The season opener of the FIM Motocross World Championship got underway today, on the Eurocircuit at Valkenswaard, in front of 25.000 spectators. It was a breathtaking day for the fans, who witnessed a great Josh Coppins win the MX1 Grand Prix of Benelux, and an incredibly fast Antonio Cairoli dominate the MX2 GP. The track conditions were dry, and the weather was sunny.
The reversed Eurocircuit at Valkenswaard (NED) was dry today, during the first day of action of the 2007 FIM Motocross World Championship. Weather conditions were sunny, and tomorrow it will be exactly the same. MX1 poleman Ken De Dycker (BEL, Honda) grasped his first pole position today, and will go for his first career win tomorrow. The MX2 qualifying races were won by 2006 MX2 World Champion Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), and 2006 runner up Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha).
When the KTM Red Bull Factory team rides out in Valkenswaard for the opening event of the 2007 MX GP season they will do it with an air of confidence, team solidarity and KTM machines that mean they are well equipped for continued success in the sport.
The FMX Awards were established in 2006 by Berlinièros Sports Agency to honor the world's best Freestyle Motocross riders. Annually it awards FMX sportspeople who have been outstanding during the previous year.
French Attack in Czech Republic / Romain Izzo wins NIGHT of the JUMPs in Liberec
The Freestyle Motocross season 2007 started Thursday evening in Liberec. 11 riders from eight countries started at the first ever NIGHT of the JUMPs in the Czech Republic. In the Tipsport Arena the riders fighted for the first points of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championships 2007.
The round of the MX1/MX2 Motocross World Championship scheduled in South Africa on July 15 will take place in Sun City (instead of Durban). The round of the MX3 World Championship scheduled in Reutlingen (Germany) on June 17 is cancelled and the venue of the MX3 round in Denmark is Randers.