One name that comes to mind when you think of Foxhill back in the 90s: Alessio Chiodi. The promoters of VMXdN Foxhill are excited to announce that with the support of Yamaha Racing Heritage Club, three-time world champion Alessio “Chicco” Chiodi will race at the VMXdN Foxhill 2023! Chiodi will return to the legendary Foxhill Grand Prix circuit near Swindon to race at the August bank holiday weekend (24th–28th).
Chicco was a legend on the 125s, winning the world championship three times on the bounce in 1997, 1998 and 1999, not to forget he also won the MXdN that same year and was part of the winning team again in 2002. The very cool and laid-back Italian is always a crowd favourite. His brilliant attitude and fierce racing mentality make him an easy guy to root for. Foxhill was always one of his favourite tracks, as the events held there were always a highlight on the race calendar.
And the big news doesn’t stop there. Not only is Chicco coming to VMXdN Foxhill to race, but he will also be accompanied by 1984 (and the first Italian to win) 125 world champion Michele Rinaldi!
Michele was well known as a hard-charging racer, but his career as a team owner brought many world championships, firstly with Suzuki, then Yamaha factory teams for many years, helping names such as Bobby Moore, Alessandro Puzar, Andrea Bartolini, Stefan Everts, David Philippaerts and Romain Febvre to world championships.
And there’s more…
The Rinaldi team are preparing a Factory equipped 1993 Yamaha YZ250 for Chiodi to race.
Thanks to Crescent Yamaha (who also runs the Pata Yamaha Prometeon WSBK team) for helping to put this together, they are a massive supporter of the VMXdN and, for 2023, have introduced YRHC to the event as a partner. The promoters of VMXdN Foxhill have indicated more exciting news about this to be announced in the coming weeks!
VMXdN Foxhill is a truly international race, with riders from across the globe lining up. They also have the creme de la crème of the British talent all doing battle on twenty-year-old plus two strokes at the most widely talked about UK MX event.
It’s an event not to be missed!
To grab your tickets to the most prestigious vets mx event that is VMXdN Foxhill, visit https://vmxdnfoxhill2023.eventbrite.co.uk
Saturday, Sunday, Weekend passes and camping tickets are available. The weekend starts when the gates open at noon GMT on Thursday, August 24th.