Freestyle Motocross competitions will return with the South American round of the FMX World Tour Championship in the city of Sao Paolo on October 16th at the Anhembi place. Linem (sports motors national league) is organising the event with Romagnolli Promoções e Eventos.
With 10 of the world’s best FMX riders competing for the 2021 title, the four Brazilian challengers could completely shake up the world rankings, led by the 5-time Brazilian FMX Champion, Fred Kyrillos. At 35 years old, Kryillos has competed in several World Tour Championship events, as well as some of the world’s biggest international events.
“NIGHT of the JUMPs is the most important competition on the official circuit. I have the privilege of participating in several stages and I know how valuable it is to have this event in Brazil. First, for all the experience that is brought; in addition to the exchange, both for younger and more experienced riders, in receiving the main competitors from abroad. Another point is the knowledge of production that will stay in our country. It will be a great show for everyone”, says Kyrillos.
One of the challenges for hosting a FMX competition, especially in Brazil in October is the local climate. Rain and wind can make the competition unfeasible. Therefore, the entire event will be set inside an arena with space for up to 18,000 fans which will be filled in accordance with the rules established for the current pandemic restrictions. “We are working hard now to hold the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Brazil. We hope that by the second half of the year, the situation of the pandemic will be better for us to return with big events in the country”, said Carlos Romagnolli, who is responsible for the Arena Cross and bringing several international events to Brazil such as NIGHT of the JUMPs in 2015, Motocross World Championship (MXGP) from 2011-2014, and the International Kart Challenge; from 2005 to 2014.
The Brazilian stage of the FMX World Tour Championship has the support of Sao Paolo city councillor, Milton Leite. In addition to collaborating in negotiations with the city of Sao Paulo, Leite is interested in the potential of the competition to project the city on the world circuit by encouraging tourism and to help build the economy after the crisis. “We know that the country has a lot of motorcycling enthusiasts and it will be a unique opportunity for fans to see up close the best FMX riders in the world of the sport. The arrival of these tourists moves the entire hotel chain, restaurants, bars, tourist spots, apart from temporary jobs generated by hiring various services and equipment that will benefit many companies”, explains Leite.
More information regarding the Brazilian stage of NIGHT of the JUMPs, including ticket sales, will be announced soon.