The Moisés Ruiz Pavilion of the Almería Provincial Council hosted the presentation of one of the most eagerly awaited championships of the year. The provincial Motocross circuit returns this year with 5 races, for the moment, to be held between March and December and in which the participants, who will compete in categories ranging from juveniles (10 years old) to veterans, will be able to enjoy 6 events in which sport, tourism and gastronomy go hand in hand. The Provincial Championship events will be held in:
CUEVAS DEL ALMANZORA: 27 March.
BERJA: 22nd May
GÁDOR: 18th September
OLULA DEL RÍO: 23rd October
ZURGENA: to be confirmed
The presentation ceremony was attended by the Deputy for Sports and Youth, José Antonio García and the delegate of the Motorcycling Federation in Almería, José Luis Alonso, accompanied by representatives of the municipalities hosting the circuit: Berja, Cuevas, El Ejido, Olula del Río, Gádor and Zurgena.
The Sports Deputy, José Antonio García, highlighted this circuit as one of the most important at provincial level: “this championship brings together thousands of motorsport fans, making an attractive effect on the province. The Almanzora, Levante and Bajo Andarax will be able to enjoy a unique weekend because Almeria has first class tourism and gastronomy. We will continue to promote one of the most impressive sports in the world, Motocross, to encourage grassroots sport in our province”.
For his part, the delegate of the Motorcycling Federation in Almería, José Luis Alonso, reflected the Diputación’s commitment to Motocross: “holding this circuit in Almería is a commitment to young motor racing talent and to all fans of the sport. Travelling far away entails economic implications that not everyone can afford, so these actions are essential for children and adults to fulfil a dream from home”.
The provincial championship aims to bring motocross to our province so that our riders do not have to look for other championships in distant provinces. In addition, one of the challenges that the Provincial Council and the Federation are pursuing is to promote women’s sport with several female riders who add value to the circuit.