Tuesday, January 29, 2013

World Team Cup 2013.Team Russia - World Champion!

The incredibly complex and intense fighting in the final world team championship Russian team defended the title of the strongest in the world. After the Russians scored the same with the Austrian team score on aggregate days of competition, Daniil Ivanov in the final race took over Franz Zorn and with Nikolai Krasnikov and Dmitry Koltakova written in the history of motorcycle racing on ice yet another gold in Russia.

Final Scores:

1.    Russia 55+3 (D.Ivanov 22+3, D.Koltakov 20, N.Krasnikov 13)
2.    Austria 55+2 ( H.Simon27, F.Zorn 28+2, M.Leitner 0)
3.    Sweden 32 (R.Henderson13, S.Svensson 17, P.Lindström 2)
4.    Poland 31 (G.Knapp 25, P. Strugala 4, M. Daniszewski 2)
5.    Czech Republic 31 (J.Klatovsky 24, A.Klatovsky 7, J.Pecina 0)
6.    Germany 25 (G.Bauer 17, M.Niedermaier 2, S.Pletchacher 6)
7.    Finland 22 ( A.Aakko 18, T.Tani 3, J.Vilponen 1 )

Monday, January 21, 2013

2013 Gladiators Ice Speedway World Championship -Challenge in Sweden

 Austrian Frank Zorn completed a faultless seven ride maximum as he qualified for the 2013 Gladiators Ice Speedway World Championship Finals at the Challenge meeting at a bitterly cold ICA Maxi Arena in Norrkoping, Sweden on Saturday. The 42 year old from Saalfelden and in his twentieth season of Ice Racing looks to have recovered the form that deserted him for much of last season and believes that he is now ready to challenge the top contenders once again.

The organisers had worked hard to arrange this meeting at short notice and the track surface provided some exciting racing in temperatures as low as -18C. Much as predicted it was the Russian trio of Krysov, Khomitsevich and Chaika who safely qualified behind the Austrian. Chaika, the latest in a long line of Russian prospects dropped his only points to Zorn in Heat 2 and, surprisingly to local reserve Fredrick Olsson courtesy of an engine problem on the last lap of Heat 14. This is his first taste of World Championship action and he is sure to leave an impression when the Final rounds begin.

The 'Last Chance Final' to determine the remaining 3 qualifiers proved a disappointment for Dutchman Rene Stellingwerf who despite a great effort was unable to overcome a bad start behind veterans Bauer and Svensson and Wild Card Pletschacher.

It was a disappointing meeting for the Czech Klatovsky brothers and for German Max Neidermaier who all failed to reach the semi-final stage.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

100 years ago, was born in Saransk, the future father of the Soviet speedway Vladimir Karneev.

Today is a special day for all who love the speedway. 100 years ago, was born in Saransk, the future father of the Soviet  speedway Vladimir Karneev.
 After the Second World War he became the first motocross champion of the USSR, in general he was 5 times motocross champion, also he won many ice speedway races and road-racing grand-prix held in the Soviet Union those years. He was an organizer of the first international motocross competitions in Soviet Union.
Karneev was the first coach of Soviet motorcycling team. He was a race director at motocross, road-racing and endurance grand-prix.
But most of his life he devoted to speedway racing.
He always aimed to improve Soviet sport and bring it to the world level, training the team and organizing competitions. Vladimir Karneev tried to make the sport closer to spectators, that are why he put forward the idea of organizing speedway on cinder-tracks and ice-tracks at the stadiums. Also the construction of new
speedway tracks in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Georgia, Belarus began on his initiative.
Karneev was the one who fought to give the official status for speedway racing in the Soviet Union and other countries. He developed a special design of a frame for ice-speedway motorcycles.
The riders whom he trained became World and European champions.
Vladimir Karneev wrote 8 books on motorcycling, published a great deal of articles, till the end of his life he worked as a consultant and commentator.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

19th January with the 2013 Challenge Round at the ICA Maxi Arena in Norrköping Sweden.

The Ice Speedway season is now under way with league racing and National championships having started in Russia before Christmas but the 2013 FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship officially starts next Saturday 19th January with the 2013 Challenge Round at the ICA Maxi Arena in Norrköping Sweden.

Krasnikov - Champion of Russia 2013.

January 13 at the ice track in Ufa finished second and final final personal chepionata Russian Ice Racing. Gold medal Nikolai Krasnikov. Silver and Bronze Championship got Daniel Ivanov and Dmitry Koltakova.

 Despite the fact that the best amount of points in the second day of competition in Ufa Daniel Ivanov scored the winner in Ufa Russian Individual Championship finals was Nikolai Krasnikov. In an additional race for first place in Ufa racer finished a tumultuous welcome from the stands, and at the start of seized leadership of Daniel Ivanov broke the chain on the bike.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Memory of Vladimir Karneeva Cup

In Memory of Vladimir Karneeva Cup has arrived in Ufa, where the final will be the final individual championship of Russia on Ice Racing!January 13 Karneeva Cup will be awarded to the new champion of Russia in 2013.