MONACO (Principality of Monaco) 24 March 2022 – Returning for a second season after a highly positive maiden campaign in 2021, rider registrations for the 2022 European Junior e-Motocross Series – co-created successfully between Infront Moto Racing and KTM AG – are now officially open. With all 40 places on the gate expected to sell out fast, parents and guardians of interested riders are encouraged to sign up now to secure a place on the start line for what’s set to be another exciting year of e-powered motorsport.
Unified by a shared mission to develop talented young racers, KTM AG and Infront Moto Racing joined forces just under 12 months ago to create the European Junior e-Motocross Series. The all-electric racing series proved to be incredibly popular in 2021 and for 2022 will once again be played out over five rounds alongside selected FIM Motocross World Championship events.
Beginning on May 29 at the MXGP of Spain, the European Junior e-Motocross Series will visit France and Germany, before drawing to a close with a two-day event at the MXGP of Czech Republic over the weekend of July 16-17. Retaining a proven race format, all 40 riders competing in the European Junior e-Motocross Series will take on a timed qualifying session to determine gate pick, followed by two races. At the conclusion of each round the top three riders overall will then climb onto the podium to celebrate their success.
To enter the series, all riders must be aged between 6-8 years old (age taken on January 1, 2022) and ride an electric-powered KTM SX-E 5, GASGAS MC-E 5 or Husqvarna EE 5, committing to racing at a minimum of three rounds. Successful entrants will then receive a special entry package consisting of branded merchandise dependant on the bike they own. For the eventual 2022 European Junior e-Motocross Series champion, an exclusive prize is on offer – a trip for two to the USA to attend the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations on September 25.
David Luongo, Infront Moto Racing CEO: “The partnership that was formed last year between Infront Moto Racing and KTM AG to create the European Junior e-Motocross Series has been really positive. We have received such enthusiastic feedback from the riders and their families, which has made all the hard work behind the scenes worthwhile. It’s a really exciting series that not only allows young riders the chance to compete alongside MXGP, but it allows the manufacturers, KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles, and GASGAS, to gain valuable information on their bikes being raced in a competitive environment. E-powered motorsport is evolving all the time and for Infront Moto Racing, it’s an important step to have this series running alongside the FIM Motocross World Championship.”
Florian Burguet, Vice President KTM Global Marketing: “The European Junior e-Motocross Series returns for 2022 and marks another exciting and positive step towards the future. For KTM AG and its brands, the introduction of this series, which was created alongside Infront Moto Racing last year, was a pivotal moment for all involved. It’s incredibly important because we can showcase the latest developments in e-powered technologies to a worldwide audience thanks to each round taking place alongside MXGP. As the global leader in the offroad market, we understand the importance of introducing younger racers into the sport of motocross and the European Junior e-Motocross Series is the perfect place for them to begin their racing careers.”
To discover everything there is to know about the European Junior e-Motocross Series and to secure a place on the start line, please visit – www.junioremotocross.com