Husqvarna takes European champion Nicholas Lapucci to the Brazilian motocross championship – Jornal do Oeste

The Italian rider is the latest Husqvarna Brasil Factory RACING PowerHusky recruit to compete in MX1. Lapucci starts this weekend in the penultimate stage of the season and joins Pietro Piroli (leader in MXJR), Heitor Matos, Vicente Nunes and Pietro Fraga

A Husqvarna Brasil Factory RACING PowerHusky announces the new recruit, the Italian Nicholas Lapucci. European motocross champion in the EMX250 class, three-time Italian motocross champion, the rider currently competes in the main category of the world championship, the MXGP, and his debut with the official Husqvarna team will take place this weekend , on the 16th and 17th, in Limeira. (SP), during the 6th and penultimate stage of the Brazilian Motocross Championship.

According to Maurício Fernandes, managing partner of Husqvarna in Brazil, the hire comes at the right time to strengthen the team. “We are very happy with the arrival of Nicholas who will compete in the 2023 and 2024 seasons. Although he is young, he is a very fast and talented driver, he has already won major titles in Europe and we believe that “He will help us put the brand in a good position in the competitive MX1 category,” he explains. The Italian rider was welcomed by the team this week, took part in a productive training session in São Paulo and will join the team in Limeira.

Lapucci will compete with the FC 450 in the main category, MX1, and talks about the opportunity to defend the brand in Brazil. “I am very grateful to be in Brazil and for this opportunity that Husqvarna is giving me. I’ve enjoyed the last few days with the team and I’m ready for this first race here. It’s still new to me but I’m very excited,” says the 24-year-old, who is racing for the first time in the country.

Five drivers on track – The team arrives at the 1,700 meter circuit, at the Carlos Alberto Nunes Motodromo, with five riders. Besides Lapucci, the gaucho Pietro Piroli #161 (TC85), leader of the MXJR; in 65cc the paulista Heitor Matos #300 (TC 65) and the gaucho Vicente Nunes #22 (TC 65) and the minor Pietro Fraga #152 (TC50) returns to racing in the 50cc category.

After taking the lead of the MXJR last month, in Campo Grande (MS), Pietro Piroli faces the stage which will be decisive in this last part of the season. “Expectations are very good for Limeira. I’m more confident with my head and the training sessions have been good and I hope to have a good race. The start of the season was difficult with my injury, but with a lot of training, I found the rhythm and I made good progress,” explains the 15-year-old Gaucho de Tapejara.

Caxias do Sul (RS) rider Vicente Nunes, 11, is ready for his second race with the team and is in 3rd position in the 65cc category. “I feel well prepared, confident, I have trained a lot, I have corrected some mistakes made at Campo Grande and I hope to bring a good result and help the team,” he says. In the same category, Heitor Matos will also aim for another podium: “We are full steam ahead, the race will be great, I have had a good training,” says the 10-year-old from São Paulo.

At 8 years old, Pietro Fraga returned to competition after being injured at the end of the Arena Cross in June, when he had undergone wrist surgery. According to his father Fabner Fraga, the driver is eager to accelerate. “He spent 65 days without riding a motorcycle. The doctor approved him for this race in Limeira and it will be a rehabilitation,” he explains.

The organizers have prepared a course of 19 obstacles, 80 meters long with a right turn, climbs and descents which will require technique and skill on the part of the runners. The Carlos Alberto Nunes Motodromo is located in Via Prefeito Jurandyr Paixão, s/n, in Campo Belo (Limeira) and will have free entry.

The team Husqvarna Brasil Factory RACING PowerHusky is sponsored by Husqvarna Brasil, Goldentyre Brasil, Grupo 2W Motors, Itaminas and Circuit Equipment and Ride 100%. More information at Power Husky Website and Instagram @powerhuskymotorcycles and @husqvarna_motorcycles_br

Calendar – Brazilian Motocross Championship – 6th stage (Limeira/SP)

Saturday – 09/16
Free training
From 8 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. – MX2
From 8:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. – MX1
From 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. – MX3

Skills training
From 9:40 a.m. to 10 a.m. – MX2JR
From 10:05 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. – MX4
From 10:25 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. – National
From 10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. – MXF
From 11:05 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. – MX5
From 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. – MX2
From 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – MX1
1:20 p.m. – 50cc qualifying race (10 minutes + 1 lap)
1:35 p.m. – MXJR qualifying race (10 minutes + 1 lap)
From 1:55 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – MX3
2:25 p.m. – 65cc qualifying race (10 minutes + 1 lap)

3:10 p.m. – MX2JR (20 minutes + 2 laps)
3:40 p.m. – MX4 (15 minutes + 2 laps)
4:10 p.m. – Nationals (15 minutes + 2 rounds)
4:35 p.m. – 50cc (15 minutes + 2 laps)
5:05 p.m. – MX5 (15 minutes + 2 laps)
5:30 p.m. – Podium for the MX2JR, MX4, National, 50cc and MX5 categories.

Sunday – 9/17
Warm up
From 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. – MX2
From 8:20 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. – MX1
From 8:40 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. – MXJr
From 8:55 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. – MXF
From 9:10 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – MX3
From 9:25 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. – 65cc


10 a.m. – MXJR (20 minutes + 2 laps)
10:40 a.m. – MXF (15 minutes + 2 laps)
11:10 a.m. – Podium for the MXJR and MXF categories
11:50 a.m. – MX2 (30 minutes + 2 laps)
12:50 p.m. – MX1 (30 minutes + 2 laps)
1:50 p.m. – MX3 (20 minutes + 2 laps)
2:30 p.m. – 65cc (15 minutes + two laps)
3 p.m. – Podium for the MX3 and 65cc categories
3:20 p.m. – Elite MX (30 minutes + 2 laps)
4 p.m. – Podium for the Elite MX, MX1 and MX2 categories.

*Programming subject to change.

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