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Youthstream & Eric Geboers bring FIM Veteran MX World Cup to Namur

Published June 3rd, 2006

Youthstream Press Release





Past, Present, and Future of Motocross together in Namur with the FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup.



This year is the first FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup, which will be
held at the historic track of Namur, together with the MX World
Championship on the 5th & 6th of August.



“I am very excited about the Veteran race”, says Wolfgang Srb,
President of the Motocross Commission of the FIM. “It is good to see
our old heroes again and Namur is surely the perfect place”.



The Cup will have two classes based on age: FIM Senior Motocross World
Cup, with riders between 40 and 50 years of age, and FIM Veteran
Motocross World Cup, whose riders will be aged between 51 and 60.



Each class will be made of 40 heroes of racing. They can apply to
Youthstream, and the main criterion to be admitted to the FIM Veteran
Motocross World Cup is based on their former success and results.
Youthstream, together with Eric Geboers, motocross legend and promoter
of the Namur event, will select the finest former riders who will take
part in this event.



“Namur is the capital of Motocross, … champions dream about it” says
former champion Eric Geboers. “I am very pleased to host the first FIM
Veteran Motocross World Cup at the Citadel on the 5th and 6th of
August”.



The race format is made of two heats per class, one scheduled for
Saturday and the other one for Sunday. Senior category races will last
20 minutes plus 2 laps. Veteran category races will last 15 minutes
plus 2 laps.



Former Champions will not have their vintage machines but aside from
that they will be totally free to choose their bike, being subject to
all rules of the actual Motocross World Championship, like noise
control for instance.



“I am very happy about having the FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup,
especially after the success of the recent FIM Women’s Motocross World
Cup”, says Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream. “I think it is
another chance to make the sport grow stronger”.

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