Europe Vintage Commission. He has created the rules and regulations that are designed in order to gather the machines in a logical historical sense and with the purpose to give the opportunity to race to all kinds of classic motorcycles. The fundamental idea behind the ECS is the collaboration with a promoter that is responsible for high quality classic meetings of collectors and riders, very often one and the same person. In fact,
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Vintage Endurance European Cup in Imola

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The first round of the Vintage Endurance European Cup was held yesterday in Imola (Italy). Maxi Classic: Team Moto Bel' (Moto Guzzi) - Charles-Artigues Cristophe / Sleurs Laurent Team Sweatshop Phause One (Kawasaki) - Conroy Cormac / Linden Peter Team Alf's Classic Endurance Team (Kawasaki) - Banfield Patrik / GodfreyMick Classic 1000: Team Scuderie Toscane (Segoni K 900) - Bellucci Emiliani / Segoni Lorenzo / Guillet Joel Team Dudu Team (Honda RCB) - Dumont Christophe / Duvernay Jean Marc Team Carlains (Suzuki GS 1000) - Vannucchi Simone / Bisconti Matteo / Carlini Roberto Class 750: Team Peppo Racing (Triumph North T 160) - Bauman Sandro / German Roberto Team Blue Flag Racing (Moto Guzzi 750) - Garlassi Luciano / Martini Oreste / Scilla Alberto Team John Biggs Racing (Triumph North T 160) - Siebert Thibaul / Jung Michel Next round of the Vintage European Cup will be held in Spa
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