The future of Italian motorcycling passes through the IMF: the Pata Talenti Azzurri 2023 presented in Verona – News
On the stage of the Motor Bike Expo, the Italian Motorcycle Federation presented the 70 prospective riders
January 30, 2023
Noon yesterday’s day, Sunday 29 Januarythe project was presented at the Motor Bike Expo Pata Blue Talents IMF 2023. Over 70 prospective riders, specialized in 9 disciplines (Enduro, Motocross, Trial, Motorally, Quad, Speedway, Flat Track, Supermoto and Speed) with an average age of 16 are ready to hit the track in 2023 in the major national and international championships.
Ithe IMF President John Copioli he opened the presentation by recalling the federal commitment to finding and supporting talent, a mission envisaged by the IMF Statute and fundamental for the development of our sport. Raffaele Prisco, Coordinator of the Technical Management, instead explained the operating methods of the project, illustrating the intense work foreseen during the sporting season for the Technical Directors, the Technicians and the drivers. In his speech Remo Gobbiowner of Pata Snack, underlined the multi-year partnership between Pata Snack and the FMI, highlighting his strong will to continue supporting a project that is giving excellent results both in terms of sport and visibility.
During 2023 their activity will be supervised by the Technical Directors Roberto Sasso (Speed), Thomas Traversini (Motocross), Fabio Lenzi (Process), Cristiano Rossi (Enduro), Massimo Beltrami (Supermotard) and by the Representatives Armando Chestnut (Highway/flat track), Nicholas Montalbani (Quadruple) e Matthew Graziani (motorically). Welcomed by the applause of the audience, the boys showed all their enthusiasm, aware of being part of a project aimed at supporting them in their technical and professional growth.
gGiovanni Copioli, IMF President: “The Pata Talenti Azzurri FMI Project is one of the spearheads of our Federation: it has given us many satisfactions over the years thanks to the synergy between the Technical Sector, the drivers and all the parties involved. Following over 70 young people is a job that requires a lot of commitment but which pays off when we see the growth of the young people from a professional point of view and when, consequently, the results arrive. This is a project also made possible by the common purpose with Pata Snack, which is why I thank Remo Gobbi who shares the values of healthy motorcycling with us and believes in our initiatives”.
Raffaele Prisco, Coordinator of the FMI Technical Department: “The FMI follows the Pata Talenti Azzurri throughout the season with training sessions, collegiate meetings and during the competitions. It is a constant work that sees the Technical Directors and FMI Technicians as reference figures and that rewards us both with the results and with the recognition, by many established champions, of the quality of our activities. In 2023 we will continue on the path traced in past years, without neglecting the updating of methodologies and contents of the technical management, with the aim of making the boys mature from all points of view to continue to give new life to Italian motorcycling ” .