Beverly Hills, Calif. – Giuseppe Luongo of Youthstream held a dinner meeting in Beverly Hills, California, on Wednesday night, January 16, to announce Youthstream’s plans to run a FIM Grand Prix on U.S. Soil in 2009 and beyond.
The plan is that in 2009, a GP will be run at an undisclosed racetrack (although Luongo did indicate it’s east of the Mississippi) that, for clarity’s sake, we will refer to as “Track A.” In addition to the 2009 GP, Track A will be the location for the 2010 FIM Motocross of Nations and FIM Supermoto of Nations on the same weekend, while another track, referred to here as “Track B” will host the U.S. GP.
From 2011 and on, both Track A and Track B will have a Grand Prix one week apart from one another in the USA. In 2013 and 2016, the Motocross of Nations will return to the USA at Track A, in addition to the US GP at Tracks A and B.
Another part of the announcement was that Youthstream will be opening a U.S. office in the Los Angeles area within a couple of months. Although Luongo wouldn’t say who would be heading up the U.S. office, he did indicate that some of the people there are well-known in the U.S. MX industry.