Moto Club Lonigo
It was witnessing one of these events that a group of Leonic athletes, attracted by the subtle charm that fed a completely unknown sport, thought of trying to organize one of these competitions in Lonigo, as our city had a track in a park called Hippodrome (circle for the leonenes) still exists, which for its configuration lent itself to this type called at that time Dirt – Track.
The Moto Club Lonigo, became a reality as a sports association on 1 January 1947 with the affiliation to F.M.I. and his first seat was the trattoria at the Duomo of Lonigo and next to the first elected President, Giovanni Panozzo and the appointed secretary Mario Colombo, they were part of the first directive council some young people and various figures of the Leonic business and commercial environment, all animated by the same great enthusiasm.
Thus it was that the Ionian Racecourse, the undisputed temple of horse racing, saw the end of an era and witnessed the new motorcycle reality, although it was always a question of horses.
Since that fateful day, our sports association has been confirming ever more successes, organizing national and international events including 5 Italian Grand Prix, 3 Challenge Grand Prix, 2 World Couples Finals, 5 Under-21 World Finals, 4 Continental Finals , 2 FIM Flat Track Trophies, also receiving from the CONI the Silver Medal and the Gold Medal for Sporty Merit from CONI (only a few clubs in Italy can aspire to similar prestige).