Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th December: Tracks closed. The rain up here in the hills keeps coming.

GP of the Decade

FIM MX World Champs 2015

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It might just happen, it might just turn out to be the best grand prix of the decade. The first European round of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship set for the Trentino circuit in the north of Italy has already sold-out 10 times over and more are coming.

Thousands upon thousands will arrive by airplane, cars, campers, trains and any other form of transport to witness the first sighting of American champion Ryan Villopoto in his quest to capture this year’s MXGP championship.

The job at hand isn’t an easy one as the European based riders want to show their muscle around this very tricky Italian circuit. Built on the side of beautiful mountains and resting alongside huge lakes MXGP of Trentino is more than just your typical grand prix. It’s a picture perfect showing of how beautiful the MXGP series is.

Many are saying it will reach MXoN proportions with crowd attendance. Expect the French and Germans to bring their air horns, the British to bring cases and cases of beer, the Italians with their passion and the Dutch, Belgian and Swedish fans will also be expected to bring some character this weekend.

If the racing lives up to what we expect there is a real possibility that this grand prix could be one of the best of the decade as far as atmosphere goes.

Five main players, in eight times world champion and defending MXGP champion Antonio Cairoli, defending Trentino GP winner and red-plate owner Clement Desalle, 2015’s double MXGP winner Max Nagl, nine times AMA champion Ryan Villopoto and the man many say is the fastest rider on hard-pack in the world Gautier Paulin (he also won a moto last year at Trentino and should have won both).

It doesn’t get any bigger than this and when you add around 30,000 to 40,000 spectators, then you are asking for a wild weekend of motocross.

This weekend is the very reason we all got into motocross in the first place. If you are not in Trentino this weekend, then you will be missing one of the most exciting and dramatic weekends in the sport history.

Author: 
Geoff Meyer
 
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