International Italian Championship: The preview!
And then, all the Italian crowds will see, in “world premiere”, the exclusive start of this long confrontation, which can be considered “THE CHALLENGE OF THE CENTURY”!This year the calendar of the Internazionali MX has three Round, and the tracks selected reproduce an important test for the MXGP and MX2 riders. And just as significant it is for the teams, which have to test and gather information about the competitiveness of their machines. The demonstration of this is the long series of technical passes issued directly to the manufacturer, all, European and Japanese for their team members.
The location, as has been the case for several seasons, creating a perfect “Giro d’Italia”, which starts from Sardinia, on the now famous tremendous sandy track of Riola Sardo (OR), and then moved to “the continent.” First will land on the ups and downs of the beautiful Roman track of Malagrotta, always being base of the eight times world champion Tony Cairoli and the De Carli Team and finally into the hell of sand of the track “South-Milan”, the ultra-modern facility of Ottobiano (PV), where will be crowned the Champion of the Internazionali MX 2017.
There will be three categories in competition: the 125, reserved for the eighth of a litre of the youngest, the MX2 and the MX1; the latter two then will dispute the superfinals at the end of the day, those that where competing for the fabulous prize money: € 120,000.00 !!
Important technical note: the riders will test for the first time in the race, the grids introduced in the 2017 Regulation by F.I.M./Youthstream.
Long and prestigious, as every year, the list of starters for the entire Championship which kicks off with the first round from Riola Sardo (OR). The best of the World MXGP names, such as the World Champion in charge, Tim Gajser and his team mate in HRC Honda, Evgeny Bobryshev, reigning Champion of the Internazionali Elite class. In addition to the two HRC riders, there will also on track the two Honda of Alessandro Lupino and Valentin Guillod, riding the CRF 450 managed by Assomotor team. On the grid also the KTM Factory squadron, which will field all three riders: the eight-time World Champion Tony Cairoli, his teammate Glenn Coldenhoff, the three-time world champion in MX2 Jeffrey Herlings and the rider of the Marcheti team, Jose Butron. To defend the colours of the Yamaha Factory there will be the two official riders of the Rinaldi team, Romain Febvre, MXGP World Champion 2015, and Jeremy Van Horebeek, the MX1 Champion of the 2016 Internazionali, in addition to the 2008 MX1 World champion David Philippaerts, riding the YZF 450 managed by its own team. On track even the Husqvarna of the Team Ottobiano, with the two experienced riders Leok Tannel and Rui Gonçalves and the Slovenians Irt and Gercar and a large patrol of Italian riders.
In MX2 class, the reigning champion, Michele Cervellin, will ride the 250 factory bike managed by HRC and will have to contend with the TM Factory rider, Samuele Bernardini, who will lead the patrol of the challengers on the Italian bike. On track we will have also the factory Yamaha prepared by Kemea Team, with Brent Van Doninck and Benoit Paturel and the young gun Roan Van De Moosdijk of the DP19 team. KTM will field its two race drivers Pauls Jonass and Jorge Prado, besides the Dutch trio of HSF Logistics team, formed by Davy Potijes, Brian Boogers and Calvin Vlaanderen. The young Italian talent Joakin Furbetta will also take part to the series, alongside with the rider of the team Marchetti, Ivo Monticelli and Davide Cislaghi, all on KTM, while the Spanish Larranaga will debut on the Husqvarna of the Ottobiano Team.
In 125 the group of young Italians is very numerous; with Raffaele Giuzio, Andrea Zanotti and Alessandro Facca, just some of the names that will be at the start with the KTMs, but with Husqvarna there will be Alessandro Manucci and Gianluca Facchetti, ready to battle for the title of the lite class, challenging the many foreigners riders present at the start.
Great media coverage will be given to the three races, with the best of the national and international press on track, the coverage of the biggest national sports newspapers like Corriere dello Sport Stadio and the Gazzetta dello Sport, as well as the live streaming of the MX2, MX1, 125cc. and Elite races for a total of 3 and a half hours. Plenty of information will be given through the web and social media.
SDV, company in the forefront in the production of motor vehicles saddles that meet specific requirements and stated certifications is the title sponsor of the Internazionali d’Italia MX 2017 series. Having been the supplier of the first equipment of BMW, Ducati, Husquarna, KTM e MV Agusta, SVD is the technological descendant of Selle Dalla Valle Srl, a Company born in 1970, from which it has based all the necessary experience in order to become one of the European leaders in the sector.