We are now just over a week away from the MXGP season finale in Imola, Italy after 19 rounds of FIM Motocross World Championship racing. Today a presentation press conference was held at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo & Dino Ferrari for the upcoming MXGP of Italy which it will host.
The presentation was made to onsite national and local media along with Imola City council, local police, representatives of the Italian federation (FMI), Formula Imola, the local organizer for the event.
Speaker of the Autodromo, Boris Casadio, hosted the event with guests Uberto Selvatico Estense the President of Formula Imola, WMX Rider Kiara Fontanesi, World SBK Rider Marco Melandri,and Maurizio Lelli, the Assessor of Sport and Events for the City of Imola on stage while Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Antonio Cairoli and Jorge Prado joined from home via Skype from their training sessions.
The guests on stage shared their excitement to have the last stop of the 2018 Championship at the famous Italian circuit. Kiara Fontanesi expressed her joy to be racing close to home and in front of the Italian crowd for the final round where she will go for another WMX title. Jorge Prado, who will be fighting for his first ever MX2 title in just over a week mentioned that he will have busses of fans coming from Spain to see him participate in the event.
Ending with an aperitif the guests and media made a visit to the track giving many their first look at the track building where 25,000 cubic meters of soil has been moved in 11 days by more than 250 people working onsite.
Also highlighted was the fact that the venue hosted international motocross over 70 years ago and next Friday, prior to the GP, a gallery of 80 vintage bikes and photos will be inaugurated including the bike of Imola native and 1999 500cc World Champion Andrea Bartolini.
Tickets are available now and will remain online through Friday 28th for this special event. Don’t miss your chance to purchase yours, click HERE https://imola.motocross-tickets.com/en/22541-mxgp-of-imola/