MXGP OF FLANDERS IN LOMMEL EXTENDS CONTRACT FOR THREE MORE YEARS.
The Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Ernée proved to be the backdrop for several significant announcements, with one of the most notable being Infront Moto Racing’s announcement of a three-year contract extension for the iconic track of Lommel which will continue to host the MXGP of Flanders.
Lommel, situated at the heart of the motocross world and home to many teams, serves as a pivotal venue and similar to a home Grand Prix for most. Given the impressive track enhancements and innovations witnessed this season, the next three years promise a bright and thrilling future for Belgian and motocross fans worldwide.
Infront Moto Racing CEO David Luongo, alongside FIM/CMS Director Antonio Alia Portela took the stage to warmly welcome the MXGP of Flanders Organisers Johan Boonen, Ann Plas, and Jo de Munck, making this exciting announcement official. The guarantee of hosting a Grand Prix on the world’s most challenging sand track from 2024 to 2026 is indeed a significant announcement.
Infront Moto Racing CEO, David Luongo: “For all the motocross lovers, Lommel has a special part in the MXGP Calendar. First it’s in the heart of the motocross industry because many teams are based around the city. Second it now well known to be toughest and the most technical motocross track in the world. And this year I have to say, they organised the best Grand Prix of the season, so thanks to all the investment and collaboration we have together for many years, This GP has a big place in the MXGP Calendar. It’s with a great pleasure that we announced today the MXGP of Flanders for the next three years. It’s again a wonderful news for the MXGP World Championship, it’s very good news for Belgium, which has a fantastic generation coming with the riders we know very well now such as Liam Everts, the Coenen brothers, Lucas and Sacha and Jago Geerts who is coming up to the MXGP class. There are many years to come in the future and a great GP, to give them the platform and the scene to ride in the middle of Belgian fans. We are really proud to announce this renewal today, thank you.”.
FIM/CMS Director, Antonio Alia Portela: FIM/CMS Director, Antonio Alia Portela: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome the news to have Lommel in the MXGP Calendar for the next 3 years, which is probably the most talk-about track in the world because of its difficulty and technicality, it’s a special track. We have to be aware of the efforts that the organisers are doing to maintain the track as it is immensely difficult to keep it alive, and it is thanks to people like them that we can still ride in Belgium. Thank you very much for all your efforts and we wish you all the best for three years that are coming.”
Organisers of MXGP of Flanders Johan Boonen: “We are all very happy and thankful that we could receive the award for the Best MXGP Organisers this year and we are all very excited with the new contract so we’re going to push and keep this level for the next three years. We are happy to get that chance”