BUDDS CREEK, September 20, 2007 – Youthstream, the FIM Motocross World Championship and FIM Motocross of Nations commercial rights holder, and MediaZone, a leading global online broadcaster, today announced they will be offering LIVE and On Demand coverage of the 2007 Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations, set to take place in the scenic beauty of Budd’s Creek, Maryland, this upcoming September 22-23, 2007. MediaZone Moto will provide coverage of this premier “Olympics of Motocross,” the first time in 20 years this international event will take place in the United States.
Representing Team USA on their home turf will be renowned dare-devil riders Tim Ferry, Ryan Villopoto and SX-MX legend Ricky Carmichael as they fiercely contest for the most exclusive moto title in the world. Should Team USA be able to bring home victory at Budd’s Creek, a likely possibility given that they hold the most wins over Team Great Britain and Team Belgium, Carmichael has the chance to serve as a three-time winner of the Chamberlain Trophy and join motocross legends the likes of Jeff Stanton and Jeff Emig. Comprising 35 teams for this event, other world-class riders representing their countries will include MX1 World Champion Steve Ramon, Kevin Strijbos, Ken De Dycker, Ben Townley, Chad Reed and MX2 World Champion Antonio Cairoli.
“MediaZone continues to set the bar in online sports broadcasting with the most riveting MX event anticipated to date,” said Chris Ott, sports division director, MediaZone. “Our unprecedented coverage of the Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations, FIM Motocross World Championship, FIM SuperMoto World Championships and Minimoto SX has built a loyal fan base on MediaZone Moto, and now we are proud to offer our valued customers even more highlights and interactive features so that they feel as if they’re in the front row at the beginning of each epic heat in Budd’s Creek Motocross Raceway.”
The complete FIM Motocross & SuperMoto race seasons, which encompass the Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations event, is available exclusively online on MediaZone Moto due to their long-term partnership with Youthstream.
“We are very happy about the great work done by MediaZone and the very fair partnership,” said Giuseppe Luongo, Youthstream President. “Together we have brought the Motocross and SuperMoto to every home all over the world. The fans will enjoy receiving the Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations as we are already here on the circuit of Budds Creek.”
“To host this race is a lifetime dream. It is a pleasure seeing the AMA and FIM in complete harmony working with Youthstream which has raised the standards of professional Motocross and will hopefully introduce the USA to a higher level of professionalism in the presentation of racing,” said Jonathan Beasley, Budds Creek organizer. “Through MediaZone, it’s good that the worldwide public who cannot attend in person has the chance to watch history being made and the retirement of Ricky Carmichael’s outdoor career.”
Motorcycle enthusiasts can experience the 2007 Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations via the MediaZone Moto channel with LIVE and On Demand coverage with feature highlights from every race, rider bios, stats and courses and freestyle MX. MediaZone Moto is offering a special promotion for the Motocross of Nations with an All- Access Pass of $19.99, or now through September 23rd avid fans can purchase the All-Access Pass AND the 2008 FIM Season LIVE for the low cost of $39.99 (coupon code MOTO3999 at check out). MediaZone Moto channel annual subscription for $49.99 will include over 200 hours of LIVE and On Demand racing such as the 2006 Minimoto SX archives, 2005-2007 FIM SuperMoto and Motocross World Championships, and tv-produced highlights of the 2005- 2006 FIM Motocross and SuperMoto GPs.
To learn more about the 2007 Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations as well as other upcoming 2007 FIM SuperMoto events, such as the final Grand Prix of the season in Greece (October 21) available at MediaZone Moto go to: MediaZone.com/Moto. The Official Guide of the FIM Motocross World Championship is also available for download and well as information, photos and results online at http://www.motocrossMX1.com.
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Youthstream is the company that manages the exclusive television, marketing and promotional world wide rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM SuperMoto World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto of Nations, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the UEM Motocross European Championship and the UEM SuperMoto European Championship.