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European Championship day 2 from Ufa.Bit drawn out at 3 and a half hours.Outside freezing and in the refs box they are wearing Hawaiian shirtsB)

3:22:00 is the great race off between Bauer and Iwema

 

 

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Day 2 from Shadrinsk

 

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FIM Ice Speedway of Nation, Togliatti, Russia, February 16 & 17

Day 1 Results:

Russia 30
Daniil Ivanov    (3, 3, 3, 3) 12    
Dmitry Koltakov (2, 3, 2, 3) 10
Dmitry Khomitsevich (2, 2, 2, 2) 8
Sweden 26
Martin Haarahiltunen    (3, 3, 3, 0) 9    
Ove Ledström (2, 2, 2,2) 8
Niclas Svensson (2, 1, 3, 3) 9
Austria 22           
Franky Zorn (3, 3, 3, 1, 3) 13    
Charly Ebner (2, d, 2, 2, 2) 8
Josef Kreuzberger (1) 
Germany 17                
Max Niedermaier (d, 3, 1, 1, 3, 2) 10    
Stefan Pletschacher (1, 2, 0, 0, 1) 4
Johann Weber (3) 3
Finland    12    
Tomi Tani (1, 1, 1, 0, 1) 4    
Matti Isoaho (0, 3, 1, 3, 1) 8
Jussi Nyrönen (0) 0
Kazakhstan 10        
Sergey Serov (0, 0, 1) 1    
Vladimir Cheblokov (1, d, 2, 1, 2) 6
Denis Slepuchin    (2, 1, 0, 0) 3
Czech Rep. 9            
Andrej Divis (3, 2, 1) 6    
Jan Klaus (0, 1, 0, 0) 1
Lukas Volejnik (1, 0, 0, 1, 0) 2

 

Thanks to Jesper www.baansportfansite.nl for the results
 

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FIM Ice Speedway of Nation, Togliatti, Russia, February 16 & 17

Final Results:

Russia 60 (30+30) +13
Daniil Ivanov    12+ (3, 3, 3, 2) 11 = 23+8    
Dmitry Koltakov    10+ (2, 2, 3, 3) 10 = 20+5
Dmitry Khomitsevich 8+ (3, 2, 2, 2) 9 = 17

Sweden 52 (26+26) +2
Martin Haarahiltunen 9+ (3, 1, 3) 7 = 16+2
Ove Ledström 8+ (2, 2, 3, 2) 9 = 17
Niclas Svensson    9+ (3, d, 2, 2, 3) 10 = 19+0

Austria 38 (22+16) 
Franky Zorn 13+ (3, 1, 3, 3) 10 = 23    
Charly Ebner 8+ (2, 1, 1, 0) 4 = 12
Josef Kreuzberger 1+ (0, 1, 1) 2 = 3

Germany 34 (17+17)
Max Niedermaier    10+ (3, 3, d, 0, 3, 2) 11 = 21    
Stefan Pletschacher 4+ (0, 3) 3 = 7
Johann Weber 3+ (d, d, 1, 2) 3 = 6

Finland 24 (12+12)
Tomi Tani 4 (1, 2, 2, 0, 1) 6 = 10    
Matti Isoaho 8+ (1, R, 2, 2, 1) 6 = 14
Jussi Nyrönen 0+ (0, 0) 0 = 0

Kazakhstan 22 (10+12)
Sergey Serov 1+ (0) 0 =    1    
Vladimir Cheblokov 6+ (1, 2, 2, d, 3, 1) 9 = 15
Denis Slepuchin    3+ (1, 0, 2, 0, d) 3 = 6

Czech Rep. 21 (9+12)
Andrej Divis 6+ (1, 3, 3, 1) 8 = 14    
Jan Klauz 1+ (1, 1, 1, 0) 3 = 4
Lukas Volejnik 2+ (0, 0, 1, 0) 1 = 3

GRAND FINAL: Ivanov (8), Koltakov (5), Haarahiltunen (2) Svensson (0)

Thanks to Jesper for the live results via www.baansportfansite.nl

I do think the Grand Final on this meeting was somewhat surplus to requirements, as the Russians had won the meeting by their 5th heat on the Sunday, however, the FIM have decided to introduce it. 

 

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Was the title all on this Grand Final then? I did see that there would be a Grand Final and wondering what the point was.......

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1 hour ago, iris123 said:

Was the title all on this Grand Final then? I did see that there would be a Grand Final and wondering what the point was.......

From what Jesper wrote on his live updates, the title was decided on this race. hence the points scoring giving the winner more points than the others if his team mate finished last. But in Ice Racing, the Russians are not going to let that happen. It looks like they've taken a successful format and completely turned it on its head.

If you look at it that there were 73 points on offer, and Russia took all of them......

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Yes the points on this Grand Final Heat decide the World Champion. I think this is quite cool because the this Final heat was absolutely amazing with Haarahiltunen giving everything.

Now time to go home after three weeks in Kazakhstan and Russia. Great trip where we joined the Ebner team on a roadtrip from Almaty to Shadrinsk and finally to Togliatti. Amazing experience :) The roads in Kazahkstan are shocking though, from Almaty towards Astana.

Day 2 Togliatti pics: https://www.baansportfansite.nl/nieuws/1726/rusland-ongeslagen-winnaar-ice-speedway-of-nations-in-togliatti.html

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Russian tv report on the Speedway of Nations,Togliatti.Pretty sparse crowd

 

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Stadium is too big for Ice speedway. I think the crowd was quite okay, think the same numbers are Shadrinsk.

The BSI crew was also in Togliatti, hope they got a good impression of the stadium ;)

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It's a pity they've cut the FIM TV footage down to 26mins from the two days rather than 45ish

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I hate it when the oldies go on about the old days being better. But the modern ice speedway just does dont seem to excite me other the last decade, as much as it did when I was growing up in late 80s early 90s.

I seem to recall tracks were a lot more choppy back then with riders bouncing all over and producing many incidents and over takes. Also seem to recall the Russians/soviets being slightly less dominant abiet slightly more scary too. 

Is this me just looking back with rose tinted glasses or has today's ice speedway become boring and predictable?

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