All is ready in Crotone for the penultimate leg of the International Sand Motocross Championship of Italy “Supermarecross” on October 24 and 25. Crotone is not a new location for this event: the city contributed to the fortune of this discipline back in the 1980s, and the members of the motorcycle club Ugo Gallo have taken it in their stride to make sure everything will be running smoothly when this event comes back to town after ten years of absence.
This Crotone edition will be the 22ndSupermarecross, and it will take place on Lungomare Gramsci, the sea-side promenade in the city-centre, on whose sands the 900-metre racing track will be laid out a few days from now. Specially for the occasion, a Museum dedicated to the Championship will be put up close by the circuit: quite a few very rare Supermarecross items belonging to the Di Stefano and Gallo families will be part of the exhibition. Gaetano Di Stefano created Supermarecross in 1982, whereas Ugo Gallo, the former president of Moto Club Crotone, was the event’s main promoter in the city. Two special prize giving ceremonies will take place during this year’s edition, the Gaetano Di Stefano and the Ugo Gallo Awards: the winners in each category will receive trophies handcrafted by goldsmith Michele Affidato. On October 24, the programme will also include the Motorcyclists Festival, featuring live shows, food tastings skateboard performances and music played by local disk jockeys.
As was previously mentioned, Crotone is the penultimate leg of the Chamionship. The fnal will be disputed in Giardini Naxos (Sicily), but the Crotone event is expected to make way for accurate predictions.
In the MX2 category, Antonio Mancuso and Gianluca Di Marziantonio are both running for the trophy, separated by 1000 points: the 500 points awarded to the Crotone winner should be deemed very precious to either of them.
In the MX1 category, Giovanni Bertuccelli and Marco Maddi are only 138 points away from each other. These two are also competing for the newly introduced title of Absolute Champion, which will award a vehicle to the best specialist on either traditional or sand circuits.
In the 125 class, Alessandro Lentini is currently placed first with 1730 points, followed by Riccardo Lauretti with 1317 points.
In the Minicross category, Emilio Scuteri is topping the list with 2000 points, as he hit four victories on four different competitions. Second on the list is Carmelo Ferla with 1510 points.
The event will be broadcast live on Nuvolari, and webcast on Nuvolari.it and Sportelevision.it
A running commentary will be provided from 3.00 pm to 5.15 pm.