In the month of May the first two rounds of European Superstreet Bike Championship and Junior Drag Bike Cup were held: the first at Kunmadaras (Hungary) and the latest at Santa Pod (England).
At Kunmadaras, Hungary, Sunday started with 2 qualification rounds for the FIM Europe Super Street Bike Championship and Junior Drag Bike Cup in very warm weather.
On Monday the organizer managed to put 4 qualification rounds in the time schedule, which was appreciated by the riders. Last year’s number 2 in the Superstreet Bike Cup, Danish Mogens Lund was fastest in the Superstreet Bike qualification, which gave him the number 1 spot in the elimination ladder.
In the Junior Drag Bike Cup Meggie Talbort from UK was the fastest in qualifying. The race started on Tuesday in high sun and 25 C.
This year there was a full 16 field in Super Street Bike Championship, and 3 riders in the new Junior Drag Bike Cup field. In 1st SSB round Eric Gruber replaced local rider Daniel Lencses.
In Super Street Bike Championship Richard Stubbins from UK was the winner, and Italian Rudi Zorzi was the runner up (photo2). In Junior Drag Bike Cup Meggie Talbert won and the runner up was Blade Dummer, both from UK. Full results on FIM Europe website http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/518
In Santa Pod England, from 25th to 28th May, Santa Pod Racers Club along with Santa Pod had, as usual, organized a European Championship round in a brilliant way.
The race was held in fantastic whether with a crowd of 25.000 hard core dragracing fans.
Santa Pods investment of the new track paid off. After qualification four drivers had their first leg in for five new European Records. Top Fuel driver Filipos Papfillippou from Greece, with a stunning 5,78 run on his second ever run on his new bike, is the fourth quickest run in the world ever.
Two new European records were done: Rikard Gustafsson Svemo Top Speed record I Top Fuel bike with 250,55 mph (403,221 km/h) and Steve Venables ACU ET record in Super Street Bike with 6,921s (photo2).
Winner Super Street Bike: Steve Venables, England
Winner Super Twin Top Fuel: Hans Olav Olfstad, Norway
Winner Pro Stock Bike: Maurice Bertrand, France
Winner Top Fuel Bike: Filipos Papafilippou, Greece
Winner Junior Dragbike: Lian Holgate, England
The next race will be held at NitrOlypix, Hockenheim, in Germany, from 17 to 19 August.
Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/545