Nicholas Lapucci renews with Fantic Factory Team Maddii for the world debut in the top category. The presence in the two EMX classes is also strengthened thanks to the reconfirmation of Osterhagen and a new line-up which completes the team.
QUINTO DI TREVISO, 1st of December 2021
After presenting its MY22 Offroad range at the Milan Motor Show as well, Fantic announces a great new beginning: the entry in the MXGP queen category which will be added to all the others sport programs regarding the motocross world in 2022 season.
The excellent 2021 season have seen the victory of Nicholas Lapucci at the Internazionali d'Italia of Motocross in the MX2 category, the Italian Prestige title in the MX2 class and above all the prestigious conquest of the EMX250 European Championship.
These results prompted the team manager Marco Maddii to renew the contract with Nicholas for the 2022 season and Fantic's debut in MXGP as well.
The team will also continue the path undertaken two years ago to develop young riders in the European 125 and 250 categories. It could not, therefore, mark the reconfirmation of the World Champion Hakon Osterhagen that in 2022 will be at the start in the major category EMX250 with the Fantic XX250.
He will be joined in the same class by the promising Norwegian Cornelius Tøndel, who this year proved to be consistent and fast. In the European 125 class, Alexis Fueris has been confirmed again after a good second part of the season. The team is completed with the arrival in the 125 class of the young Dutchman Cas Valk who has shown exceptional speed at this end of the season.
Marco Maddii comments as follows: "We are very happy to make our debut in MXGP with Nicholas, it is an exciting and difficult challenge, but we will try to do our best to perform well in the premier class. We have also made a big step in the European Championship, with Fueri and Valk in 125, Tondel and Ostheragen in 250 I think we have 4 competitive riders who will have their say in the final standings. The group is compact and we have already started winter training, the feeling with the bikes is already good, but in any case, we intend to work hard and do our best to be ready for the first race of the Internazionali d’Italia".
Nicholas Lapucci: "I'm really happy to have renewed my contract with Fantic and the Maddii team. I am very excited about this new world challenge. It will be an important season and I'm happy to be with Fantic Factory Team Maddii again. I'm sure they will give me the best possible support to undertake this new adventure. It will be my second year with the Team and there will be even more feeling, I can't wait to start this new page of my career. I want to thank the Maddii family and Fantic for the trust they have placed in me and all the sponsors who are giving me a hand."