News 12 Mar 2017

MX Sports and Youthstream announce newfound alliance

USGP and American-based MXoN events cemented into the future.

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MX Sports Pro Racing and Youthstream have announced a strategic partnership that will see the American motocross promoters support USGP world championship and Motocross of Nations (MXoN) events.

Alongside confirmation that MX Sports and AMA Pro Racing have extended their cooperation in a long-term American motocross arrangement, the USGP’s future has now been solidified.

This alliance will begin this season with the 17th round of the championship on Labor Day weekend, 2-3 September, and will continue for years to come. The venue remains to be announced.

“Bringing Youthstream and MX Sports Pro Racing together for the USGP will ensure that event enjoys continued success and becomes a fixture on the global racing calendar,” said David Luongo, vice president of Youthstream. “No-one knows the sport of motocross and its illustrious history in American better than the Coombs family and that expertise will help make the USGP a new motocross tradition for fans to celebrate, bringing the planet’s best riders together in one place for a true showcase of this incredible sport.”

In addition to the USGP, MX Sports will also serve as a cooperative partner to Youthstream in bringing the legendary Motocross of Nations (MXoN) to US soil every four to five years.

“Since the final chequered flag flew at Ironman Raceway last August, MX Sports Pro Racing has diligently worked to enhance the scope of American motocross for 2017 and beyond,” said Davey Coombs, president of MX Sports Pro Racing. “Welcoming a new strategic relationship with Youthstream presents an exciting opportunity to create some unity between MXGP and American motocross, enhancing the presence of both the USGP and the Motocross of Nations by showcasing the sport’s true international scope.”