Drag Bike European Championship & Junior Cup:
lights on the new season!
The Drag Bike European Championship & Junior Cup is back to the action!
The first of the five round scheduled in the 2022 calendar was raced in Santa Pod, Great Britain, at the presence of FIM Europe President, Mr Martin de Graaff, and the 1st Deputy President and Chairman of the Sporting Council Mr Michal Sikora.
“After two years without the European Championship all fans looked forward to watch the exciting races again on the beautiful Santa Pod race track. The number of fans showed us how they missed it. Together with the 1st Deputy President Michal Sikora I enjoyed the spectacular races with small differences in the running times and high speed at the finish of the quarter mile (about 400 m). Drag Racing Commission Chairman Mr Job Heezen renewed his contacts with the riders and was happy with the technical development in this sport. Important for the Federations is the promotion of Dragrace, encouraging riders to take part in this Championship. All riders have done a lot to make their bike faster. Many new bikes are developed by top technicians to reach a faster run than the last years. The CEO of Santa Pod, Mr Keith Bartlett, did what was important to entertain all fans of motorsport and both races of cars and motorbikes were a great success”.
Teams and riders came from all Europe: of course England, but also from the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Denmark, France, Sweden and Finland.
The recently repaved track, the very experienced crew and the perfect racing weather brought a lot of exciting racing with new records in both Super Twins and Super Street. The winners came from various countries.
Top Fuel winner: René v.d. Berg from Holland
Super Twins winner: Martijn de Haas from the Netherlands
Pro Stock winner: Martin Bishop from England
Super Street winner: Lencses Donat Daniel from Hungary
Junior Drag Bike Cup: Hollie King from England