Dragbike European Championship:
the bad weather affected the event in Sweden
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Unlucky weekend for the Dragbike European Championship, that stopped in Tierp for the second round in a row and the third round of the season.
For the second time in a row the city of Tierp hosted the Dragbike European Championship. Unfortunately, it has been a tough weekend because of the severe weather in the whole Scandinavia. In fact, Storm Hans has swept over Norway and Sweden, terrorizing these countries. And we know that rain and Dragracing are not the world’s best friend.
However, above all expectations, the organizer has managed to get most of the racing done. Against all odds and in an uphill battle, 3 rounds of qualifying have been laid down on Friday and Saturday. Unfortunately, on Sunday the weather got even worse. The scheduled start of the elimination rounds had to be postponed time after time and the first rounds only started at 16:00 instead of the programmed 10:00.
The audience saw good racing with some remarkable performances showing the skills and determination of both the racers and the track crew until 20:00, time set by the Government to make noise. The event ended up after the Semi Finals with the following racers. In Top Fuel Bike the two finalists were Rikard Gustafsson (5.98) from Sweden and Kari Rautanen (7.86) from Finland. In Super Twin Bike the two finalists were Marcus Christiansen (6.32) from Denmark and Per Bengtsson (6.61) from Sweden. In Super Street Bike the two were Daniël Donat Lencses (6.80) from Hungary and Mathias Bohlin (6.93) from Sweden. In Pro Stock Bike the two were Bertrand Maurice (7.69) from France and Theodor Vik (7.73) from Norway.