2020 Organisers Meeting concluded in Monte Carlo

MONACO (Principality of Monaco) 3 December 2019 – Over the weekend, the annual MXGP Organisers Meeting took place at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel in Monte Carlo, where organisers of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship events gathered from all over the world in order to prepared for a wonderful season of racing next year.

Youthstream’s Director of Communications and Marketing Services Marionna Leiva, opened the annual event by introducing the officials which included Youthstream President Mr. Giuseppe LuongoYouthstream CEO David Luongo, Youthstream COO Daniele Rizzi, Youthstream Directors Nikos Gounaris and Didier Henriod, as well as the representatives from the FIM, FIM/CMS Director Antonio Alia Portela, Race Director Ingo Partsch, FIM MX Technical Director Andy Summers and FIM Medical Director David McManus.

Organisers of the 2020 MXGP rounds of Indonesia, China, Great Britain, Maggiora, Trentino, Portugal, Finland, Belgium, Imola, Sweden, Russia and Turkey were present along with the organiser of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations which will take place in Ernée, France, to learn about the novelties and the guidelines given by Youthstream for the preparation of the 2020 season. 

Youthstream President, Giuseppe Luongo welcomed everyone to the meeting, expressing his gratitude for the great parternship with the organisers saying: “It feels like yesterday that we were all in Andorra for this meeting. And it feels like this year has flown by, the 2019 season was a great one, and I would like to thank all of you because, as I always say, the cooperation with local organiser is one of the main keys to the success of the event and what they give to this fantastic sport is the reason why we have reached the level that we are at today. We know the very hard work that Organizers do to ensure the high standards and deliver excellent results. Thank you very much, we are very happy that you are all here and I am sure that the we will all have a great season together as the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship is bound to be one of the best ever with the best riders in the world competing for the world titles”.  

FIM/CMS Director Antonio Alia Portela also thanked everyone for a fantastic season by saying: “I wish to welcome everybody on behalf of the FIM to this important annual meeting. As Giuseppe Luongo said, the cooperation among Youthstream, the FIM and the local organizers is the base to ensure that the level of the sport and MXGP is rising and it is up to all of us together to make sure that what we showcase to the world is at the highest standard. I hope that you are up to the challenge for next season because from the FIM side and Youthstream we are ready to go for it”.

The presentation stage of the meeting was hosted by Youthstream’s Director of Communications and Marketing Services, Marionna Leiva who introduced the key departments of MXGP. Each department highlighted the novelties and important points which included, paddock requirements, circuit preparation, infrastructure for medical centre, TV and media numbers, marketing and more, followed by a presentation of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship venues which introduced some new circuits on the calendar including the MXGP of Finland in KymRing, as well as the great comeback of Maggiora Park and the return of the spectacular Ernèe circuit to host the 74th edition of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations.

Then the FIM Race Director Ingo Partsch and FIM MX Technical Director Andy Summers as well as, FIM Medical Director David McManus took to the microphone to speak on behalf of the FIM to overview some important points on the work carried out by the FIM onsite at each event. They stressed the fact that standards are now really high and the preparation of the event from a sport perspective is very important.

The meeting was concluded with an official presentation from our ticket partner Platinum Group, followed by the launch of the first Official 2020 MXGP teaser video, which marked the start of the countdown to the new season.

Overall, the meeting was a great success with fantastic feedback from the organisers which allowed Youthstream to go through numerous details together in order to prepare the upcoming season at best.

The weekend was then finished off with the 2019 FIM Awards as our 2019 Champions received their FIM Medals. This year the FIM Awards took place at the outstanding Salle des Etoile in Monaco, a magnificent location to host the best 2-wheel riders in the world. The event started off with the red carpet parade, followed by a gourmet dinner and the annual prize giving ceremony where FIM President Jorge Viegas welcomed the hundreds of people invited to this fantastic event. Those in attendance included the MXGP World Champion Tim Gajser, MX2 World Champion Jorge Prado, 125cc Junior World Champion Mattia Guadagnini as well as the 85cc Junior World Champion Valerio Lata. Also being celebrated was the Women’s Motocross World Champion Courtney Duncan among other champions in motorcycle sport.

     

 

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