David Luongo – Editorial – October 2022

Dear MXGP Friends,

What a month! We just came back from the fantastic Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Red Bud – USA. It will for sure remain in the memory of all the motocross fans. After 11 years of waiting period, the American fans were able to celebrate again U.S riders after their strong victory on one of the most beautiful track of the USA for the most awaited Off-Road event of the year.

Once again, the weather brought some drama, but the conditions were much better than in 2018. The crowd showed up and the venue was fully packed by motocross lovers for the 4 days of show.

As usual the Monster Energy FIM MXoN is unpredictable, and after the ballot for the gate attribution on Friday, it was still difficult to really have a favorite. But USA put together 6 strong results, Tomac, Sexton and Cooper were on top of their game. In front of a fantastic public who was already present on the track for the Team and rider parade on Friday, they deserved their victory. Australia and France were also favorite and can be proud of their results. Here we have our top 3, which is already giving us a lot of excitement for the comeback of the event on French soil in 2023, on the terrific circuit of Ernée! Jett Lawrence won the Carmichael trophy as the fastest youngest rookie of the MXoN. It is very rewarding for us to see the talent and the speed of Jett and Hunter, as both of them went through the European Championship some years ago! Mitch Evans, who just announced his signature with Kawasaki Factory Team for the next year is also a fantastic rider for the MXGP Australian fans! Maxime Renaux made also the history by winning the MXGP class for his first ever participation to the event!

I would like to thank Amy and Tim Richie for their fantastic work as organizer. Like in 2018, their team collaborated in a perfect way with Infront Moto Racing staff and together, we delivered a first class event. Then, I would like also to thank Carrie and Davey Coombs from MX Sport for their support. For years, we have exchanged on how to improve and increase our collaboration in putting together great races in the U.S. and every year we are making new steps in this direction. The American Motorcycling Association played also a very important role in the organization of the event. Finally Dave Prater, Director of Operations of Feld gave also a great support to the event. We really felt this weekend as a real celebration of Motocross and for all of us, who love deeply this sport it was a fantastic feeling!

Talking about next year already, this week, we released the provisional calendar for 2023, and it looks very strong. Infront Moto Racing will continue its efforts to establish MXGP as a global championship, to touch new fans and to open new markets around the world. As a very strong base, the European classic Grand Prix will be present with Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Latvia, Czech Republic, Belgium, Great Britain, Finland, Sweden. We are very happy to see the comeback of The Netherland that was missing last year. After the very popular Grand Prix in Sumbawa, the FIM World Championship will continue to build its strong presence in Indonesia with a second race in Lambok. The Argentinian fans will cheer for the best riders in the world for the opening round of the season and Türkiye will continue to host the GP in Afyonkarahisar. There are still 3 GP to be announced and we will communicate on the venue in the upcoming weeks.

Finally, I would like to thank all our partners, who were next to us during the last challenging years and who are still with us, now, that the world is opening again. The FIM, which is always collaboration and supportive, all the organizers that put together with us a great championship, all the riders, teams, manufacturers for these great championships from EMX to MXGP! The media, TV and press and photograph who cover the season and give a great coverage to the MXGP. And last but not least I would like to thank all our fans and the motocross enthusiasts that enjoyed again the racing live, onsite and lived the Grand Prix with us this season!

I wish you a great off-season!

David Luongo

CEO of Infront Moto Racing

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