Motocross competitions are taking over Latin America

Know the scene and the dates of the championships that will take place in four countries of Latin America

Motocross competitions are taking over Latin America

Latin America continues to host extreme and high-risk sports. It is there where Motocross makes presence in 2018 with several events in different countries. The motocross calendar in this part of the world for the remainder of this year is tight, as Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, and Mexico will host major competitions.

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Ecuador will host the Motocross of the Latin American Nations 2018 from 9 to 11 November, this being the most important motocross competition in the continent. While Peru has just seen action with the MX2 Latin American Motocross Championship. In LatinAmerican Post we ask ourselves what is the competitive landscape of continental motocross?

Ecuador ready the big party

Motocross, led by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), is fulfilling a serious strengthening campaign in Latin America. For this reason, this sport will be present in different countries with demanding competitions of great importance.

According to FIM Latin America, Bolivia will host the MX1 Latin American Motocross Championship from October 12 to 14, Peru will host the FIM Latin American Minicross Cup from October 26 to 28, and Mexico will host the 85cc Latin American Motocross Championship and the Latin American Women's Motocross Championship from November 2 to 4.

All these exemplary competitions will serve to soak the continent of a great sports environment, which will peak from November 9 to 11 in the Motocross of the Latin American Nations 2018 in Ecuador, more precisely in the Province of Santo Domingo de Los Tsáchilas. "The event is organized by the Ecuadorian Motorcycling Federation (FMN), with the endorsement of FIM Latin America and the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM)," says FIM Latin America, which demonstrates the relevance of this sporting event.

The Motocross of the Latin American Nations, which takes place annually, has a great prestige due to the high level of competition. The athletes who attend each edition can get large sums of money, unlike other competitions. "The winning FMN team will receive a trophy and $ 2,000.00 USD. The team that arrives in second place will receive $ 1,600.00 USD, the third place $ 1,200.00 USD, the fourth place $ 800.00 USD and the fifth place $ 400.00 USD", assures FIM Latin America.

The motocross calendar has been exemplary in this part of the world, as Peru recently saw a high-quality competition that not only gave more presence to this high-risk motorsport, it also provided a great show and served as preparation for the Motocross of the Latin American Nations 2018. How did the Latin American MX2 Peru 2018 Motocross Championship take place?

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Peru led the Latin American Motocross MX2

The MX2 Latin American Motocross Championship was held from August 17 to 19 at the circuit of the Chilca district, which corresponds to the province of Cañete, of the Department of Lima, Peru. 31 motorcyclists from 9 Latin American countries met in the demanding championship, but it was two Peruvians and one Bolivian who entered the final podium.

The Peruvian Ian Salazar, of the Team KTM Socopur, was the winner of the MX2 Latin American Motocross Championship, while the Bolivian Marco Antezana, Honda, and the Peruvian Gianluca Scavino, Husqvarna Motorcycles, ranked second and third respectively.

"I am very happy and satisfied with the result, happy to be able to represent Peru and make the house respected. This title was achieved based on effort and teamwork where each of the parties was essential to achieve the goal. I thank Grupo Socopur and the best staff of mechanics and support to leave the bike ready for the qualifying and the race. My coach Jorge Salazar, my family and sponsors, the Peruvian Motorcycling Federation for including me in the team, and each of the teammates and people involved in making this championship a true biker party," said the champion Ian Salazar in an interview with Mototec Magazine.

On Saturday, August 18 the qualifying stages took place, where Ian Salazar began to stand out widely, but it was Sunday 19 when the Peruvian dazzled and swept the competition. "On Sunday the 19th, the official race took place in two very close races of 30 minutes each, where Salazar faced the same as the international classified representatives," says Generacción.

Salazar achieved the first position in each race, leaving his triumph unquestionably and managing to record the fastest lap of the tournament with 1 minute and 31 seconds.

Latin America has begun to have an important impact on the practice of motocross, and more and more countries are hosting large-scale high-risk sports events. Latin American motorcyclists who excel in this sport.

LatinAmerican Post | Javier Aldana

Translatred from 'Las competiciones de motocross se toman a Latinoamérica en el segundo semestre'

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