DAVID LUONGO EDITORIAL | MXGP MAG #126

Dear MXGP Fans,

Already three fantastic Grand Prix are in the books. The opening round of the season in Argentina – Villa La Angostura kept its reputation of being one of the best atmosphere Grand Prix of the year. The Latin American fans were present massively to the comeback of the best motocross riders on the beautiful Patagonia situated track. It was also very nice to meet again the whole paddock after the winter break. The defending MXGP Champion Jorge Prado started his season on the best way possible with a Grand Prix Victory. The podium was completed by Romain Febvre and Tim Gajser. In MX2, Kay De Wolf made also a very impressive beginning of season, followed by Simon Laengenfelder and Mikkel Haarup, who wrote History by putting the new Triumph 250cc bike on a podium at their first Grand Prix. 

Then the paddock landed in Spain for the first Grand Prix in Europe. Prado was expecting a big attendance to support him for its first appearance after being crowned World Champion and the fans didn’t disappoint him. He scored a perfect weekend with 1-1-1 on Saturday’s RAM Qualifying Race and both Sunday Races. The podium was completed by Gajser and Febvre and Jeffrey Herlings finished 4th. The top 5 are in less than 50 points after the two first Grand Prix and the season promises to be very exciting. In MX2, De Wolf confirmed the good start in Argentina with a second victory, Laengenferlder finished second and Adamo scored important points in the journey of defending his MX2 World Title.

With the MXGP of Sardegna and the first Grand Prix in Italy, we continued to see Jorge Prado's and Kay de Wolf's domination with their third overall win in a row. In MXGP, we could see that Tim Gajser and Jeffrey Herlings are getting closer to the defending Champion as they climbed on the podium, which announces an exciting season ahead of us. In MX2, Lucas Coenen managed his first podium of the season and showed all the qualities we know fron thee young Belgium. Rounding the podium in third was Camden McLellan who got his first of his career and the second of the season in three GPs for Monster Energy Triumph Racing.

During the Argentinian Grand Prix and its traditional Press Conference, I announced the creation of a bright new Electric Motocross World Championship Category, the MXEP, that will start during the 2026 season. Based on the evolutions of this technology during the past years and in collaboration with the FIM and the bike Manufacturers, we felt it was the time to start shaping a series that would takes place during the Grand Prix Weekend. It will allow us to use the fantastic MXGP platform, its audience and popularity to make this new category to grow and to touch new fans. It won’t be a question to mix electric bikes and classic ICE bikes during the same race, but to consider this new technology as a new way of promoting our sport. Now we will work hard during the next two years with the FIM and the Manufacturers Association to create the technical rules of this new category. Our idea will be to start with 6 races, mainly in Europe and then develop it. 

In Spain, we announced the prolongation for three more years of the MXGP of The Netherlands in Arnhem. After a very good first edition last year we are delighted to continue our collaboration with Dik Van Wikselaar and Maarten Roos until 2027. It is very important for the Dutch fans and riders to have a home Grand Prix and the MXGP has found a very professional and organized structure with them. 

The second season of the Behind the Gate was back this week, and Episode 0 – Time for Redemption is available on YouTube MXGP channel and Episode 1 – Re-Ignited is already available on www.MXGP-TV.com with the Episode 2 coming out this week. I invite all of you to watch it and enjoy the MXGP behind the scenes production. We’ve created this new program to go further than racing and to tell the story beyond the racers and all what make MXGP so spectacular and exceptional. If you want live action, you can still subscribe to MXGP-TV.com and follow all the races of Saturday and Sunday live!

David Luongo

CEO Infront Moto Racing

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David Luongo

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