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Bonacorsi to replace injured Guadagnini at MXON for Team Italy!

Bonacorsi to replace injured Guadagnini at MXON for Team Italy!

Following medical tests carried out on Tuesday 26 September, Mattia Guadagnini’s muscle problem in his right calf was confirmed which prevented him from racing in the MXGP in Great Britain. The young Venetian rider, already winner of the 2021 Motocross of Nations with Tony Cairoli and Alessandro Lupino, will have to remain at rest and will not be able to participate in the 2023 edition of the Trophy, scheduled for Ernée (France) on 7 and 8 October.

FMI Technical Commissioner Thomas Traversini has selected Andrea Bonacorsi, the reigning EMX250 European Champion, as his replacement. Born in Bergamo on 23 April 2003, he will defend the blue colours riding the Yamaha of the Hutten Metaal Team. He will race in the Open class on a 450cc.

The Italian lineup will therefore be composed of Alberto Forato (MXGP), Andrea Adamo (MX2), Andrea Bonacorsi (MX Open).

Thomas Traversini, FMI Technical Commissioner: “We are really sorry for Mattia, a boy who has always shown a strong attachment to the Maglia Azzurra, as demonstrated by his results at the Motocross of Nations and beyond. At the same time we will be able to rely on the enthusiasm of Bonacorsi, who will have to face this experience without pressure but with the awareness of being up to par with the other riders on the track, as seen in the last round of the MX2 World Championship at Matterley Basin. We will have a team equal to the best, young and full of motivation to do well.”

Words by FMI – Feature Image courtesy of MXGP