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MONACO (Principality of Monaco) 3 December 2019 – Youthstream is very pleased to announce that the agreement for the MXGP of Turkey has been extended for a further three years.

TMF President Bekir Yunus Ucar, the organiser of the MXGP of Turkey Mahmnut Nedim Akulke and MXGP of Turkey representative Hakan Ertan Pehlivan visited Monaco to meet Youthstream CEO David Luongo and Youthstream COO Daniele Rizzi to reaffirm commitment to have the MXGP of Turkey as part of the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar for three years with the goal of further developing of MXGP in Afyon.

Since the Afyon circuit made its first appearance in 2018, it has proven to be a great success and in 2020 it will be the third year in a row that Afyon will host the MXGP of Turkey and it will be the second year that the event will be under the support of the President of the Republic of Turkey.



Ray Archer

After being handed awards at the 2018 and 2019 MXGP Awards, the MXGP of Turkey continues to provide outstanding and highly professional facilities that include a well-arranged media centre, outstanding paddock with offices and meeting rooms as well as a high standard of preparation on the track. In addition, the organisers have also worked hard to put on numerous events and activities throughout the weekend and all of this is all part of the bigger project to develop Afyon and to continue the growing interest of motocross in the country further highlighting the importance of this co-operation with Youthstream and the organisers.

David Luongo (Youthstream CEO): “It is with a great pleasure that we announce the renewal of our contract for the organisation of the MXGP of Turkey for the next three years. The last two editions in Afyon city have been fantastic and the fact that last year the Grand Prix of Turkey had the Republic of Turkey’s support helped the event to increase its popularity. Next year, the Grand Prix will be again under this support that shows the strong will from Turkey to develop the motorsport and motocross in particular in the country. I would like to thank the TMF President Bekir Yunus Ucar and all the parties involved into this great event.”

Bekir Yunus Uçar (Turkish Motorcycling Federation President): “We are pleased to host the FIM Motocross World Championship for a further three years. We try to do our best to enrich with many different activities every year as the MXGP of Turkey will continue to show hospitality to thousands of race lovers. Passion for motorcycling, in particular for motocross, has increased with the MXGP of Turkey that we will organise under the aegis of Presidency of Republic of Turkey. Turkey is a country that has more than 20 million of young population, so we believe that the FIM Motocross World Championship will carry on adding value to Turkish Sport and youth to a large extent.”

Words: Press Release | Lead Image: Ray Archer


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