The winter break is over. The official Fantic Racing motocross team debuts with a new lineup.
Santa Maria di Sala, February 10th, 2023
The days leading up to the first round of the 2023 motocross season were frosty. But the subzero temperatures did not freeze the spirit of the riders of the official Fantic Racing MX team. Quite the contrary. It made them even more eager to bite the dirt that awaited them in this long season.
And now it's here. The starting gate awaits the Fantic MX team on Sunday, February 12, in Ponte a Egola (Pisa), where the first round of the Internazionali d'Italia is being held at the Santa Barbara circuit.
The dowels of Fantic's 2T and 4T motorcycles will be taken to the track by new riders Tom Guyon on the XXF 250, Maximilian Werner, and Elias Escandell on the XX 125. The new talents complete the Fantic team, along with the confirmed Cas Valk and Alexis Fueri, riding the XX 250.
Hakon Osterhagen will miss the race: the young Norwegian is recovering from a leg injury suffered during a training session last December.
For the fourth year, the team will be led by the experienced Marco Maddii with his facility.
"Finally, we come back racing!" said Marco Maddii, team manager of the Fantic Racing MX team. "We are a very young team, but that is precisely why the guys are hungry. I see them focused, they want to show their skills, and it's a good premise for the season."