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FIM Motocross to Mexico in 2012

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During the Monster Energy GP of USA at Glen Helen Raceway last weekend, Youthstream and the FIM announced the celebration of the Grand Prix of Mexico for the upcoming 2012 FIM Motocross World Championship season.

Former rider Mr. Sebastien Tortelli and Mr. Nicolás España Serrano will be the promoters of the third overseas GP of next season.

FIM vice-president Mr. Jorge Viegas opened the press conference by welcoming everybody to the Monster Energy Grand Prix of the USA and wishing everybody an excellent weekend at Glen Helen Raceway.

Mr. Giuseppe Luongo, Youthstream’s President, announced the agreement they reached to organize a GP in Mexico in 2012.

Giuseppe Luongo says: “We believe it is a very good step for the FIM Motocross World Championship to have a GP in Mexico, as it is a growing market and fits perfectly well in our calendar. There will be three Grand Prix’s based in the American continent and it would be possible either to go from USA to Mexico and then Brazil or vice versa.

‘It will also be a great opportunity for us to work again with Sebastien Tortelli after so many years and I hope to work together with him with the same success as we had in the past.”

Mr. Sebastien Tortelli presented the Grand Prix of Mexico as the promoter, together with Mr. Nicolás España. Mr. Tortelli explained that last year they organized the ‘World Celebrities Race’ in Guadalajara, South Mexico, where Stefan Everts raced, and they had a great success.

Sebastien Tortelli says: “the location of the GP is not yet decided, we have some options in mind and in a few months we will announce the final location of the race. It will probably be in the south of Mexico and our goal is to go somewhere safe, with international airports and possibly near the beach.”

Mr. Stephan Legrand was also present at the press conference, as he was in charge of the media side when they organized the ‘World Celebrities Race’ in Guadalajara last year. Mr. Legrand shared his experience organizing such event and he said that there is a lot of interest in Motocross racing in Mexico.

Dr. Wolfgang Srb (President of FIM/CMS) says: “It is very good news to have Mexico in next year’s calendar and extend the number of overseas Grand Prix of the FIM Motocross World Championship. We are all looking forward to it.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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