David Luongo reveals riders’ reps are moving forward
In the recent MXGP magazine, David Luongo, CEO of Infront Moto Racing, revealed that following what happened during qualifying at the MXGP of France, there will be rider representatives in the paddock. At each Grand Prix, one MX2 rider and one MXGP rider will be assigned to exchange feedback with IMR and FIM officials over the weekend.
It started in Germany with Kay de Wolf and Mitch Evans being the allocated riders this weekend with Tom Vialle and Tim Gajser allocated in Indonesia. Both drivers will change per Grand Prix.
You can read the latest editorial from Luongo’s MXGP magazine below:
“Half the season is now behind us. After Spain, France and Germany, three events with the highest number of spectators of the season, we saw three different winners in the MXGP category with Maxime Renaux in Spain, Jeremy Seewer in France and Tim Gajser in Germany . TG243 widens its gap with Seewer as we head to Indonesia-Sumbawa, for the return of MXGP to this beautiful country after two years of COVID-19 restrictions. In MX2 we are going to have a great fight between Jago Geerts and Tom Vialle, who seem to be on another level this year.
A lot has been said in recent weeks after what happened at the French Grand Prix. Communication is always very important, so during the following days in Germany we met the manufacturers, the teams and the riders, and we were able to discuss many topics and we had the opportunity to talk with an open mind about MXGP. We agreed that at each Grand Prix, starting in Germany, there would be a rider from each class acting as the MXGP and MX2 representative to exchange feedback with the IMR officials and the FIM during the Grand Prix weekend.
It is important to mention again that Infront Moto Racing is the promoter of the MXGP World Championship and that during the last 2 years of the pandemic, our only effort, despite being in a very difficult financial situation, has been to organize a decent event and complete championship. We managed to deliver 18 races in 2020 and 19 in 2021 to allow the riders first, but also the mechanics, the media and the partners to be able to maintain their work and continue to follow this sport. The last two years have been terrible, but the sport has continued and in 2021 we have seen one of the most exciting seasons ever.
Now that the world is opening up again and we can welcome the public again, we also have to think about the organizers. Without them, it wouldn’t be a championship, without the fans who came to the events, motocross would still be an amateur sport, and without the Overseas Grand Prix, it would be a European Championship. It is true that we live in a very difficult time. Transport, flight and fuel costs are exploding, but we need to find solutions to keep moving forward and improving, as we have done in the past during Covid-19, one of the worst times for our sport.
We are now finalizing preparations in Sumbawa to deliver the best Grand Prix ever in Indonesia. MXGP is growing very quickly in Indonesia and the passion and investment of local authorities to build the track and facilities already shows that the event will be a great success. The track turned out to be one of the best of the season, with a lot of elevation.
I would like to thank the FIM, FIM Europe, all our organisers, MXGP partners, teams and riders for their collaboration”.
Pic: Motorcycle race in front