Everything is ready at Ottobiano to let the starting gates of the second round of the Internazionali d’Italia EICMA Series drop! Despite the difficult weather conditions and the heavy snowfall in the night between Thursday and Friday, track, paddocks and car parks, are ready to welcome Motocross fans tomorrow. In the paddock of Ottobiano, under the tents of the private and official teams, there was great excitement throughout the day, with a great coming and going of technicians and mechanics setting the last things, before storing the bikes inside of trucks and vans, from where they will come out tomorrow to surf the Lombard sand, for now smooth and flat but that tomorrow will become a hell after the first practice sessions. The partnership between the Internazionali d’Italia MX and the most important two-wheeler event in the world continues in this second round and continues Road to EICMA, the ideal route through the stages of the Internazionali d’Italia and other events related to the off-road world, started in Riola, which will lead up to the 2019 edition of the exhibition to be held at the Milan fair from 7 to 10 November.
Today, challenging the difficult weather conditions, the final touches have been given to the challenging sandy track set up near by south Milan; There are over 200 riders from all over the world, enrolled in the three classes in the race, that will battle tomorrow to conquer first the 24MX pole position and then a place on the second podium of the year. Tony Cairoli (KTM Red Bull Factory Racing), will be called to defend the leadership in the MX1 and Supercampione classes, with Tim Gajser (Honda HRC), Brian Bogers (Honda HRC), Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Factory), Arminas Jasikonis ( Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory), Gautier Paulin (Monster Energy Wilvo MXGP), Arnaud Tonus (Monster Energy Wilvo MXGP), Alessandro Lupino (Gebben Van Venrooy Kawasaki), Benoit Paturel (Gebben Van Venrooy Kawasaki) and Max Nagl (TM) ready to make it hard, also because of the bad flu that hit the nine time wold Champion during the week. Jorge Prado (KTM Red Bull Factory Racing) is also looking for confirmation after Riola’s good victory and Mattia Guadagnini (Madii Racing), Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda HRC), Michele Cervellin (SM Action Yamaha), Mitchel Evans (Honda 114 Motorsport) ), Zachary Pichon (Honda 114 Motorsport), Maxime Renaux (SM Action Yamaha), Davy Pootjes (F & H Kawasaki), just to mention some of the names in the race tomorrow, will do everything to take points to the MX2 reigning Campion. Also the boys of the 125 class, leaded by Andrea Bonacorsi (Celestini Junior KTM), winning of the opening round in Sardinia all be ready to fight.
Appointment with the Internazionali d’Italia EICMA Series then for Sunday 3 February on the track of Ottobiano (PV) and for those who can not be there in person, live streaming from 13.40 on www.offroadproracing.it The LIVE will start with the MX2 class, followed by the MX1, the 125 and the final race of the Supercampione class.