16.6.2019

FINLAND IS BACK IN THE MXGP CALENDAR

KEGUMS (Latvia) - 15.6.2019

Youthstream and Finnish based Lahti Events are very pleased to announce that the FIM Motocross World Championship returns to Finland at KymiRing motor circuit in 2020.

Motocross has a great history in Finland with legendary World Champions. Last time MXGP visited Finland in 2014 providing a memorable event in Hyvinkää. The 2020 MXGP of Finland will be nothing less than outstanding event assuring both fans and riders the best of the MX spirit: friendship, courage, passion and respect for nature.

The brand new track which will host the 2020 MXGP of Finland will be built at KymiRing motor circuit, which is situated only 50 kilometers from Lahti and 140 kilometers from Helsinki. All the international MX fans travelling to Lahti will have the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable experience with the most characteristic elements of Finland: motorsports, friendly people, safe environment and nature with lakes and forests.

Daniele Rizzi, Chief Operating Officer of Youthstream:

"We are very happy to make an agreement with Lahti Events of the return of MXGP to this beautiful and innovative country. There is indeed a very innovative, ambitious, fan-oriented project behind the Finnish MXGP and we, like all parties involved, are eager to support it: it will definitely do good to the sport. This event will add a bit of Motocross fashion to the outstanding location of KymiRing which, thanks to Lahti Events’ choice of venue, will broaden its horizons to include the sport of Motocross in its program."

Kurt Ljungqvist, Managing Director of Finnish Motorcycling Federation:

"World Championship races have always a very special meaning when it comes to awareness of the sport. When the youth gets to see the stars of the motocross world championship race, it awakes an interest to try the sport and eventually they become our future champions. The return of the Finnish GP also creates good opportunities to make it to the highest level of the sport and serves as a good motivator to believe in success and reaching the World Championship level. Our motorcycling federation is very happy that Lahti Events has chosen to bring the highest level of motocross to the future heart of motorsport, the KymiRing circuit.”

Emilia Mäki, Managing Director of Koko Lahti:

"The MXGP of Finland in 2020 will be our first ever motocross race for our Lahti Events company at the KymiRing and with this event we will set the standards of this venue. As the event organizer in Lahti region, we can also guarantee that the events will have their presence regionally."

Finnish GP is also a home race of Ice1Racing team. Antti Pyrhönen, former motocross racer himself, is one of the internationally known faces of Finnish motocross and he is currently the Team Manager of Ice1Racing team, now called Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing owned by the F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen.

"The return of MXGP to Finland after several years is great news for our team, whose origins are in Finland and whose owner is Finnish, too. I’m sure that all the MX community, including teams and riders, will be also very excited to be back to Finland for an MXGP event.”

Photos: MXGP

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