Only a few weeks to the start of the motocross season . The Mantua Airoh Starcross is back again more exciting than ever: for 31 years the most fascinating motocross appointment in Europe for the major axes of the offroad racing, the Starcross is back to the original setting of mid-March after 10 years, at the end of winter when the climate soften and the condition of the riders is at the top.
After the announcement of the dates of the event, in accordance with the Motorcycle’s International and Italian Federations, the Mantua Airoh Starcrosswill take place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 of March. The confirmation from the main teams, riders and motorcycle manufacturers are already history: everybody is excited to take part to this terrific race, where the greatest of all times won and wrote pages of history of the sport. As tradition, all the official teams of KTM , Honda, Yamaha , Kawasaki and Suzuki will be at the starting gate with the strongest riders of the circus.
Other important news are the two International races dedicated to the youngsters, with 85cc and 125cc classes that will be included in the timetable of the weekend and will allow many Italian and European young riders to compete and get noticed in a similar international stage and enhance their experience during a high-level event , which has forged the best riders of the sport.
The formula stays the same: also the 31st Airoh Starcross will propose the three classic and exciting short main events with mixed classes , the spectacular Airoh Cup 1 -on-1, with an intense Saturday too, with the free practices, qualifying races of MX1 and MX2 classes , the Motocross Superpole and the final selections for the 85cc and 125cc classes of the International event .
Hall of fame Mantova Starcross: 1984 M.Velkeneers (Gilera/OLA); 1985 C.Maddii (Gilera/ITA); 1986 G.Jobè (Suzuki/BEL); 1987 D.Strijbos (Cagiva/OLA); 1988 E.Geboers (Honda/BEL); 1989 J.Leisk (Honda/AUS); 1990 S.Kalos (Yamaha/USA); 1991 T.Parker (Honda/USA); 1992 T.Vohland (Suzuki/USA); 1993 M.Fanton (Kawasaki/ITA); 1994 S.Everts (Kawasaki/BEL); 1995 T.Vohland (Suzuki/USA); 1996 M.Bervoets (Suzuki/BEL); 1997 T.Vohland (Yamaha/USA); 1998 A.Bartolini (Yamaha/ITA); 1999 A.Bartolini (Yamaha/ITA); 2000 M.Pichon (Suzuki/FRA); 2001 A.Bartolini (Husqvarna/ITA); 2002 P.Beirer (Vismara Honda/GER); 2003 M.Pichon (Suzuki/ITA); 2004 S.Everts (Yamaha/BEL); 2005 S.Everts (Yamaha/BEL); 2006 S.Everts (Yamaha/BEL); 2007 M.Nagl (KTM/GER); 2008 D.Philippaerts (Yamaha/ITA); 2009 K.Strijbos (Honda/BEL); 2010 A.Cairoli (KTM/ITA); 2011 D.Philippaerts (Yamaha/ITA); 2012 A.Cairoli (KTM/ITA); 2013 K.Strijbos (Suzuki/BEL)