David Luongo Editorial – MXGP Mag July 2020

Dear MXGP Friends,

First of all, I hope all of you, your family and friends are in good health.

Racing, Racing, Finally Racing!

This was the title of our press release published on Friday 3rd of July about the latest calendar updates.

The last couples of weeks have been very challenging for all of us. The Covid-19 pandemic caused terrible damages in our civilizations, economy, way of life, and it directly hit all kinds of sports, entertainment, events; all the activities that were linked with big group gatherings.

For sure MXGP has suffered a lot during the last months, and all our team, at Infront Moto Racing, did its best to save and present a decent championship that would validate the 2020 MXGP season.

Here we are, engaged and ready to start our engines and get the MXGP underway again.

My first thoughts will go to all our organizers, that put in a fantastic amount of energy to try to save, secure and organize their GP during a time where it would have been much easier to just let it go. Some of them didn’t succeed for this year, not because of their fault, but simply because the local situation and all the governmental restrictions were impossible to support and to permit a race to take place.

I am thinking about Maggiora, France, Loket, Teutschental, the two races in Indonesia, China, Finland, Sweden. All those organizers that were not able to run their GP this year already gave their guarantee that MXGP will be back for the 2021 season. This collaboration is the best proof that once again the MXGP family is united.

Another big news is the change of location regarding the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations from Ernèe (France) to Matterley Basin (UK). Sadly, despite all their efforts and motivation the MotoClub d’Ernee didn’t manage to assure the organization of the event mainly due to the government restrictions regarding the public attendance and all the measures to take onsite regarding the event. Hopefully, Steve Dixon, managed to work on the authorization and the permit to plan the organization of the MXoN back in UK at the same date. The people that already ordered their tickets for Ernèe will get the choice of a refund or voucher to assist to the event in UK. The event still needs to be confirmed but we are on the right tracks.

Here again, taking into consideration the very special year we are living, we will soon announce a change of regulations that would allow the MXoN to be part of the MXGP World Championship season which means that the riders will score points for the World Championship. On another hand, Ernee’s organizer confirmed their intention to host the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations back in France in 2023.

Finally, I would like to thank all the organizers that managed to keep their Grand Prix and sometimes even to do more than one race. The new calendar will bring us to start again the MXGP season in Latvia, for a series of 3 back-to-back GP’s in one week. The championship will take place mainly in Europe with some locations hosting a double or triple GP and some new venues like Faenza and Mantova that are back on the calendar.

To allow such rhythm, we will update the regulations for 2020 only for the program of Grand Prix. The European Championship and WMX program will take place on Saturday and the MXGP and MX2 World Championship program will be done on Sunday. It will consist of a combined Free practice and Time practice in the morning and the 2 heats during the afternoon. All the races and the Time practice for MX2 and MXGP will be live on MXGP-TV.com that will become for most of the fans the best way with the different TV broadcasters to follow the season.

I would like also to thank the FIM and all the National Federations that were always in line and collaborative with us to find solutions to this situation.

As you can understand from the above lines, the last months have been very challenging for our whole motorsports’ economy, but in such difficult time, we never forgot the most important target, the one that makes us live out our passion for decades now. The development of Motocross, and the protection of all the jobs that are linked to this championship. We believe that this calendar will allow us to reach both objectives, and for the ones that will not be able to attend to the Grand Prix, we will put all our efforts to make you live the event on the social networks, MXGP-TV.com and all our digital platform.

Finally we will be back racing again soon!

David Luongo, CEO of Infront Moto Racing 

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