The Finnish Motorcycling Federation promoted the Hyvinkää GP today in Helsinki and proudly presented the ICE1Racing team manager Antti Pyrhönen as one of the hometown great motocross names. The race has come to stay and the Organizer is prepared to host the event for the next three seasons. Finland with strong motocross roots welcomes the world’s top riders to Hyvinkää with open arms and the Organizer is expecting the audience of 10 000 to the event.
“I wish I could have raced in Hyvinkää myself”, commented the team manager Antti Pyrhönen. “It’s great to have the World Championship circuit come to my home track. ICE1Racing team riders are happy to return to Finland and aim to succeed in the top five on the sand track of Hyvinkää.”
“The track of Hyvinkää has been modified to fit the MX1 and MX2 classes and the Organizer has prepared the paddock so that it can welcome the circuit. We hope that Finnish motocross fans come to meet the top of the sport”, commented the managing director of Finnish Motorcycling Federation Kurt Ljungqvist.
The oversea GP in Beto Carrero hosted the third event with super final this season. First moto was very difficult for ICE1Racing rider Rui Gonçalves who had a bad start and finished eighteenth. Yet his strong start in the super final kept the rhythm solid and he was able to ride very good race finishing seventh.
The seventh round of FIM MX World Championship is being raced in Brazil on the red soil track of Beto Carrero this weekend. This oversea race is one of the three events with superfinal format. Rui Gonçalves represents the team ICE1Racing as the only rider, while Xavier Boog is forced to stand by another race. Gonçalves lines eleventh to the start tomorrow.
Antti Pyrhönen the team-manager ICE1Racing Team has enjoyed some success in the 2013 season with his two riders Rui Gonçalves and Xavier Boog. We caught up with the Finnish team manager and asked him about his teams performances and progress in 2013.
By Geoff Meyer | 08 May 2013
The home GP of Rui Gonçalves in Agueda kept the home favorite in top ten. Arm pump colored the first moto, yet the finish was satisfying ninth. Start of the second moto pulled Gonçalves out of the top ten and he finished eleventh. In the World Championship classification Gonçalves is currently eighth.