We regret to inform you that we’ve received tragic news from the MXGP series. Youthstream and the FIM have released an official statement on the passing of EMX85 rider Igor Cuharciuc during today’s qualifying events at the 2017 MXGP of Czech Republic. No further information is available at this time. Our thoughts are with Igor’s family, friends, and the MXGP community.

From Youthstream and the FIM…

LOKET (Czech Republic), 22 July 2017 – It is with much regret that we inform you of the tragic death of a young rider Igor Cuharciuc from Moldova who was participating in the European Motocross 85cc Championship race in Loket, Czech Republic today.

Following a fall from his motorcycle during which he sustained serious injuries the race was immediately stopped. Despite the efforts of the event medical team who were immediately at the scene and the attendance of a helicopter medical team he sadly passed away.

As a mark of respect, the European Motocross 85 cc race scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled.

The FIM Europe, FIM, YouthStream, ACCR and Motoclub Loket extend their condolences to the family, friends and the team of Igor.