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MXGP Academy wraps up at the MXGP of The Netherlands

The last MXGP Academy of 2017 kicked off today at the MXGP of the Netherlands. MXGP Academy is an on site MX school for local youth at various GP’s in the calendar. The Academy is in partnership with Youthstream and FIM Europe. Headed up by FIM Europe deputy and project responsible Martin de Graaff the program’s goal is to create true motocross athletes not just motocross racers, filling the gap between a good rider and an educated one.

 

Today the final group of the total 125 riders this year were awarded their certification for completing the program. Teaching the program was Jan Postema and John van den Berk as trainers and Martin Van Genderen as project coordinator who together worked with teaching students and the parents everything from rider nutrition to attitude. The students at the Netherlands’ Academy were also treated to a special awarding of the certificates by Youthstream Vice President, Mr. David Luongo and FIM Europe President, Dr. Wolfgang Srb.
With racing set to start tomorrow the young riders will also be given a tour of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Factory Racing Team before joining the thousands of fans to watch the best of MXGP and MX2 take to the sandy Assen Circuit.

From the left Jan Postema, Martin de Graaff, David Luongo, FIM Europe President Dr Wolfgang Srb, Martin Van Genderen and John van den Berk

 

 

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