MONACO (Principality of Monaco) 18 August 2020 – Following the big success of the Latvian stops of MXGP and the support received, MXGP continues to look forward to more epic races this season and therefore Infront Moto Racing would like to reveal the most recent updates to the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship racing calendar.
Following the evolution of COVID-19 restrictions and the difficulty of travel, the decision has been made to postpone to 2021 the MXGP of Turkey in Afyonkarahisar, originally scheduled on the September 05/06, while also the TBC events scheduled this season (the MXGP of Portugal that originally was going to take place in Agueda as well as the MXGP of Russia scheduled in Orlyonok) have been also postponed to 2021.
Instead, following the success of the Latvian triple-header, the FIM Motocross World Championship will anticipate the event in Faenza, Italy, for three epic Grand Prix races with the MXGP of Italy on the September 05/06, the MXGP of Città di Faenza on the September 08/09 and the MXGP of Emilia Romagna on September 12/13. The events in Faenza will also be joined by the EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing and EMX 2t Presented by FMF Racing championships.
Additionally, MXGP will head to Mantova in Italy for the MXGP of Lombardia taking place on September 26/27, the MXGP of Città di Mantova on September 29/30 and finally the MXGP of Europe on October 03/04. The first two races in Mantova will additionally see rounds of the EMX250 and WMX Championships, while the MXGP of Europe will also welcome the EMX125 and EMX250 riders.
Further changes will then see MXGP head to Pietramurata, for the MXGP of Trentino, scheduled for October 31/November 01, then the MXGP of Pietramurata on November 03/04 and finally the MXGP of Garda Trentino will finish off the Italian stint on November 07/08. The additional classes that will join MXGP in Pietramurata will be the EMX Open and WMX riders for the first race, while during the final two events it will be EMX Open and EMX 2t.
The 2020 calendar will now feature three triple-headers in Italy. This decision has been made in order to be able to hold the maximum number of events possible to make a competitive and thrilling championship, as well as to reduce the amount of travel complications for the whole paddock collective.
Furthermore, the MXGP of Lommel, last of the three Belgian stops, on October 24/25, will also see the Yamaha YZ bLU CRU Superfinale, that will welcome some up and coming motocross stars of tomorrow, to the fierce Lommel circuit in Belgium. Last year’s final saw Jekabs Kubulins take a victory in the 65cc class, while in 85cc it was Olle Martensson and finally in 125cc it was Mairis Pumpurs who was the winner.
The MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina, in Neuquen, remains part of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar as TBC depending on the ongoing national conditions.
Infront Moto Racing along with the FIM, the local organisers and the national federations, continue with the goal of presenting a great championship in these difficult circumstances and are excited to welcome back more FIM Motocross World Championship action!
Words: Press Release | Lead Image: J.P. Acevedo