European Motocross

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

Jorge Prado

Jorge Prado

The prestigious Italian series is back again this Sunday, March 14 for one final instalment in 2021 as Mantova once again takes its place as host for the final of the Internazionali d’Italia.

After the first two demanding sandy tracks, the time has come for the MX1, MX2 and 125 riders to ride on the mainland of Italy at the Tazio Nuvolari track.

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 — and long — MXGP season ahead. And at Mantova’s Circuito Internazionale Motocross, champions will be crowned.

The format is the same as in previous seasons. The 125cc class gets things underway with their first race in the morning. Then there’s a race each for the MX1 and MX2 classes, and the fastest riders then qualify for a combined Supercampione race at the end of the day. Before the Supercampione, the 125cc class go out for a final time.

Related: Mantova Results 2021 – Internazionali d’Italia MX

MX1

Rider entries for the Mantova MX1 class appear to be much higher in numbers but heavy hitters are disappointingly few and far between. The pre-entry list you’ll find below is subject to change.

Britons Adam Sterry and Conrad Mewse who are on the entry list, will not race this weekend, TMX has learned. Ben Watson and the rest of the factory Yamaha MXGP team, plus the factory Husqvarna squad are also missing Mantova.

That means the MX1 and Supercampione winners from Alghero, Glenn Coldenhoff and Thomas Kjer Olsen will not race in Mantova.

Jorge Prado, the 20-year-old Spaniard, will return for Mantova after skipping Alghero. He was on for a double at the opening round of Riola Sardo until a mechanical issue forced a DNF on the two-time world champion while leading the Supercampione race.

Former world champion Romain Febvre says he is getting stronger with each passing week — he’s been recovering from the nasty virus that has plagued the world this year.

Tony Cairoli is not expected to race this weekend and world champion Tim Gajser is certainly not competing in Mantova.

In the MX1 championship battle, Beta’s Jeremy van Horebeek and Prado are both on 120 points, while KRT team-mates Romain Febvre and Ivo Monticelli are five points back.

Ahead of them all are Coldenhoff and Olsen — both opting out of Mantova. Coldenhoff could still technically win the title with the 220 points he has amassed but a win for Horebeek, Prado, Febvre or Monticelli would end his time at the top of the standings.

Febvre is in a strong position in the Supercampione championship. The Frenchman is tied on points with Olsen at the top of the standings with 220 points. In third is Coldenhoff with 160 points and Horebeek holds fourth with 130 points.

MX2

The organisers say that Mantova will see Kawasaki riders of the F&H team — Mathys Boisrame, Mikkel Haarup and Roan Van De Moosdijk — and the Honda Assomotor team pair, Gianluca Facchetti and Emil Weckman, take to the track as Fantic’s Nicholas Lapucci defends the MX2 red plate.

Lapucci on his 250XX two-stroke will again give his all to defend against Jago Geerts and the rest of the four-stroke pack with the MX2 title on the line.

Fans

Sadly, due to the current public health situation, there will be no fans in attendance to watch.

How to watch Mantova 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 14 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.

Mantova Timetable

All times UTC:
– 12:10 Streaming starts
– 12:35 MX2
– 13:30 MX1
– 14.25 125 (moto 2)
– 15.15 SUPERCAMPIONE (BEST MX1 AND MX2)

Mantova Pre-Entry Lists

Mantova MX1 2021 Entry List

No.RiderClassBrandBike
3FEBVRE ROMAINMX1KAWASAKI450 4T
14SALINA PIETROMX1FANTIC450 4T
21UNGARO MATTEOMX1HONDA450 4T
31FREIDIG LORISMX1GASGAS450 4T
34DE WAAL MICHA BOYMX1HUSQVARNA450 4T
35LENTINI ALESSANDROMX1GASGAS450 4T
43DE BORTOLI DAVIDEMX1HONDA450 4T
44LESIARDO MORGANMX1HONDA450 4T
61PRADO GARCIA JORGEMX1KTM450 4T
62LUSBO ANDEROMX1HUSQVARNA450 4T
76ANSELMI MARCOMX1KTM450 4T
77LUPINO ALESSANDROMX1KTM450 4T
89VAN HOREBEEK JEREMYMX1BETA450 4T
123BERNARDINI SAMUELEMX1HONDA450 4T
126KOCH TOMMX1KTM450 4T
128MONTICELLI IVOMX1KAWASAKI450 4T
161OSTLUND ALVINMX1YAMAHA450 4T
200ZONTA FILIPPOMX1HONDA450 4T
214SALONE DANIELEMX1HUSQVARNA250 2T
226DI MARZIANTONIO GIANLUCAMX1KTM450 4T
234GHETTI SAMUELEMX1HONDA450 4T
316BERTUCCELLI GIOVANNIMX1KTM450 4T
371IACOPI MANUELMX1YAMAHA450 4T
374OTERI GABRIELEMX1KTM450 4T
385ZENATO SEBASTIANMX1HUSQVARNA250 2T
401LEOK TANELMX1HUSQVARNA450 4T
410MÄGI INDREKMX1KAWASAKI450 4T
501SCHEIWILLER CYRILLMX1KTM450 4T
520CLOCHET JIMMYMX1BETA450 4T
555CUCINI LORENZOMX1KTM450 4T
601GWYTHER KELTONMX1KTM450 4T
644GUARISE ISMAELEMX1HUSQVARNA450 4T
702D`ANIELLO MICHELE PABLOMX1YAMAHA450 4T
710BENDER NICOLASMX1HUSQVARNA450 4T
760HØJRIS FREDERIKMX1KTM450 4T
811STERRY ADAMMX1KTM450 4T
822FORS KEVINMX1HUSQVARNA450 4T
860LA SCALA ANDREAMX1GASGAS450 4T
878PEZZUTO STEFANOMX1YAMAHA450 4T
888DEGHI GIANLUCAMX1HONDA450 4T
938BICALHO SALA RODOLFOMX1KTM250 2T
949CONTESSI ALESSANDROMX1KAWASAKI450 4T
974TAMAI MARIOMX1GASGAS450 4T

Mantova MX2 2021 Entry List

No.RiderClassBrandBike
1ULIVI MANUELMX2GASGAS250 4T
2TUANI FEDERICOMX2FANTIC250 2T
7SPIES MAXIMILIANMX2FANTIC250 4T
8FACCA ALESSANDROMX2KAWASAKI250 4T
11HAARUP MIKKELMX2KAWASAKI250 4T
12PUCCINELLI MATTEOMX2KTM250 4T
18ANGELI LEONARDO JUNIORMX2TM250 4T
22GIUZIO RAFFAELE MICHAELMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
23SARASSO TOMMASOMX2KTM250 4T
24HORGMO KEVINMX2GASGAS250 4T
26EDBERG TIMMX2YAMAHA250 4T
32CONIJN MARCELMX2KTM250 4T
37QUARTI YURIMX2GASGAS250 4T
38KOVACS ADAM ZSOLTMX2KTM250 4T
39VAN DE MOOSDIJK ROANMX2KAWASAKI250 4T
40MICHELIS MARTINMX2KTM250 4T
46CONGOST AGUILERA GERARDMX2YAMAHA250 4T
49DUSI MATTIAMX2YAMAHA250 4T
50LUGANA PAOLOMX2KTM250 4T
56CORTI LORENZOMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
64CIABATTI LORENZOMX2KTM250 4T
69OLSSON FILIPMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
72EVERTS LIAMMX2KTM250 2T
74VALERI ALESSANDROMX2GASGAS250 4T
80ADAMO ANDREAMX2GASGAS250 4T
86DEL COCO MATTEOMX2KTM250 4T
88SAVIOLI RAMONMX2KRIEGER-GNADIG250 2T
93GEERTS JAGOMX2YAMAHA250 4T
94FACCHETTI GIANLUCAMX2HONDA250 4T
98VAESSEN BASMX2KTM250 4T
100ORIOL OLIVER VILARMX2YAMAHA250 4T
101GUADAGNINI MATTIAMX2KTM250 4T
111MANUCCI ALESSANDROMX2GASGAS250 4T
115RONCOLI ANDREAMX2GASGAS250 4T
122MC LELLAN CAMDENMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
124ROBERT LUCASMX2HONDA250 4T
146CINEROLI MATTIAMX2GASGAS250 4T
172BOISRAME` MATHYSMX2KAWASAKI250 4T
181VANDER AUWERA JULIENMX2KTM250 4T
209CENERELLI GIANMARCOMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
211LAPUCCI NICHOLASMX2FANTIC250 2T
212ZAMPINO DAVIDEMX2GASGAS250 4T
223TROPEPE GIUSEPPEMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
228SCUTERI EMILIOMX2HONDA250 4T
237RAMELLA XYLIANMX2KTM250 4T
242KUCHEROV NIKITAMX2KTM250 4T
247MIOT FLORIANMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
249CALUGI DARIOMX2KTM250 4T
253PANCAR JANMX2KTM250 4T
256SMITH MAGNUSMX2YAMAHA250 4T
261TALVIKU JORGEN MATTHIASMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
270BARBAGLIA EUGENIO ANGELO ETTOREMX2GASGAS250 4T
281NICOLI RICCARDOMX2KTM250 4T
282FUMAGALLI MORENOMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
301ARANGIO FEBBO GIUSEPPEMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
302TOENDEL CORNELIUSMX2YAMAHA250 4T
303FORATO ALBERTOMX2GASGAS250 4T
311DAL BOSCO MIRKOMX2KTM250 4T
321MITCHELL CALUMMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
336RIZZI LEONARDOMX2KTM250 4T
344RAZZINI PIETROMX2YAMAHA250 4T
399TRINCHIERI PIETROMX2GASGAS250 4T
426MEWSE CONRADMX2KTM250 4T
474VAN ESSEN TWANMX2KTM250 4T
489WALVOORT JENSMX2KTM250 4T
499ALBERIO EMANUELEMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
519SAVIO ANDREAMX2YAMAHA250 4T
532PILLER CONSTANTINMX2KTM250 4T
563DIEUDONNÉ WESLYMX2KTM250 4T
568PALSSON MAXMX2KTM250 4T
653WINDT ROBMX2KTM250 4T
717WAGENKNECHT JANMX2HUSQVARNA250 4T
766SANDNER MICHAELMX2KTM250 4T
817MEUWISSEN RAFMX2YAMAHA250 4T
838ERMINI PAOLOMX2HUSQVARNA250 2T
931ZANOTTI ANDREAMX2TM250 4T

Mantova 125 2021 Entry List

No.RiderClassBrandBike
3LATA VALERIO125KTM125 2T
6DI CRESCENZO GIORGIO125KTM125 2T
7ZANCHI FERRUCCIO125YAMAHA125 2T
8VIANO ANDREA125HUSQVARNA125 2T
10MACRI` GIORGIO125GASGAS125 2T
12ROSATI LUCA125KTM125 2T
14LODI TOMMASO125TM125 2T
21MARIANI NATHAN125KTM125 2T
22SANNA ALBERTO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
25SADOVSCHI ALESSANDRO125KTM125 2T
32CARDINALI TOMMASO125GASGAS125 2T
37CHANTON LEVI125KTM125 2T
41SCHIOCHET ANTONIO125KTM125 2T
51VIGNI DUCCIO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
57PECATAUSKAS NEILAS125KTM125 2T
66RAMPOLDI JACOPO125KTM125 2T
69ROMANO SEBASTIANO125GASGAS125 2T
70KEES VALENTIN125KTM125 2T
71BENNATI MORGAN125HUSQVARNA125 2T
72ONGLEY LEON125YAMAHA125 2T
73TAGLIOLI LORENZO125KTM125 2T
75DE SANCTIS MATTEO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
79SALVINI NICOLA125HUSQVARNA125 2T
88RUSSI MATTEO LUIGI125FANTIC125 2T
94DE RISI EMILIANO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
98YORDANOV DAVID VOLODIEV125KTM125 2T
100VAN DEN BOSSE DANNY125KTM125 2T
111TURAGLIO NICOLO`125KTM125 2T
115RUBINETTI EDGARDO125KTM125 2T
123PEKLAJ JAKA125HUSQVARNA125 2T
129MAGGIORA NICCOLO`125HUSQVARNA125 2T
146BRANDINI DAVIDE125KTM125 2T
174CUNIOLO THOMAS125KTM125 2T
179RAUSOV ARTEMY125KTM125 2T
184KOWALSKI JAKUB125HUSQVARNA125 2T
191DELLA VALLE DAVIDE125KTM125 2T
204VOLPICELLI EDOARDO125KTM125 2T
212PULVIRENTI ALFIO SAMUELE125KTM125 2T
214FALSETTI FILIPPO125KTM125 2T
221CIPRIANI ANDREA125GASGAS125 2T
237BARBIERI GABRIELE125KTM125 2T
259GAZZANO FRANCESCO125GASGAS125 2T
261SALVIATO FILIPPO125GASGAS125 2T
295BISERNI FEDERICO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
304MAZZANTINI TIBERIO125KTM125 2T
312OSTERHAGEN HAKON125FANTIC125 2T
321CRISTOFORI NICOLA125HUSQVARNA125 2T
323CAPE TOMMASO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
329SCOLLO MAURIZIO125YAMAHA125 2T
330GIMM DANIEL125YAMAHA125 2T
336AGLIETTI LORENZO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
337BRIZIO HOLIVER125KTM125 2T
351CIANI GIACOMO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
366CHIANTINI SAMUELE125KTM125 2T
399LADINI ALBERTO125GASGAS125 2T
408SMULDERS SCOTT125HUSQVARNA125 2T
420ROSSI ANDREA125KTM125 2T
424GIUSTACCHINI DAVIDE125YAMAHA125 2T
426FERRIGATO LORENZO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
440BRILLI ANDREA125KTM125 2T
472MENEGHELLO GIOVANNI125KTM125 2T
475BRADLEY MESTERS125KAWASAKI125 2T
579BRUCE BOBBY WAYNE125GASGAS125 2T
590SCHMIDT JAYDEN YOUNG125GASGAS125 2T
609PALOMBINI FABIO MASSIMO125KTM125 2T
621PARN JOOSEP125HUSQVARNA125 2T
626REGGIANI JULIAN125HUSQVARNA125 2T
666OLDANI RICCARDO125HUSQVARNA125 2T
669RUFFINI LUCA125KTM125 2T
707BERTIN ROCCO125KTM125 2T
777ARTHO FABIO125KTM125 2T
778CROCINI SENIO125KTM125 2T
831DAL PEZZO MARCO125KTM125 2T
919ERNECKER MAXIMILIAN125HUSQVARNA125 2T
920MORO LUCA125GASGAS125 2T

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