David Luongo on points for Saturday qualifying races

Speaking in his editorial for MXGP magazine, CEO of Infront Moto Racing, David Luongo, has explained the latest change in MXGP that will see points awarded in the MXGP and MX2 Saturday qualification races.

David said: “In my last editorial I already talked about some changes concerning the increase of freight allocation for the overseas races and the entry fee reduction for the Wild card riders, but January was also a month of innovation and changes for us, in particular on the regulations. Together with the FIM and the Manufacturers Association, we decided to implement a new points system for the very popular Qualification Race of Saturday for the MX2 and the MXGP categories. Some years ago, we were the first motorsport promoter to introduce this Saturday Race with the target to give a bigger interest to the Saturday program on the Grand Prix Weekend and to enlarge the actions for the fans. From Argentina, the top 10 will score points during this Sprint race starting from 10 points for the winner, 9 points for the second and so on …

“After the MXGP Sprint race we will organize a Paddock show on a bright new structure to talk with the winners and some special guests with the public. The result of the Sprint race will continue to give the starting grid of Sunday Grand Prix races. Another big novelty for 2023 will be the qualifications for the MXGP class in case more than 40 riders are entering the GP. This change will allow any wild card rider to participate to the MXGP category and try to be qualified for the GP program.”

David also explained calender changes for the end of the season and MXoN so it suits both MXGP and AMA season schedules: “In January, we had to modify the end of the season’s calendar and the date of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in France – Ernée to the 7/8 of October. First of all, I want to thank the Motoclub of Ernée for their efforts to change the date and the FFM for their support. It was very important for us to do our best to keep a logic on the different calendars of our sport. We have a great collaboration with the American promoters, MX Sport and Feld, and to be able to offer the best MXoN ever, it was primordial to align our different calendars. I strongly believe that a great collaboration among all the parties is bringing our sport to a higher and brighter future. In result of this change of date, we have to guaranty that the best riders of all the Nations will be able to participate to most important Off Road event of the year, for the biggest pleasure of the fans!”

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