EMX 65 85 European Championship: South East zone

EMX 65 85 European Championship: South East zone


On April 16-17 the track of Sevlievo, Bulgaria, former MXGP venue, was the host of the first round of the 2022 EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship South East zone under the organization of the Bulgarian Motorcycle Federation (BMF).
If the weather conditions were good on Saturday for practices and qualifying races, on Sunday’s races there were heavy rain.

Race 1 saw Bulgarian rider #24 Georgi Ginov (HUSQVARNA) led all the race just in front of Romanian #28 Mark Szoke-Eross (HUSQVARNA), who tried to find a way pass but was unable to do it. Interesting battle for third place as well, between Turkish ride #112 Efe Okur (KTM) and Romanian rider #21 Sami Dumitru (KTM), who finished third and fourth less than two seconds apart. Fifth was #112 Tudor Balaban (YAMAHA) from Romania.
Second race of EMX65 was red flagged after 5 laps due to impossible riding conditions. Romanian Dumitru took the win by almost a minute in front of race 1 winner Ginov. Third Szoke-Eross, while in fourth and fifth arrived Turkish riders #10 Hasan Huseyin (KTM) and Okur.

In EMX85 it was Hungarian rider #40 Ferenc Orlov (HUSQVARNA) who led from start to finish in a convincing manner but unfortunately, he got relegated 10 positions at the end of the race due to jumping on the waved yellow flag. This meant that the winner of Race 1 was Bulgarian #96 Dani Tsankov (YAMAHA), who won by a large margin of more than 1 minute in front of #8 Ventislav Toshev (HUSQVARNA). Third and fourth were Romanians #77 Tudor Stefanescu (KTM) and #22 Ioan Chiujdea (YAMAHA), while in fifth place arrived #19 Stefan Mrkovic from North Macedonia (HUSQVARNA).

EMX85 race 2 winner was Bulgarian Toshev, who managed to navigate the track without major problems. Second was Bulgarian Tsankov, after suffering some crashes, while Romanian Chiujdea arrived third. Stefanescu and Orlov finished fourth and fifth.
Next round of the EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship South East zone will be in Romania in TCS Racing Park on May 6-7-8.


EMX85 top three
1°#8 Ventislav TOSHEV, Bulgaria, 47 points
2°#96 Dani TSANKOV, Bulgaria, 47 points
3°#22 Ioan CHIUJDEA, Romania, 38 points

EMX65 top three
1°#24 Georgi GINOV, Bulgaria, 47 points
2°#21 Sami DUMITRU, Romania, 43 points
3°#28 Mark SZOKE-EROSS, Romania, 42 points



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