Courtesy of Sharon Cox
FIM Motocross World Championship growth of rider talent is remarkable design of deliberate incorporation of youth MX Championship Series within premier MXGP-MX2 Championship Series.
Initiated by Youthstream in 2011, European Motocross Championships 125cc and 250cc provided young-up-coming riders an opportunity to test their ability, gain valuable experience racing on MXGP track/venues and profile their talent to Media, industry and fans.
With gates spilling over to 100 plus riders at EMX 125cc, 250cc Rounds over the years, the success of the EMX Championships has proved to be THE stepping stone to race premier MXGP-MX2 classes.
Jordi Tixier, Romain Febvre, Tim Gaiser, Pauls Jonas have all gained FIM World MX Championship Titles racing the tier system, supported at entry level through EMX 65cc, 85cc and latter 300cc classes to present day.
Objectives in mind to elevate racing for youth riders within Europe’s Motocross World Championships has been logistics on race schedule, catering of increased rider numbers, managing track conditions with x number more classes per GP. A far step outside traditional format of 2 MX1 and MX2 motos on one day.
More so, Youthstream have broadened scope on enabling future sport success by embracing Brand/Distributor association within committed-long-term-development of Motocross talent with most recent YZ125 bLU cRU Cup.
39 GYTR bike riders gained massive exposure with 2 races slotted in MXGP Final Round, Imola, Italy with top 3 podiums spread over 3 Nationalities: Swiss, Great Britain and Denmark. Prize: invitation to bLU cRU Masterclass over 3 days with Yamaha Ambassadors Arnaud Tonus and Kiara Fontanesi.
To put in perspective on Youthstream/MXGP evolvement on growth of MX talent witness 2018 MXGP Final Round Race Schedule over 2 days:
All of above is most definitely moving the sport forwards for Motocross Championships world-wide.