Trade Bank Extends FIM Snowcross World Championship Partnership

October 26, 2012

Trade Bank has renewed it’s partnership with FIM Snowcross World Championship following a successful first year partnership.

For the 2013 season, apart from organizing the Russian MXGP, Youthstream and Investment Trade Bank will join forces again to expand the FIM Snowcross World Championship not only in Russia, but also in Scandinavia.

The 2013 FIM Snowcross World Championship will be celebrated in three different venues, two in Russia and one in Finland. The well-known track of Tuuri in Finland will be the Snowcross World Championship season opener and after the celebration of the second round of the championship in Semigorje, track which hosted the successful 2012 FIM Snowcross World Championship, a unique race in Moscow, Russia, will mark the end of the 2013 FIM Snowcross World Championship season.

For the first time in the history of the sport, the three events will be broadcasted LIVE in HD and there will also be a one hour highlights program of each round, which will be broadcasted worldwide.

Mr. Giuseppe Luongo, Youthstream’s president, said: “Youthstream is very proud about the developments of the FIM Snowcross World Championship and we would like to take this occasion to thank Mr. Vladimir Gudkov and Investment Trade Bank (ITB) for their passion, support and partnership. Together we will promote the FIM Snowcross World Championship on a high level and bring it to become the most important and mediatized motor sport in the winter. The Live TV in HD, the participation of the top international riders, the world class venues, the support of the best Scandinavian experts for track construction and race management with the partnership and promotion of ITB and YS is a guarantee for great success.”

Mr. Vladimir Gudkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Investtradebank, added: “In our country the interest in technical sports, as well as bright, fascinating and spectacular sports, is growing again. Russia is a hospitable country with a unique culture and rich history; we have talented sportsmen and wonderful fans. Together with Youthstream we are going to organize the Snowcross World Championship at the highest level and we will also work together to support the young talents and increase the awareness of the motorsports in Russia.”