The following is a press release from KTM:
KTM is hip and ready to make the buzz on the biggest international motocross scene with the all-new European Junior E-Motocross series which will debut in Mantua, Italy, and the 74th edition of the Motocross of Nations this weekend. end.
The most prestigious annual event in off-road motorcycle racing is famous for bringing fans together under their national flags to support the three fastest riders from their selected country. The Motocross of Nations has been fighting a “best of the best” battle for over seven decades and will welcome and highlight potential heroes for years to come with an exciting new category of junior electric racing. The European Junior E-Motocross Series is a revolutionary five-round competition and will celebrate its international launch in the sands of the Tazio Nuvolari circuit in Mantua, Italy.
In short, the initial invitation will bring nearly 40 of the fastest and hungryest kids into the perfect learning environment, many of whom will be riding KTM’s mighty electric minicycle: the KTM SX-E 5. Nations with the national teams, the bikes and the whole show vibe is definitely something that will be memorable for any impressionable biker!
Among the junior riders coming to Italy is Jagger Maddison, the youngest son of famous stunt motorcyclist Robbie. The Australian is already aware of the performance of the KTM SX-E 5 and is now ready to show his courage under the watchful eyes of the international community of pros and fans.
The KTM SX-E 5 is expected to be the most prominent motorcycle in Mantua for what will be an educational introduction to elite racing tracks as well as a learning experience in front of an international audience. The European Junior E-Motocross Series will then join the 2021 FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship during the next four rounds in Germany, France and Spain (a double program). The KTM SX-E 5 has a host of premium and innovative features, such as the adjustable subframe that allows the bike to “grow” with the kids. WP XACT suspension, a lightweight chromoly steel frame and 907Wh of stored energy that allows up to two hours of driving.
At the end of the season, all riders participating in the entire European Junior E-Motocross Series will be able to enjoy a three-day training camp with a KTM world championship team and the EMXE Junior Series champion will earn his choice of a KTM off. -road bike.
Florian Burguet, Vice-President KTM Global Marketing:
“The European Junior E-Motocross Series is not only a fabulous opportunity to allow young people to see and feel what it is like to be part of a top level championship, but also to show what our mini electric motocross bikes can do. It’s amazing that we can give the riders the chance to take him to the Mantua track and be part of an occasion like the Motocross of Nations and then really participate in the championship during the Grands Prix. We love racing and EMXE Junior is all about welcoming new kids, new names and new faces to this special world. This is a big problem for the Group, and we hope that the riders and their families can have fun, learn and experience something new and unique in international motocross.
David Luongo, CEO of Infront Motor Racing:
“When we spoke with KTM AG about the creation of the European Junior E-Motocross Series, we were excited to be able to bring this proven electric technology to the MXGP and then to be able to perform the international launch in Mantua. It doesn’t get much bigger. or better than the Motocross of Nations. With KTM we know that the competition will be top notch in terms of organization and ensure the best and safest learning experiences for children. This is an important and new addition to our racing structure and much appreciated. We can’t wait to see the bikes and the kids in the sand in Italy.
Round 1, launch / initiation event: Motocross of Nations, Mantua, Italy – September 25-26
Round 2, German Grand Prix, Teutschenthal – October 2-3
Round 3, French Grand Prix, LaCapelle Marival – October 9-10
Round 4, Spanish Grand Prix, Arroyomolinos – October 16
Round 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Arroyomolinos – October 17
More information can be found at www.junioremotocross.com.