AFYON (Turkey) 8 September 2019 - The penultimate round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship has just wrapped up in Afyon and together with the absolute intense racing moments, the 2019 MXGP of Turkey, after being awarded as best infrastructure of the calendar in 2018,once again provided outstanding facilities, put in place numerous activities and confirmed the important partnership and cooperation the Organizer of the event and the local authorities have with Youthstream.
The MXGP of Turkey today was visited by several official representatives, who since Friday have been attending the event welcoming both the public and the MXGP Paddock to Afyon such as Governor of Afyonkarahisar Mustafa Tutulmaz, Deputies Of Afyonkarahisar Veysel Eroglu, Ibrahim Yurdunuseven and Ali Özkaya, Deputy Of Sakarya and multi-time Supersport World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu and Mayor of Afyonkarahisar Mehmet Zeybek among many other official delegates from the municipality of Afyonkarahisarand Parliament showing the big support the authorities give to the MXGP of Turkey.
Besides, as of 2019 the MXGP of Turkey was included as a project supported by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, just in the second season Afyon is hosting the FIM Motocross World Championship and to strengthen the Ministry’s commitment today Youth and Sport Minister Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu was present onsite to witness the main day of the MXGP of Turkey and he expressed how this event fulfilled the Ministry’s expectations.
The Minister visited the MXGP Facilities together with local politicians and took the occasion to meet Youthstream CEO David Luongo, FIM Europe President Martin De Graaff, FIM/CMS Director Antonio Alia Portela, TMF President Bekir Yunus Ucar and Organizer of the MXGP of Turkey Mahmut Nedim Akulke at the VIP Gold Skybox of Afyon during the MXGP second race. At the end of the race the Top three MXGP Riders had the honour to meet the Youth and Sport Minister as he awarded the MXGP Podium on stage.
The 2019 MXGP of Turkey showed once again the outstanding cooperation among Youthstream, the local Authorities, the Turkish Federation and the local Organizer while the attendance of the Ministry of Youth and Sport highlighted the rising interest in Turkey for the Motocross World Championship.
Main Photo: Youthstream CEO David Luongo, Youth and Sport Minister Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu, FIM Europe President Martin De Graaff, TMF President Bekir Yunus Ucar
Bottom Photo: Youth and Sport Minister Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu & Jeffrey Herlings
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