The MXGP of Italy, scheduled on June the 17 2018, will be held in Ottobiano and will be called MXGP of Lombardia after Youthstream agreed with Stefano Avandero, who ran the GP at Maggiora which is now not being used.
In 2017 Ottobiano had one of the best battles of the season between Tony Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings and was also awarded as the best paddock at the 2017 MXGP Awards. The goal for 2018 is to improve the venue even more.
With the MXGP of Lombardia, there will be three Italian rounds next season, starting with the MXGP of Trentino held in Pietramurata on April the 8th, the MXGP of Lombardia in Ottobiano, and the newly named MXGP of Italy held at the famous Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari in Imola as the last round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship.
Nine-times world champ Cairoli said: ‘Ottobiano is one of my favourite tracks, sandy and technical, where last year I achieved a GP win in front of thousands of fans coming from throughout the whole country to support us, the same fans I expect to see there in 2018!’
2018 FIM MXGP / MX2 MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR
|4 March||PATAGONIA – ARGENTINA||Neuquen|
|18 March||EUROPE (NL)||Valkenswaard|
|25 March||LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA (ESP)||Redsand|
|8 April||TRENTINO (I)||Pietramurata|
|3 June||GREAT BRITAIN||Matterley Basin|
|10 June||FRANCE||St Jean d’Angély|
|17 June||LOMBARDIA (I)||Ottobiano|
|1 July||INDONESIA||Pangkal Pinang|
|8 July||ASIA (INDONESIA)||Semarang|
|22 July||CZECH REPUBLIC||Loket|
|16 September||THE NETHERLANDS||Assen|
|7 October – Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations – USA, Red Bud|
|26 August – FIM JUNIOR MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Australia, Horsham|