ASSEN (Netherlands) 28 September 2019 – The 73rd Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, which takes place inside the cathedral of speed of Assen, in the Netherlands, was the best possible place for an announcement destined to mark a new chapter in the history of Motocross. The best riders in the world will return to race on Maggiora’s dirt in 2020. After having presented a new completely project, re-examined in every detail and submitted to the V.I.A. (Environmental Impact Assessment), obtaining a favorable opinion, sports activities are expected to resume shortly and will include various innovations, adding to motocross also cycling activities, becoming an important resource for the region, creating activities with low environmental impact, developing the tourism and the local economy. The rising of Maggiora, as the venue for 2020 Italian Grand Prix, is the starting point for writing together with Youthstream, the FIM and the FMI new unforgettable pages of the most beautiful sport in the world: Motocross.
Youthstream CEO David Luongo: “We are very proud to bring back the MXGP World Championship to Maggiora for the 2020. This place has always been linked with very special moments in the motocross history. Every fan still remember the 1986 Motocross of Nations when the American Dream Team won the Chamberlain trophy. When MXGP came back in 2013 to Maggiora it has been one of the biggest successes of the season and we have no doubt that the future will be bright for this event. I would like to thank Stefano Avendero and all his team for the efforts put into this project towards the last years, their passion for Motocross and the FMI for supporting MXGP.”
FMI President Giovanni Copioli: “We all know how much Maggiora is important for Italian and international Motocross. I'm really satisfied about the MXGP return in a such great location liked by fans and riders and very important for the territory. I want to thanks Youthstream and Stefano Avandero for their engagement in this project. The Italian Motorcycling Federation supports this kind of initiatives, and now we can wait for the great emotions of the 2020 MXGP of Italy."
A Sport Group President Stefano Avandero: “It is with great pride that I can announce that Maggiora Park has obtained the favorable opinion of the VIA project (Environmental Impact Assessment) presented and that the last procedures are finally being completed. Thinking that after three long years, the activity can restart, is a great feeling. We are organizing a very efficient and qualified team that, with good planning, will help me to make Maggiora great again. The various local institutions, such as the Province and the Municipality, have been vital to reach this great goal, as has the support of YouthStream, the FIM and the Italian Motorcycle Federation. The Maggiora Park will also have another great goal realizing various paths dedicated to both "E-Bike" and muscular MTBs, over the whole area, including passages on the motocross track that throughout the year will be available for these disciplines. I also have in mind many other projects that will be part of a new great chapter of the history of Maggiora.”