News 12 May 2020

New-look MXGP season scheduled to resume in August

Plans in place for 2020 championship to return following COVID-19.

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A wide range of revisions have been made to the 2020 MXGP World Championship calendar as the series prepares to move forward following the coronavirus pandemic.

Rounds one and two were held prior to COVID-19 bringing world sport to a stop, however, Infront Moto Racing has confirmed that it won’t be until August that the championship will resume.

The MXGP of Russia, that was scheduled to take place on 4-5 July, will now move to 1-2 August, additionally the MXGP of Latvia that was due to take place on 11-12 July will now take place on 8-9 August at the Kegums circuit.

This means that the Monster Energy MXGP of Belgium and the MXGP of Germany due to take place on these dates, will now be rescheduled. The MXGP of Belgium has been moved to 24-25 October, while the date for the German GP, along with the MXGP of Czech Republic and the MXGP of Emilia Romagna (Imola), that will also see a change of date, remains as TBA at this time and will also be announced soon.

Unfortunately, certain events will no longer be able to take place. These include the MXGP of Italy in Maggiora, which was scheduled for 18-19 July, as well as the MXGP of France in St. Jean d’Angely originally planned on 27-28 June with both events cancelled for the 2020 season.

French fans will still be able to enjoy the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, which is set to take place on 26-27 September at the popular Ernee circuit. Further information on the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship originally scheduled in Megalopolis, Greece, on 8–9 August, will be coming soon.

2020 MXGP World Championship calendar (updated):
Rd1 – 1 March – Matterley Basin, Great Britain
Rd2 – 8 March – Valkenswaard, the Netherlands
Rd3 – 2 August – Orlyonok, Russia
Rd4 – 9 August – Kegums, Latvia
Rd5 – 16 August – Uddevalla, Sweden
Rd6 – 23 August – KymiRing, Finland
Rd7 – 6 September – Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Rd8 – 13 September – Shanghai, China
Rd9 – 20 September – TBA
Rd10 – 4 October – Pietramurata, Italy
Rd11 – 11 October – Arroyomlinos, Spain
Rd12 – 18 October – Agueda, Portugal
Rd13 – 25 October – Lommel, Belgium
Rd14 – 1 November – Jakarta, Indonesia
Rd15 – 8 November – TBA, Indonesia
Rd16 – 22 November – Neuquen, Argentina
Rd17 – 29 November – TBA