David Luongo – Editorial – August 2022

Dear MXGP Friends,

Here we are! The last Grand Prix of the season will take place this week in Afyon, Turkiye!

In August the MXGP went back to historical venues. Sweden was missing in the calendar since the COVID-19 pandemic, and our comeback to Finland was also expected by all the Scandinavian fans for a long time as the last Grand Prix in Hyvinkää took place in 2014! And it was in Finland where Tim Gajser secured his fifth world title after a fantastic season. He has been the only rider in the MXGP class to hold the red plate and he has led 184 laps in total this year. This season is probably the most accomplished for him. Tim is a fantastic ambassador for our sport. His personal story is probably one of the best examples for the kids that want to succeed in sport. He went through all the European classes from the EMX65cc, EMX85cc, EMX125cc with great success before winning the MX2 and MXGP categories. At 25 years old, he is definitely one of best talents of the History of our sport, and he still has a lot of chapters to write in the upcoming years!

While in MXGP the title has been decided, the MX2 class has been breathtaking during the whole season. The battle between Tom Vialle and Jago Geerts started from the very first round of the championship. After some roller-coaster moments, we will arrive in Turkiye with an all or nothing race for both of them. With only two points difference for the leader Geerts, it is sure that this final Grand Prix will be one of the most exciting of the history.

Last weekend the Junior World Championship took place in the city of Vantaa, Finland. More than 160 young riders coming from 26 different countries came together to try to win the 65cc, 85cc and 125cc titles. In the end it was Lucas Leok from Estonia, and the two Dutch riders Gyan Doensen and Ivano Van Erp who proved to be the bests over the weekend in their respective classes. The JWC has always been a platform for future champions and we have no doubt that the next Gajser was present during last weekend!

On a separate note we would like to welcome RAM in the MXGP family. This cooperation is a great sign for motocross and MXGP, as a global and iconic car brand is joining the championship to support our sport.

Finally in three weeks’ time, the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations will be back in USA, on the fantastic track of Red Bud! We cannot wait to be there for what will be considered as one of the biggest events in the History. Some of the favorite nations have already announced their line up and the quality of the riders present is impressive. Will USA bring back the Chamberlain Trophy on their home soil with Eli Tomac, Justin Cooper and Chase Sexton? Will Italy keep it with Antonio Cairoli, Mattia Guadagnini and Andrea Adamo? Some outsiders are also coming with very strong teams like Australia, Spain, France, The Netherlands and Japan. It will be for sure as usual unpredictable and exciting until the last lap! For those who will not be able to come and live the moment onsite, you will be able to follow the whole weekend on www.MXGP-TV.com from Friday with the famous riders’ parade on Friday, the ballot and all the actions on Saturday and Sunday.

I would like to thank FIM, FIM Europe, all our organizers, the MXGP partners, the teams and the riders, for their collaboration.

I wish you a good summer and see you in Turkiye!

David Luongo, CEO of Infront Moto Racing

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Infront Moto Racing

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