Winchester, September 22nd 2023
The FIM Motocross World Championship 2023 ends this weekend with the British GP, the nineteenth round of the season, at the Matterley Basin circuit. The 2,102-meter length is the longest track in the championship and also the newest. Designed in 2006 to host the MXoN, it has become a staple of the world championship, thanks to its unique atmosphere and the panoramic view, which allows almost total visibility of the entire race.
With Cas Valk and Maximilian Werner both third in EMX250 and EMX125, respectively, the Fantic Racing team is ready to fight for their championship positions.
Cas, the 2022 European 125 champion, debuted in EMX250 this year. Throughout the season, he experienced continuous growth and achieved remarkable success. He secured his first win in Spain and then took his Fantic XX 250 to the top spot on the podium in Sweden with an impressive 1-1 finish. He then confirmed his brilliant form with two-second places in Holland and Turkey.
This weekend at Matterley Basin promises to be thrilling as the maths puts Cas in the double position of defending third place and attacking second.
Alexis Fueri takes to the track in northern England to maintain the top 10, which he achieved by showing grit and speed in the last races.
Hakon Osterhagen cannot assist his teammates after undergoing surgery for an injury sustained in the last round of the Italian championship. The Norwegian's unfortunate season ended prematurely.
In EMX125, Werner is chasing third place in the overall standings, the result of four podiums in the first five races and solid performances, always remaining among the top positions, riding the Fantic XX 125.
At his side, he can count on the help of teammate Elias Escandell: the Spanish champion aims to gain positions in the final standings, closing his season in the best possible way.
Marco Maddii (team manager of Fantic Racing MX): "We're all set for the season's last race and looking forward to finishing on a high note! All the guys are doing well and have been training with determination. Cas and Elias finished first and second in last year's British GP, and Elias did well. Matterley Basin is a challenging circuit, but our riders enjoy it. Let's make the most of the final grand prix."