A Closer Look at the 2009 World Championship Calendars

FUNCHAL (PORTUGAL) – Following the announcement of the 2009 FIM Motocross, SuperMoto and Snowcross World Championship calendars promoter Youthstream’s President Mr. Giuseppe Luongo and FIM/CMS President Dr. Wolfgang Srb expressed positive comments about next year’s campaigns.

“Considering the difficult world economical moment, we continue to improve Motocross every year thanks to everyone’s work and the support of the sponsors, the television and the public,” Mr. Luongo said. 

“It is clear that if we want our sports to reach a new level, touch new fans and bring new riders it is fundamental to go to all the growing economical markets all over the world, aside from the USA and Europe the countries that sell the most bikes are China, India, Indonesia, Australia, Brazil and many other Asian countries. Looking at the Formula1 and MotoGP calendars we see clearly the tendency and direction of the future. It is our duty to follow the development of the world motorcycle market and give the possibility to fans from all over the world to not only be able to follow our sport on TV, internet and via magazines but also to give them the possibility to be present at the events. 

“We thank FIM for their clear vision in this direction, and to approve and support our work.  The calendars have now been presented and we are sure 2009 will be another year of great success and we hope also in the future to continue with these improvements,” ended Youthstream President Mr. Giuseppe Luongo.

"I am very excited about the 2009 calendars that Youthstream has presented to the FIM Congress. Top venues have been chosen to stage the prestigious events of the best Off-Road Championships in the world. Our premier series, MX1/2 will visit three continents, including Europe, North and South America as well as Africa. This is a very important step towards a really global FIM Motocross World Championship. 17 events will decide about the best riders on the planet,” continued FIM/CMS President Dr. Wolfgang Srb.

“The Women´s Motocross World Championship and the Veterans’ Motocross World Cup have gained a lot of momentum and will be staged together with MX1/2. The 16 rounds of the MX3 Motocross World Championship will again include one event in Chile.

“The highlight of the season will be without any doubt the FIM Motocross of Nations, staged in Franciacorta, Italy.

“The calendar of the FIM SuperMoto World Championship is again very promising with events on various European circuits. Pleven in Bulgaria, by far the best venue in the world, will again host the FIM SuperMoto of Nations.

“Youthstream works very hard on the promotion of the FIM World Championships. I give a lot of credit to Giuseppe Luongo and his staff for their great efforts in building up, together with the FIM, the sports we all love so much," ended Dr. Srb. 

Please find the calendars attached.  




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