If you know motocross, then you know the name Stefan Everts. 10 times World MX Champion. Stefan is from Belgium, and currently works with the Red Bull KTM race team.
Stefan puts on a race … however it is much more than a race! It is a very unique and fun event! This year marks the eighth annual “Everts and Friends Charity Race”. Below is the official info from Stefan and his team that help put on the event. This event has many unique features to it, and this year – Formula One World Champion Kimi Raikkonen will be on hand. Read on …
Sunday, July 21, 2013 – National Day – will see the 8th edition of the ‘Everts & Friends Charity Race’, a unique motocross and cyclocross event for charity, take place on the circuit of Horensbergdam in Genk.
Kimi Räikkönen, former Formula 1 World Champion (2007) and currently third in the F1 World Championship standings, will be the special guest at this years event. Räikkönen, who almost won the German F1 Grand Prix last weekend is excited to make the event – but even more excited is Stefan Everts.
Stefan says “It is a unique opportunity for the spectators to meet Kimi in person. Moreover, he will be on a dirt bike and will join our ‘Cyclo MX Race’ and team up with a Belgian cyclo-cross rider. He will also join our signing session – this is truly unique and a first for our country.” In preparation for ‘Everts & Friends’ event Räikkönen, who owns the Ice One Racing MX Team, has put in a few days of training in Finland with our ten times world champion.
There will also be an amazing line up of motocross stars. Besides the world champions Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings, almost the entire Belgian MX1 top will be present: Ken De Dycker, Kevin Strijbos, Jeremy Van Horebeek, Joel Roelants, Johan Boonen, Mike Verstraeten, Nick Triest and Danny Theybers and ofcourse Stefan Everts himself. French MX1 sensation, Gautier Paulin will complete a top list of international riders including Jordi Tixier, Glen Coldenhoff, Dean Ferris, Xavier Boog, Rui Goncalves, Petar Petrov, Eric Sorby, Maria Franke, Antti Pyrhönen, …
The program will be filled with classes for “Mini’s” (50cc and 65cc), ‘Future Stars’ (85cc), ‘GP Stars’ (MX1/MX2/WMX), ‘Fun Bikes’ (mopeds/scooters) and ‘Golden Heroes’ (old timers). Plus the ‘relay motocross-cyclocross’ race where alternating a star from motocross and cyclocross will take to the circuit Liam Everts, the son of Stefan Everts, will start in the new Junior Stars’ class.
Also next to the track there will be plenty to do. The paddock and team trucks will be complimented by a covered exhibition with (famous) classic dirt bikes, children’s entertainment (jumping castle, obstacle course, trampolines, face painting, clowns, mini quads, …), paint ball and don’t miss out on the huge fan party in the big tent. There will also be a signing session with the famous athletes during the break. For the final winner in the category “Future Stars” there will be a special Stefan Everts floating trophy – a stone-carved replica of the last air-cooled engine, complete with kickstarter and spark plug which ‘The Legend’ rode.
As with the previous editions, the proceeds of the ‘Everts & Friends Charity Race’ will be donated by Stefan Everts to selected charities that focus primarily on children and young people: A Heart for Limburg (King Baudouin Foundation), Ter Heide (counseling center for people with severe or multiple learning disabilities), MediClowns (hospital clowns), BKO-BLO Oosterlo (free nursery and primary school for special education), Bednet (that connects long and chronically ill children over the internet to their on school and classroom), De Markt (open campus for youth welfare) and ‘t Weyerke (nursing home).
Fans who would like to stay in the exclusive Carbon Hotel in the center of Genk, make a weekend of it with the Special ‘Everts & Friends’ arrangements through www.evertsandfriends.be
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