Husqvarna Returns to X Games with Seel and Lazzarini - News - Dirt Rider Magazine

Husqvarna Returns to X Games with Seel and LazzariniThe X Games are one of the most famous and amazing extreme sports events. They capture the attention of millions of fans thanks in part to the support of ESPN, the largest sports network in the United States.

Official Husqvarna Supermoto rider Ivan Lazzarini will be the first Italian rider to ever race on the US track. On his side, he will have the Belgian "Rooster" Eddy Seel who, in last year's X Games, conquered the second step of the podium.

From August 4th to 7th the beautiful city of Los Angeles, California will be the backdrop for the 2005 edition of the X Games, known to all Americans as the most extreme sporting event of the year.Millions of people will attend the many challenges scheduled for the 4 day event, including skateboard, freestyle, bmx and Motocross contests, united by the adrenaline and suspense that will take the audience's breath away.Taking part to this event is an honor, as each participant has been invited by the organization to compete. Eddy Seel is the current points leader in the S2 Class of the World Supermoto Championship. Lazzarini is in fifth place overall in the S1 Class after four rounds in the series.Regarding the Supermoto race, the riders will have to deal with a completely different race characterized by a Motocross start in the off-road part plus difficult and technical asphalt sections with jumps. Even the race schedule has been redesigned: it is going to be a one hour race, with pit stops and rear tire changes.The riders will compete together in one class: 450cc—a displacement in which Ivan is trying to improve his riding technique in order to be ready for the summer games. Both Eddy and Ivan will be competing on Husqvarna SMR450 factory race bikes.Seel will be right at home in the event since he's the current leader of the 450 class in the World Supermoto Championship and can't wait to return to the States to once again show his incredible racing talents. "I want to came back to the X Games because last year was amazing! The public is great and so was the track," said Eddy. "Really awesome, and I had such a good publicity afterwards here in Europe. But this time mistakes any more, I want to win. Now I know better how the race will be even with the new rule which will be more challenging for everybody. It will be a great show, I am sure about that."