Huge EMX entry list for Valkenswaard!
MONACO, (Principality of Monaco) 16 March 2016 – The first round of the 2016 European Championship EMX250 and EMX300 will kick off in the sand of Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, on March 27th and 28th.
This year both classes will be completely stacked, as 118 riders will line up to compete for EMX250 glory, while the EMX300 class has had a massive improvement in size and there will be 57 riders on the gate.
Mr. Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream stated: ‘The massive rider presence in all the European classes shows that Youthstream’s policy of investing in the youth Championships and in the MXGP Academy has been right. Every year many good riders go from the European Championships to the MX2 World Championship and then from MX2 to the prime MXGP class, the current MXGP leaders (Febvre and Gajser come from our youth Championships, and Roczen and Musquin, who took 1st and 2nd places at last weekend’s Supercross World Championship) also come from our youth Championships. We are extremely proud of the level of competition of our young riders and we continue to support them: this year all the European championship races will be broadcasted live on MXGP-TV.com. With all these fast youth coming up into MXGP the level of MXGP has become very high and at the last race there were 16 riders within 3 seconds and 11 riders within 2 seconds of each other. Without a doubt the MXGP Academy and the European Championships are the best Motocross youth programs in the world and from where the biggest number of talented professional riders come from.’
Dr. Wolfgang Srb, FIM Europe President said: ‘The European Motocross Championship is simply a story of success, since it is organized together with MXGP. The number of riders has increased, the competition has reached a top level and every year the best riders have a chance to move up to the World Championship. This is exactly how the “pyramid” has to work: from National Championships via the European Championship to the World Championship. I am very happy about the cooperation with Youthstream, which is a win – win situation for the parties involved. The live coverage of the European races is so important for the sport and will bring the European Motocross Championship to the next level.’
View the EMX250 entry list here.
View the EMX300 entry list here.