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MXGP: Lapucci links up with SDM Corse for 2023

Lapucci on a Husqvarna next year.

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Nicholas Lapucci has found a new home with SDM Corse for 2023, where he’ll compete on a Husqvarna in MXGP and the Italian Championship.


Words: Edward Stratmann | Lead Image: SDM Corse


Having contested nine rounds of MXGP in 2022 aboard his Fantic and finished second in the Italian Championship, the former Italian champ and EMX250 winner will be eager to put his best forward.

Making the switch from Fantic, he’ll relish enjoying a full pre-season on the Husqvarna and getting back up to speed with the team, who he’s previously ridden for, which will also give him plentiful time to familiarise himself with the bike so he can come out firing when the new term kicks off.

Although he struggled to mix it with the top 10 in the motos last campaign, much encouragement could be extracted from the impressive speed he showed in warm-up, free practice and in qualifying. Recording a combined 10 top 11 finishes in the aforementioned sessions, with his best being a second in free practice at Portugal, this showed he had the speed, but just couldn’t translate his pace into raceday.

Grabbing three top 20 overalls, with a best of 11th in Indonesia, Lapucci knows he can do better, as he’ll be doing all he can this time around to piece everything together on the all-important Sunday when it matters most.

Team Manager at SDM Corse, Daniele Marchese, is certainly delighted to have Lapucci on board, excited at what he can achieve in the upcoming crusade. “We are very happy with this new adventure, after two demanding seasons (running the Beta MXGP factory effort), that taught us a lot and gave us a lot of satisfaction; we are back racing with Husqvarna Motorcycles, the bike with which we made our debut in the World Championship a few seasons ago,” he explained.

“We are also extremely happy for the agreement with Nicholas Lapucci, with whom we won our, and his, first EMX250 race back in 2018. And we are pretty sure that with commitment and work, we will be able to collect many satisfactions together also in the MXGP class.”

Boasting immense high level experience and with the backing of a quality team, watching how Lapucci fares will be intriguing, as he’s got a solid platform for success both domestically and on the world stage in 2023.

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Federico Tuani comes close to scoring points in Trentino Europe

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Federico Tuani of the AIT Racing team came close to score points in the fourth round of the MX2 World Championship in Arco di Trento. Tuani finished twenty-first in the first moto and rode inside the top fifteen for a long time in the second moto until his chain broke and he was forced to retire.

Tuani did not get off to a good start in the first heat, but the riding went well and he also managed to set good lap times. In the end he fell just short of scoring a point and finished twenty-first.

After a good start in the second heat, he was riding in thirteenth position in the beginning. He managed to stay in the top fifteen until the middle of the race, but then fatigue started to set in. Tuani persevered but eventually had to leave the race due to a broken chain.

In qualifying for the EMX250 class, Xavier Cazal was unable to find his rhythm. He tried several times to put a fast lap together but despite his efforts he could not get further than a twenty-first time. This meant that he was a reserve for the heats. Unfortunately he was not allowed to participate in the first heat, but this was the case in the second heat. Cazal managed to cross the finish line in twenty-sixth place in the second moto.

There was also a large turnout in the EMX125 class. Venicslav Toshev managed to set a twenty-seventh time in his group, which was not enough for qualification. Despite this disappointment, Toshev stays positive and he will again strive to achieve a good result in Markelo this Sunday.

This Sunday, several riders from the AIT Racing team will compete in the final of the Dutch Masters of Motocross in Markelo.

Photocredits – Fullspectrum Media

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Dive into the MXGP of Spain with a new episode of the Behind the Gate series

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In this episode we can see a deep analysis on Jorge Prado career so far with a special focus on his home GP in Madrid where all the Spanish fans supported him with a lot of passion.

In addition we’ve spent some time with the RedBull GASGAS Factory Racing Team and his manager Davide De Carli to discover the secret of such a successful team together with Simon Langenfelder and the new talent Marc-Antoine Rossi.

Last but not least we have also some special quote from another Spanish talent, Daniela Guillen that smashed the WMX class at the MXGP of Spain in front of her fans.

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Tim Gajser – The Italian Job | 2024 MXGP Round 3&4 Sardinia, Trentino

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Welcome back to the channel! A double header this week with Sardinia & Trentino back-to-back for Round 3&4 of the MXGP series. Come along with us to Italy as we race in some of the most beautiful places in the World!

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