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Maggiora to hold retro international in April

The legendary Maggiora track in Italy is back and will host a two-day event for old-school bikes on April 17-18. It is the first international vintage motorcycle championship officially recognised by FIM Europe, the European Motorcycle Federation, says organisers FXAction Group.

The event will be run alongside the Italian motocross championship on the track that has hosted many GPs and MX des Nations, including the classic 1986 event won by team USA. It’s a fitting return for the circuit which in recent years faced closure.

There will be classes for Evo, Super Evo and Open for bikes over 350cc. For 2021, the championship will just be this event but the organisers aim for it to grow in future.

“This is clearly a first experiment,” says organiser Mario Volpe. “But I am proud that Italy is the promoter of the first international championship in the world of vintage motocross”.

“Vintage motorcycling has huge numbers of riders that do not exist in any other nation. It was not easy to design regulations suitable for both European level competition and an Italian championship one, but in the end we succeeded and now I can’t wait for the race.

“Maggiora is one of the most important tracks in the history of world motocross and returning to racing with vintage motorcycles on such a facility is extraordinary. In my opinion all the tracks of the Italian vintage championship should have important history. It is an objective we will work towards for the future .”

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