Archive for August, 2009
August 30th, 2009 Posted 8:26 pm
After a short break after the Worlds, the Latvian Formula Europe Team riders started their after season schedule with 2 weekends packed with races.
The weekend of August 15+16, they headed to Smiltene for National Championships Series Rounds 5&6. On Saturday they raced Round 5 and an Open Race, on Sunday Round 6 and the Club Cup, making 4 races in 1 weekend!
On Saturday, Rihards Veide took the win in Round 5 in the Junior Men Category. Edzus Treimans had to settle for second in Elite Men. In the Open Race Junior and Elite Men combined, Edzus took the win and Rihards had a bad gate and finished in 5th.
On Sunday both Formula guys took the top spot in their respective categories in Round 6. In the combined Club Cup, Edzus took the win, with Rihards in second!
The weekend later, there was another weekend with 3 races and a Time Trial in Ventspils.
On Saturday, the riders started with the Time Trial with Edzus winning in a time of 33.20 and Rihards was again second fastest guy of the day in the combined Junior and Elite with a time of 33.33! After the Time Trial, the Latvian Master Cup was raced with both riders winning their again in their respective categories. In the Open Race afterwards, Edzus took the win and Rihards got 5th after slipping on the gate.
On Sunday, the “Lemberga Cup” was held. Edzus and Rihards ended this weekend in the same way they started it, with a victory in their Category.
With 1 more race to go in the series, both Latvian Formula riders are in the lead for the National title. Last race of the National Series is on their home track in Valmiera on September 5th.
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August 12th, 2009 Posted 5:06 pm
Formula Europe’s Niklas Laustsen took the title in the Scandinavian Championships 2009. Juniors from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland traveled to Malmö (Sweden) to fight for the ‘Nordic Champ‘ title.[SinglePic not found]
Niklas was going strong all day winning his motos and taking a second place in the semi final of the Junior Men category qualifying for the main.
Although he didn’t have a good gate, Niklas had some good pull down the first straight and moved in to the top spot by the first turn. From there he lead till the finish line giving him his first win in the Junior Men category after being injured most of this season.
Check out the final on Youtube: Skandinavian Championships Junior Men 2009
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