Italy has announced their rider line-up for Horsham Junior Worlds.
“On Sunday 26 August, the Australian Horsham track will host the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, the MX World Championship for youngsters in the 125cc, 85cc and 65cc classes. An event that evokes excellent memories for Italian fans: in 2017 the Azzurra Azzurra took the podium with a nice 3rd place and Gianluca Facchetti graduated 125cc World Champion.
In the next edition of the world competition, Italy will present at the start with three riders, one per category. The FMI Technical Commissioner, Thomas Traversini, has called:
Class Pilot Date of birth Motorcycles JMWC race number
125 cc Mattia Guadagnini 11/04/2002 Husqvarna 101
85 cc Andrea Viano 04/01/2004 KTM 8
65 cc Brando Rispoli 21/07/2007 KTM 217
Roberto Rustichelli (Coordinator of the Minicross Working Group) and the doctor Gianluigi Carloni will also be part of the expedition. The team will start on the Tuesday before the race and on Thursday 23rd August they will meet on the track 300 km north-west of Melbourne to become familiar with the layout and the bottom of the track. The soil will be medium-hard even if, given the winter season, it is expected of the mud and temperatures around 10-12 ° C. The track is flat with slight ups and downs.
Thomas Traversini, IMF Technical Commissioner: “We have issued the convocations taking into account the sporting results and, obviously, the age of the riders. In the 85cc it was really difficult to choose who to take to Australia because I believe that in the category there are several riders from the very similar level. For the calls, I took into account the constancy of the riders in addition to their speed. As for the opponents, the Junior World Championship is always an unknown factor because it is not possible to know all the riders considering their young age. In any case, I expect very good performances from Australia, Holland, Belgium, Denmark and France “.” Maglia Azzurra (magliazzurra.it).