MXGP Back in Ottobiano for 2018

Courtesy of Youthstream

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MONACO (Principality of Monaco) 7 December 2017 – Youthstream is proud to present the previously announced MXGP of Italy, scheduled on June the 17th 2018, will be held in Ottobiano and will be called MXGP of Lombardia (I).

Youthstream confirmed the agreement with local Organizer, Stefano Avandero, already organizer at Maggiora, until 2021 whom just founded the new company: A Sport Groups, where Avandero is the unique owner.

In 2017 Ottobiano was the stage of one of the best battles of the season between Cairoli and Herlings and was also awarded as the best paddock at the 2017 MXGP Awards. The goal for 2018 is to improve the venue even more and to let the thousands of fans enjoy the event at high quality standards.

With the MXGP of Lombardia the Italian rounds will be a total of 3 next season, starting with the MXGP of Trentino held in Pietramurata on April the 8th, the now announced MXGP of Lombardia held in Ottobiano, after the success of its MXGP debut in 2017, and the newly named MXGP of Italy held at the famous Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari in Imola as the last round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship.



Vice President of Youthstream David Luongo said: “After the fantastic success in 2017, the FIM MXGP World Championship will come back to Ottobiano for the MXGP of Lombardia. Youthstream is very pleased with the collaboration with Mr.Avandero and Mr.Gualini, we share the same passion of Motocross and we thank them for their investment in the sport. On the other hand, the fans will be able to enjoy the world class facilities of the venue, a panoramic view on the track, very close to the action, and the Italian Tifosi will come to support their hero, Antonio Cairoli”

“Bringing MXGP to Ottobiano in 2017 was a big challenge and eventually it was a big success I must say” – Stefano Avandero stated, “Together with the Staff that I’ve been working with for years, I’m working for a better outcome every year, and I’m so proud to have 2 Italian World Champions coming to Ottobiano in 2018: Antonio Cairoli and Kiara Fontanesi, 14 World titles together”

“We are very pleased to host the FIM Motocross World Championship again” – Luca Gualini from Ottobiano Motorsports said, “The event in 2017 was very positive and I have to thank Youthstream and Stefano Avandero for the renewed trust in Ottobiano Motorsport but also to the local institutions that are very available and work together with us to organize the event. Also this year the event will be great and this will help the visibility of our territory of Pavia and for our Region Lombardia.”

Antonio Cairoli, 9-time World Champion, shared his thoughts: ‘Ottobiano is one of my favorite tracks, sandy and technical, where last year I achieved a GP win in front of thousands of fans coming from throughout the whole country to support us, the same fans I expect to see in 2018 there!’

 

Youthstream is also proud to announce the online pre sales for the event are open with tickets at a discounted price: More details HERE

Watch the Video Teaser HERE

 

Please find here below the updated 2018 Calendar

2018 FIM MXGP / MX2 MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR

DATE COUNTRY GRAND PRIX VENUE
4 March PATAGONIA – ARGENTINA Neuquen
18 March EUROPE (NL) Valkenswaard
25 March LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA (ESP) Redsand
8 April TRENTINO (I) Pietramurata
15 April PORTUGAL Agueda
1 May RUSSIA Orlyonok
13 May LATVIA Kegums
20 May GERMANY Teutschenthal
3 June GREAT BRITAIN Matterley Basin
10 June FRANCE St Jean d’Angély
17 June LOMBARDIA (I) Ottobiano
1 July INDONESIA Pangkal Pinang
8 July ASIA (INDONESIA) Semarang
22 July CZECH REPUBLIC Loket
5 August BELGIUM Lommel
12 August SWEDEN Uddevalla
19 August SWITZERLAND Frauenfeld/Gachnang
2 September TURKEY Afyon
16 September THE NETHERLANDS Assen
30 September ITALY Imola
7 October – Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations – USA, Red Bud
26 August – FIM JUNIOR MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Australia, Horsham

 

Click HERE to download the 2018 updated calendar including the support classes in PDF format.

 

 

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One Reply to “MXGP Back in Ottobiano for 2018”

  1. Sharon Cox: Media Film New Zealand.
    This is great, awesome news.

    In August 2017, we travelled from New Zealand to Parma, Italy to Film a production on Italian Women Motocross World Motocross Champion 5x Kiara Fontanesi.

    Kiara was extremely generous with her time for filming, and we spent 3 days filming the story at her home base in Parma and at 2 practice sessions at near-by Motocross tracks.

    We spent half a day at Ottobiano MX track and filmed Kiara training prior to the Final 2 Rounds of WMX which took place 2 weeks later.

    This is link on the film on Kiara Fontanesi and subsequent link on film as wrap to Kiara’s WMX 2017 Championship season.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11d36NzXS4U
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oQgUsAIrV0&t=2s

    Please feel free to share and I look forward to future communications on opportunity to Film at Italian MXGP Rounds.

    Best Regards, Sharon Cox

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