Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Final Scene in Heerenveen!

Dmitry Koltakov (RUS) in Berlin (GER) - © Good Shoot

"It ain’t over till it’s over" (Yogi Berra 1925-2015)

Twelve months ago the curtain fell on the iconic de Bonte Wever stadium in Assen the spiritual home of Ice Speedway in the Netherlands and for the past 45 years a mecca for fans from Holland, Germany, Great Britain and Scandinavia.

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Final Scene in Heerenveen!

Twelve months ago the curtain fell on the iconic de Bonte Wever stadium in Assen the spiritual home of Ice Speedway in the Netherlands and for the past 45 years a mecca for fans from Holland, Germany, Great Britain and Scandinavia.

Greg Hancock - walk around Toruń

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Video - SPEEDWAY BEST PAIRS 2017 - ROUND 1 - TORUN (POLAND).

Valery Ivanov: "We are without a motorcycle, like Churchill without a cigar"

Author: Alexander NIKOLAEV
Photo: Alexander CHERNYKH

Our present interlocutor is the youngest of the trinity of the famous Krasnoyarsk brothers-motorcycle racers Ivanov Valery. Master of sports of international class, champion of the USSR in personal and twice in the team classification, twice became world champion in the national team of the Union. What do you think the most interesting question was in this conversation? Of course, it is this one: where did the champion's fate of the famous Krasnoyarsk rider begin?
- Valery Leonidovich, an example for imitation, probably, were older brothers?
- Probably not even so much as the brothers, as the very place where we grew up: Pokrovka, the chapel of Paraskeva Friday. On the mountainside, where the chapel stands, motocrosses have been held for a long time. And for us, local boys, there was no more attractive place. The competitions ended, and the track became ours. Quite still, two-year-old, five-six-year-olds, we chased it first at the looms, and when we grew up, we changed seats on mopeds and motorcycles, and everything began seriously.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Referees convene for Rugby Seminar!

The world’s top Track Racing Referees were in Britain this weekend as FIM held a Seminar in preparation for the start of the 2017 season in Europe. Fourteen of the current active panel gathered in Rugby where ACU hosted the meeting. All are volunteers and it is a measure of their enthusiasm that many travelled at their own expense.

Friday, March 10, 2017

National pride at stake!

Max Aicher Arena Inzell - © Good Shoot

The race for individual honours will be put to one side next weekend as the Gladiators meet up in the picturesque town of Inzell in the Bavarian Alps and one of Ice Speedway’s iconic locations. This time the battle will be for team glory as seven nations riding in pairs compete against each other over 42 heats in pursuit of the Team World Championship. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

DMITRY CLOSES IN ON TITLE!

Dmitry Koltakov is entitled to feel that he has one hand on this year’s World Championship trophy. He was again the winner as Day 2 of the event in Berlin produced a similar set of results as on the previous evening. Dropping only one point throughout and including three wins over challenger Igor Kononov he now stands a clear eight points ahead with only one two-day final remaining.

Results-2017 Astana Expo FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators WC, Final 4, Berlin (Germany), 5.03.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

KOLTAKOV TAKE COMMAND!

Dmitry Koltakov was the winner of the first day’s event in Berlin and increased his advantage over Igor Kononov to five points at the top of the leader board. Kononov’s challenge faltered slightly as he dropped points to both Koltakov and Valeev in consecutive heats then could only finish second in the final ahead of Dinar Valeev and Franz Zorn

Intermediate Classification After Astana Expo FIM ISG WC Final 4 Berlin Day 1- 4.03.2017.

Results-2017 Astana Expo FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators WC, Final 4, Berlin (Germany), 4.03.

SR-507/02 - 2017 FIM Speedway Under 21 World Championship, Qualif. Round 2 - Badia Calavena (Italy).

SR-501/03 - 2017 FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championship, Qualif. Round 3 - Lonigo (Italy).

SR - 501/04 - 2017 FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championship, Qualif. Round 4 - Abensberg (Germany).