Valkenswaard opening 2012 FIM MX World Championship
By Youthstream | 06 Apr 2012
VALKENSWAARD (Netherlands), 5 April 2012 - Everything is ready for the FIM Motocross World Championship comeback this Easter weekend in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands. The Dutch track will not only host the first Grand Prix of sixteen of the MX1 and MX2 classes, but also the first round of the FIM MX3 World Championship and the first round of the FIM Women´s Motocross World Championship.
First time in WMX history they will start together with MX1, MX2 and MX3 riders. Four cathegories in one place, one weekend. This will continue at 19 August 2012 in Matterley Basin (Great Britain). And last time meet all four cathegories together in Teutschenthal (Germany) at 23 August 2012.
Valkenswaard is one of the most difficult track in WMX Championship. Thanks to last year results was Steffi Laier World Champ. Surely, in season 2012 she won´t leave to chance anything and she will defend the title. It won´t be easy for her and her team, because last year success was only 9 points over the second – Chiara Fontanesi. Chiara wants to be the best this year too. She lives nearby Netherlands, in Belgium, so she can train at the same conditions, as here in Valkenswaard.
WMX fights are not only between two riders. After very well winter preparation of Britt van der Wekken, she wants to make a podium so many times as it is possible. Great last year results, podium in Senkvice, it all was at her ending results – fourth place overall. In addition Britt is at home, well-known conditions, terrain, track profile... Everything is good for her riding and preparation for attack the first place.
Sunday: WMX Free Practice 7:30; MX3 Free Practice 1 Group A 8:10; MX3 Free Practice 1 Group B 8:40; MX2 Free Practice 9:30; MX1 Free Practice 10:15; WMX Pre-Qualifying Practice 11:00; MX3 Free Practice 2 Group A 12:15; MX3 Free Practice 2 Group B 12:45; MX2 Pre-Qualifying Practice 13:15; MX1-Pre Qualifying Practice 14:00; WMX Qualifying Race 15:30; MX2 Qualifying Race 16:10; MX1 Qualifying Race 17:00; MX3 Qualifying Practice Group A 17:40; MX3 Qualifying Practice Group B 18:10; WMX Race 1 18:50.
Monday: MX3 Start Test Session Group 1 7:45; MX3 Start Test Session Group 2 7:55; MX3 Warm up 8:00; WMX Warm up 8:30; MX2 Warm up 9:00; MX1 Warm up 9:30; WMX Race 2 10:10; MX3 Race 1 11:10; MX2 Grand Prix Race 1 12:10; MX1 Grand Prix Race 1 13:10; MX2 Grand Prix Race 2 15:03; MX1 Grand Prix race 2 16:03; MX3 Race 2 17:10.
FIM Motocross World Championship - The Netherlands
Photo: Valkenswaard is ready for the start of the season
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