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Jan Ericsson to retire from drag racing

Three-time FIA European Pro Modified Champion Jan Ericsson is hanging up his helmet and retiring from drag racing. The native of Västerås, Sweden, has been competing in Pro Modified since 2017 when the team took the decision to spend three years fully focused on winning the FIA European Championship starting with 2019.

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Gustafsson, Christiansen, Maurice, Morrison Jnr and Morrison double up with Euro Finals and FIM-E Championship wins

The 2023 FIM-E Dragbike championship goes into the ledger following a season of ups and downs with a dramatic finale at Santa Pod Raceway when a record-breaking heatwave came to an end with a spectacular storm sweeping through the facility. Once focus had shifted from holding down awnings and keeping out of the deluge, the SPRC track crew did a tremendous job to get the track back into raceable condition and the FIM-E classes completed before the curfew kicked in. Notably the Euro Finals winners not only ended their year on a high, but will carry the Number One plates next year having doubled up with the title trophies.

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Ida Zetterström, Jan Ericsson, Linn Fløysvik and Michael Malmgren 2023 FIA European Drag Racing champions

Ida Zetterström (Top Fuel), Jan Ericsson (Pro Modified), Linn Fløysvik (Top Methanol) and Michael Malmgren (Pro Stock) claimed the 2023 FIA European Drag Racing Championship titles in their respective categories at the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. Zetterström won her title in style by claiming the victory in the final round of the 2023 FIA European Drag Racing Championship as well. Fløysvik secured her title by defeating Sandro Bellio in the semifinals, while Malmgren defeated Stefan Ernryd in the semifinals to win the title. The European Finals event win in Top Methanol and Pro Stock went to Johnny Oksa and Simon Ekengren respectively. In Pro Modified Ericsson retained his title with his Hockenheim win, thus a semifinal finish didn’t hurt the Swede, while David Vegter claimed his first FIA European Championship race win.

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Ida Zetterström, Jan Ericsson, Sandro Bellio and Simon Ekengren number one qualifiers at European Finals

Ida Zetterström (Top Fuel), Sandro Bellio (Top Methanol), Jan Ericsson (Pro Modified) and Simon Ekengren (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the  European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway in England and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the fifth and final round of the 2023 FIA European Drag Racing Championship.

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