DAVID LUONGO – EDITORIAL – AUGUST 2023

Dear MXGP Friends,
 

As we are entering the last sprint of the 2023 MXGP season, the last three Grand Prix gave us a preview of what September would look like. 

After Finland, the MXGP went back to Uddevalla in Sweden and its iconic circuit, located alongside the brown cliffs and rocks of the area. This year, the weather brought us heavy rain and the weekend turned to be a muddy race. To race in those conditions is never easy and I would like to thank the organizer and all the people that worked hard on the track to give the best conditions possible to the riders. Jeremy Seewer made a very strong performance and got the win in front of Romain Febvre and Jorge Prado, and in MX2, the German rising star Simon Laengenfelder won the Grand Prix in front of Liam Everts and Andrea Adamo. Besides racing, we announced the renewal of the Grand Prix of Sweden for three more years. 

Then we went back to the Netherlands in Arnhem, a venue that was hosting for the first time the MXGP World Championship. It was a big success, as the fans answered the call to support the Dutch riders after a year without a Dutch Grand Prix. Arnhem offered the best facilities, the organization of the event was very good, and the races were great, too. Febvre added one more GP victory to his book and Everts confirmed he won’t give up the championship until the end! It is very positive to have found a venue that can host the Grand Prix of the Netherlands with a long-term vision and to secure the event in the country.

Then, the first weekend of September brought us to Turkiye and the city of Afyon. As every year, the welcome of the riders and the whole paddock was exceptional. The quality of the infrastructure and the support of the authorities and the city in the development of the Grand Prix in Turkiye is an example to follow. 

The MXGP of Turkiye hosted the last round of the FIM Women Motocross World Champion and Courtney Duncan was crowned as champion and added one more championship to her career! The new generation is coming and pushing hard and I am sure we will see more and more talented women competing in this championship in the future. 

In the EMX250cc it was also an important day for Andrea Bonacorsi as he obtained the title. The Italian rider will certainly move to the MX2 class next year full of confidence. 

In both MXGP and MX2 class, the leaders lost points during the weekend. Tim Gajser won his first Grand Prix of the year after the winter injury that obliged him to stay away for months from the races. Maxime Renaux made his come back to the podium with a third overall position and Romain Febvre finished second and closed the gap with Prado to 67 points. In MX2 it was even closer with Everts’ victory in front of Kevin Horgmo and Jago Geerts. Horgmo went for the first time on the podium and Everts ended up the Grand Prix 48 points away from Adamo with two races to go!

The MXGP season will stay open until the end and the last two rounds will be full of expectations, tension and action. This weekend we are back in Maggiora, one of the most iconic tracks in the World for the MXGP of Italy. For this occasion, we will organize a Legends Parade on Sunday with all the most iconic and popular riders that made the history of our sport. Then we will head to UK and Matterlay Basin for the finale of the championship. 

We will have some days to take a breath before driving to Ernée and witness the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations that will take place on the 7/8 of October. It is already on the way to be the most popular, crowded, exceptional and spectacular motocross event of the history. Be sure to be present, be part of the history! 

See you in Maggiora.
 

David Luongo
CEO of Infront Moto Racing 

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