RIDERS KICK OFF THE MXGP OF PORTUGAL WITH CULTURE AND CAMARADERIE IN AGUEDA

AGUEDA (Portugal) 3 may 2023 – Today marked the kickoff of the MXGP of Portugal with a Media Event hosted by local organizers at the Museu Etnográfico da Região do Vouga in Águeda.

Head of Sustainability, Tourism, and Climate Action Division Célia Laranjeira along with Tourism Area Manager Joana Coutinho led a group of riders including Team HRC's Tim GajserMonster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team’s Thibault Benistant and Rick ElzingaRed Bull KTM Factory Racing Liam Everts and Sacha CoenenNestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Lucas CoenenRed Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Simon Laengenfelder, both Monster Energy Triumph Factory Racing riders, Camden McLellan and Mikkel Haarup, TEM JP253 KTM Racing Team’s Jan Pancar, Bike It Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jack Chambers and Bobby Bruce, F&H Racing Team’s Quentin Prugnieres, BUD Racing Kawasaki’s Mathis Valin and Team Leoparden Racing’s Leopold Ambjornson along with local Portuguese riders such as Luís Outeiro and Afonso Gomes.

     

The event started with a photo of the riders in front of the typical Portuguese house. The guided tour then began and was a great moment for the group of riders to connect with the past through the historical museum, typical of the history of the region. While they were able to learn some facts about the region’s history, they were also able to display try on their musical talents, and enjoy the musical room of ancient instruments in a great and relaxed atmosphere.

     

Following the tour, the riders and their teams indulged (but not too much) in tasting Portuguese delicacies, including some specific to the city of Águeda, to finish this fun and joyful tour of the Museu Etnográfico da Região do Vouga em Águeda. 

Now, having bonded over culture and camaraderie, the riders are set to shift their focus entirely to the MXGP of Portugal and on a full racing day in Agueda that promises to display some intense and spectacular races

 

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