David Luongo, MXGP Mag Editorial – May 2023

Dear MXGP Friends,


After a weekend off, the MXGP is back on wheel in direction to Kegums for the traditional Latvian Grand Prix. It has been a very exciting and historical month for our championship. 

First of all, the previous weeks gave us three very successful Grand Prix in Portugal, Spain and France. Agueda and its very typical red dirt reached a record of attendance. The track was running the opposite way this year for the first time and the result was very appreciated by all the riders and the spectators! 

The Spanish fans answered the call to support Jorge Prado and Ruben Fernandez in Madrid. During this amazing weekend of racing, Jeffrey Herlings beat the record of Grand Prix victories of Stefan Everts that he had reached in Portugal the week before. 102, this is the new amazing number that Jeffrey will for sure try to bring higher during the season. On top of this historical moment of our sport, the battle for the title between him and Jorge Prado is getting more and more intense and we cannot wait to go more into the season. In fact, before the Latvian Grand Prix there are five riders in less than 100 points; Jorge Prado, Herlings, and Romain Febvre, who won the last heat in France in front of his own crowd, Ruben Fernendez, who is showing more and more the speed to fight for the win, and Jeremy Seewer, who won the MXGP of France last week. 

In MX2 the Championship was totally relaunched in France with the unfortunate injury of Jago Geerts, who will miss some Grand Prix. After the French Grand Prix there are only 16-points difference between the first four riders, Jago Geerts, Andrea Adamo, Kay de Wolf and Thibaut Benistant, and race 1 on Sunday was one of the most beautiful MX2 races of the decade.

During the Grand Prix of Spain near Madrid, we also hosted the visit of the extended Executive Board of the FIM and its President Jorge Viegas, who attended the Grand Prix of Spain during the whole weekend. Motocross and the MXGP are one of the most important pillars of Motorcycling/Motorsport, as it is one of the most practiced motorsports in the world. It was very rewarding to have more than 10 Presidents of different National Federation attending the Grand Prix and I would like to thank Mr. Viegas and all the FIM family for their collaboration. 

The different EMX Championships are also very popular and successful, in France the EMX125 regrouped more than 75 riders. The fact the EMX250 was not on the race program of the GP, some riders participated to the MX2 and showed an amazing pace. The EMX is very important for the future of our sport, as it is developing the talents of tomorrow and every season we have new examples of riders coming to MX2 with already a great speed to battle for the win! 

The Paddock Show popularity is growing significantly race after race. This event, which takes place on Saturday evening after the RAM MXGP Qualifying Race, is very appreciated by the fans that can meet their heroes during some interview and signing sessions! 

We have been announcing the comeback of Maggiora on the calendar to replace Vietnam, and the first pre-sales have been very impressive, so we are sure that the historical Italian circuit will make a great Italian Grand Prix in September. 

Finally, the 2022 MXGP World Champion Tim Gajser just sent some news about his recovery, posting that he re-started riding the HRC Honda, which is of course fantastic news! 

See you in Latvia! 

David Luongo

CEO of Infront Moto Racing 

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Infront Moto Racing

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