European Motocross

A fan’s guide to this weekend’s Internazionali d’Italia in Alghero

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The prestigious Italian series is on again this weekend, this time at Alghero on March 7.

It’s the second of two rounds of the 2021 Internazionali d’Italia to be held on the large Italian island of Sardinia.

Internazionali d’Italia – three rounds in three weeks

The Italian international championship is the perfect opportunity for riders and teams to benchmark their pre-season progress as they get ready for the tough MXGP season ahead.

Following last weekend’s Riola Sardo round, Alghero — the capital of the Riviera del Corallo — hosts the March 7 round where the riders will return to challenge each other on the technical ups and downs of the “Lazzaretto” track.

Related: Alghero Results 2021 – Internazionali d’Italia MX

The grand finale will be held on the well known sandy track of Città di Mantova, on March 14.

MX1

Rider entries for the Alghero MX1 class are low in numbers but there are still plenty of heavy hitters to watch, including last weekend’s winner Romain Febvre.

Jorge Prado, the 20-year-old Spaniard, has decided not to race in Alghero. He was on for a double win last weekend until a mechanical issue forced a DNF on the two-time world champion while leading the Supercampione race.

However, former world champion Febvre looked good last weekend and will be hoping he has more energy after recovering from the illness that has plagued the world this year. He will also hopefully not suffer from arm pump like he did last weekend.

We’ll have a keen interest to see how Ben Watson does on his 450 debut with the 23-year-old Monster Energy Factory Yamaha MXGP rider confirmed for Alghero. However, he has said he is just treating this as a training exercise.

Antonio Cairoli is not slated to enter this weekend, although, officially, his name is on the Alghero pre-entry list. As too is defending world champion Tim Gajser, but he too will not be in attendance as he continues to focus on training and testing on the Sardinian island.

The Swiss missile, Jeremy Seewer has elected to skip Alghero as he considers it too soon to be race fit.

After we slightly jinxed Prado last weekend by making him our pick, we’ll refrain from any predictions for Alghero.

MX2

The MX2 class was fun to watch last weekend with two-stroke Fantic pilot Nicholas Lapucci leading so many laps before ultimately getting reeled in by Jago Geerts.

Even the entrants in MX2 seem to bring new names, the EMX250 team of Hutten Metaal Yamaha are signed up, it will be the first opportunity to see Bonacorsi on the Yamaha in MX2.

Maxime Renaux started well last weekend, taking pole. However, a crash during time practice left the 20-year-old Frenchman with a dislocated (right) shoulder so it looks like he is ruled out. “Still waiting for some more exams [Monday] to make a plan on my rehabilitation,” said Renaux. “I will do my best to fully recover and be ready for the first GP.”

Fans

Sadly, due to the current public health situation, there will be no fans in attendance to watch some of the world’s best motocross pilots bang bars around Alghero.

How to watch Alghero Italian MX

Thankfully, organisers have found a way to make the EICMA series happen, which includes access to live streaming of each of the rounds, which can be purchased for only €5.49/£4.99 for each round. Live streaming starts Sunday, March 7 at 12:10 UTC.

In previous years, live streaming was available free of charge, but unless your Italian language skills were up to a high standard, you had to tune out the live blow-by-blow account and just enjoy the on-track action.

Although the live stream is no longer free, you do get a choice of either Italian or English commentary this year. That’s super cool and I know which option I’ll be going with!

Click here for the ENGLISH version.

Alghero Timetable

All times UTC:
– 12:20 MX2
– 13:15 MX1
– 14.05 125 (2nd moto)
– 14.50 SUPERCAMPIONE (BEST MX1 AND MX2)

Alghero Pre-Entry Lists

Alghero MX1 2021 Entry List

No.RiderClassBrandBike
14SALINA PIETROMX1FANTIC450 4T
19OLSEN THOMAS KJERMX1HUSQVARNA450 4T
43DE BORTOLI DAVIDEMX1HONDA450 4T
44LESIARDO MORGANMX1HONDA450 4T
61PRADO GARCIA JORGEMX1KTM450 4T
76ANSELMI MARCOMX1KTM450 4T
77LUPINO ALESSANDROMX1KTM450 4T
89VAN HOREBEEK JEREMYMX1BETA450 4T
91SEEWER JEREMYMX1YAMAHA450 4T
126KOCH TOMMX1KTM450 4T
128MONTICELLI IVOMX1KAWASAKI450 4T
161OSTLUND ALVINMX1YAMAHA450 4T
226DI MARZIANTONIO GIANLUCAMX1KTM450 4T
259COLDENHOFF GLENNMX1YAMAHA450 4T
520CLOCHET JIMMYMX1BETA450 4T
860LA SCALA ANDREAMX1GASGAS450 4T
919WATSON BENMX1YAMAHA450 4T
938BICALHO SALA RODOLFOMX1KTM250 2T
949CONTESSI ALESSANDROMX1KAWASAKI450 4T

Alghero MX2 2021 Entry List

No.RiderClassBrandBike
2TUANI FEDERICOMX2FANTIC250 2T
5BONACORSI ANDREAMX2YAMAHA250 4T
7SPIES MAXIMILIANMX2FANTIC250 4T
8FACCA ALESSANDROMX2KAWASAKI250 4T
12PUCCINELLI MATTEOMX2KTM250 4T
18ANGELI LEONARDO JUNIORMX2TM250 4T
23SARASSO TOMMASOMX2KTM250 4T
24HORGMO KEVINMX2GASGAS250 4T
26EDBERG TIMMX2YAMAHA250 4T
49DUSI MATTIAMX2YAMAHA250 4T
50LUGANA PAOLOMX2KTM250 4T
56CORTI LORENZOMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
64CIABATTI LORENZOMX2KTM250 4T
69OLSSON FILIPMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
70FERNANDEZ GARCIA RUBENMX2HONDA250 4T
74VALERI ALESSANDROMX2GASGAS250 4T
80ADAMO ANDREAMX2GASGAS250 4T
86DEL COCO MATTEOMX2KTM250 4T
88SAVIOLI RAMONMX2KRIEGER-GNADIG250 2T
93GEERTS JAGOMX2YAMAHA250 4T
100ORIOL OLIVER VILARMX2YAMAHA250 4T
101GUADAGNINI MATTIAMX2KTM250 4T
104SYDOW JEREMYMX2YAMAHA250 4T
115RONCOLI ANDREAMX2GASGAS250 4T
198BENISTANT THIBAULTMX2YAMAHA250 4T
209CENERELLI GIANMARCOMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
211LAPUCCI NICHOLASMX2FANTIC250 2T
212ZAMPINO DAVIDEMX2GASGAS250 4T
223TROPEPE GIUSEPPEMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
228SCUTERI EMILIOMX2HONDA250 4T
237RAMELLA XYLIANMX2KTM250 4T
242KUCHEROV NIKITAMX2KTM250 4T
249CALUGI DARIOMX2KTM250 4T
253PANCAR JANMX2KTM250 4T
270BARBAGLIA EUGENIO ANGELO ETTOREMX2GASGAS250 4T
281NICOLI RICCARDOMX2KTM250 4T
301ARANGIO FEBBO GIUSEPPEMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
303FORATO ALBERTOMX2GASGAS250 4T
333CASADEI SAMUELEMX2GASGAS250 4T
344RAZZINI PIETROMX2YAMAHA250 4T
443VESTERINEN MATIASMX2KTM250 4T
484KOOIKER DAVEMX2YAMAHA250 4T
499ALBERIO EMANUELEMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
532PILLER CONSTANTINMX2KTM250 4T
568PALSSON MAXMX2KTM250 4T
717WAGENKNECHT JANMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
766SANDNER MICHAELMX2KTM250 4T
838ERMINI PAOLOMX2HUSQVARNA250 2T
912RIZZI JOEL LLOYDMX2HONDA250 4T
931ZANOTTI ANDREAMX2TM250 4T
959RENAUX MAXIMEMX2YAMAHA250 4T

Alghero 125cc 2021 Entry List

No.RiderClassBrandBike
3LATA VALERIO125KTM125 2T
6DI CRESCENZO GIORGIO125KTM125 2T
7ZANCHI FERRUCCIO125YAMAHA125 2T
8VIANO ANDREA125HUSQVARNA125 2T
23FANCELLU FEDERICO125KTM125 2T
25SADOVSCHI ALESSANDRO125KTM125 2T
37CHANTON LEVI125KTM125 2T
60PIREDDA ANDREA125KTM125 2T
66RAMPOLDI JACOPO125KTM125 2T
70KEES VALENTIN125KTM125 2T
71BENNATI MORGAN125HUSQVARNA125 2T
73TAGLIOLI LORENZO125KTM125 2T
75DE SANCTIS MATTEO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
79SALVINI NICOLA125HUSQVARNA125 2T
88RUSSI MATTEO LUIGI125FANTIC MOTOR125 2T
94DE RISI EMILIANO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
123PEKLAJ JAKA125HUSQVARNA125 2T
127ZUNNUI OMAR125KTM125 2T
129MAGGIORA NICCOLO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
146BRANDINI DAVIDE125KTM125 2T
179RAUSOV ARTEMY125KTM125 2T
184KOWALSKI JAKUB125HUSQVARNA125 2T
191DELLA VALLE DAVIDE125KTM125 2T
199BATTISTONI GIORDANO125KTM125 2T
204VOLPICELLI EDOARDO125KTM125 2T
212PULVIRENTI ALFIO SAMUELE125KTM125 2T
225SBARAGLIA VALERIO125YAMAHA125 2T
237BARBIERI GABRIELE125KTM125 2T
304MAZZANTINI TIBERIO125KTM125 2T
312OSTERHAGEN HAKON125FANTIC125 2T
321CRISTOFORI NICOLA125HUSQVARNA125 2T
329SCOLLO MAURIZIO125YAMAHA125 2T
330GIMM DANIEL125YAMAHA125 2T
336AGLIETTI LORENZO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
337BRIZIO HOLIVER125KTM125 2T
399LADINI ALBERTO125GASGAS125 2T
420ROSSI ANDREA125KTM125 2T
426FERRIGATO LORENZO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
428OBENLAND HENRY125KTM125 2T
432VAN ERP IVANO125YAMAHA125 2T
440BRILLI ANDREA125KTM125 2T
480HINDERSON KASIMIR125GASGAS125 2T
609PALOMBINI FABIO MASSIMO125KTM125 2T
666OLDANI RICCARDO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
669RUFFINI LUCA125KTM125 2T
777ARTHO FABIO125KTM125 2T

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