Arco de Trento, Saturday

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4/9/2015 11:30 AM

As luck would have it I'll be in Milan next week on business, with Friday afternoon and Saturday open. Bummer that I depart on Sunday...

I just booked a room in Riva Del Garda on Friday so I plan on making the races on Saturday. What time do things get kicked off for Saturday races? It looks like it could be a mess with one road into the event, any advice on logistics would be appreciated!

4/9/2015 11:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/9/2015 11:38 AM

Riva is about 20 minutes south from the track.
First free practice is probably EMX125 and starts around 9:30
I did not receive a time table yet but it's always the same schedule.

Smart thing to do is indeed get there early to avoid traffic.
No need to get tickets online, you'll be able to get them at the gate.

Driving from Milan to Riva is easy.
Just follow the highway east to Venice and turn north direction Trento.
Then you'll get into the Alps and will see the exit for Riva.

4/9/2015 11:56 AM

The track is near the town Pietramurata, about a mile from the town centre.

4/9/2015 12:15 PM

Cool, thanks for the info!

4/9/2015 12:47 PM

its a great place, we wanted to go but dates didnt work for us, just booked Maggiora instead .

4/9/2015 12:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/9/2015 12:51 PM

We will be also staying at the Riva Del Garda with our team (remember to cheer to #25 Emil Weckman & #12 Tatu Junnola in EMX150 class and #142 Jere Haavisto in EMX250 class).

The timetable should be something like this (copied this from some Italian site, so layout is not the greatest):

EMX250-EMX150-EMX 125 Free/Timed practice h. 07,10-10,00
MX2 Free Practice h. 10,15
MXGP Free Practice 10,45
EMX125 – EMX 250 last chance Qualifying race h. 11,40 – 13,00
EMX 150 Race-1 (20’+2 laps) h. 13,20
MX2 Time Practice h. 14,00
MXGP Time Practice h. 14,35
EMX 125 Race-1 h. 15,20 (25’+2 laps)
MX2 Qualifying race h. 16,10 (20’+2 laps)
MXGP Qualifying race h. 17,00 (20’+2 laps)
EMX 250 Race-1 h. 17,40 (25’+2 laps).

EMX 125 - EMX 150 - EMX 250 Warm-up h. 08,40-09,20
EMX125 Race-2 h. 09,40 (25’+2 laps)
EMX 150 Race-2 h. 10,30 (20’+2 laps)
MX2 Warm-up h. 11,10
MXGP Warm-up h. 11,30
EMX 250 Race-2 h. 12,00 (25’+2 laps)
MX2 Race-1 h. 13,15 (30’+2 laps)
MXGP Race-1 h. 14,15 (30’+2 laps)
MX2 Race-2 h. 16,10 (30’+2 laps)
MXGP Race-2 h. 17,10 (30’+2 laps).

4/9/2015 12:58 PM

Wow, they start at 7 on Saturday??

4/9/2015 1:01 PM

I'll be there Saturday and Sunday with my brother. But on Saturday we first have to drive 500km to the track, so I guess we won't be there before 12-13:00.
We are staying in Riva too.

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4/9/2015 1:05 PM

I think it's because both EMX125 (95 riders) and EMX250 (100 riders) have two groups plus one EMX150 group. I think it's going to be really exciting event with record crowd, can't wait!

4/9/2015 1:09 PM

yes and they can't keep going to long cause the sun will go behing the mountain and it gets dark soon there.

Such a cool track.

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I'll stop now.

4/9/2015 1:14 PM

Keep on posting them Jeffrey, they are bad ass pictures!

"Me fail English? That’s unpossible." - Ralph Wiggum

4/9/2015 1:17 PM

That is one sweet track. You can really see the height difference in the JH84 and GP21 pictures.

4/9/2015 1:17 PM

I have never visited the track, but sure looks nice! We have watched mostly gopro videos from there and in those it doesn't seem to have that much of elevation. BTW Vurb put out interview with Jere:

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It all makes sense now. RV isn't winning because he's taking in all the scenery while he's on the track! Damn, these last couple tracks are just absolutely beautiful settings.

4/9/2015 1:30 PM

That's about it for the scenic shots for now.

4/9/2015 1:36 PM

Allright, found some more track pics.

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So if you're going and never been there before you should be excited by now.

I know I'll be there. First time RV is racing a GP in Europe. Gonna be mad.