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Today, took place the press conference for the announcing of the 2013 FIM MX1/MX2 Motocross World Championship that will be organized at Losail Motocross Track on 1st and 2nd March 2013.
In the press conference, there were present Mr. Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya (QMMF President , LIC General Manager, FIM Vice President and FIM Cross Country Commission) and Mr. Giuseppe Luongo (President of Youthstream).
This international event will be organized for first time in Qatar and Middle East and a part from being the first round of the opening 2013 season it will be also at night under lights for first time.
This year, the FIM MX1/MX2 Motocross World Championship will be formed by 19 rounds, opening round in Qatar in March and ending in Germany in September. In 2013, Youthstream will manage a total of 30 Motocross World Championship events and first time in Qatar.
The Losail Motocross Track is located next to the Losail International Circuit and it will be a permanent track to host more rounds in the future.
Mr. Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya stated in the press conference that he is very happy to have this World Championship in Qatar and have this opportunity to bring this event in Qatar and Middle East. 'This is a great value for us and for our agenda and we really look forward to built a culture of this motorsport in a strong way as we did in MotoGP before, so I think this is a good achievement for both parts to reach a goal to create a motocross culture in this region' Mr. Nasser said. Qatar is trying to be a model for many countries and we are here to develop the Motocross passion. We are very proud to host this event for first time and at night.'
Giousepe Luongo wanted to thank Mr. Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya for his hospitality and his love for this sport to have this dream happen. ' The work to prepare the track is massive and the progress is very good and I am sure to have here one of the best grand prix of the world. I know we will achieve it like he already done with MotoGP' he said at the conference.
Mr. Luongo said that or Motocross it is very important to be in Qatar and Middle East because it is a sport becoming more and more popular and is one of the sports easy to reach by young children . He thinks that is fundamental to be in Qatar as the quality of the events organized in Qatar is great. Luongo is very sure that it wll be a successful event, as we have new ingredients and formulas, after long time we have a good television coverage and it will be broadcasted worldwide and live tv.