News 17 Jun 2021

Sweden canceled amid MXGP schedule revisions

Lacapelle-Marival announced as venue for MXGP of France.

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The MXGP calendar has received another round of updates following last weekend’s opening round in Russia, with the cancellation of the MXGP of Sweden, the addition of a new French GP circuit, and date changes for multiple rounds.

Infront Moto Racing released a host of changes to the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship schedule today, headlining the announcement was the cancellation of the MXGP of Sweden.

Originally scheduled to take place at Uddevalla, the race as been postponed to 2022 with Infront Moto Racing stating the changes have been ‘unavoidable’ and they’re ‘looking forward to returning to the popular Uddevalla circuit next year.’

While the Swedish round has been canceled, the series confirmed the addition of Lacapelle-Marival as the venue for the MXGP of France, now scheduled for the 9th and 10th of October.

The circuit, located in the southwest of France is not entirely new to the FIM Motocross World Championship, with the venue having hosted the MX3 World Championship in 2009 and 2011, along with a round of EMX2 and WMX.

While this will be the first time that Lacapelle-Marival will officially welcome MXGP, the majority of the GP riders are very familiar with the French circuit, as it is a regular host of the annual pre-season International ‘Masters of Motocross’ race.

Along with those changes, the MXGP of Latvia in Kegums has been rescheduled for the 7th and 8th of August, moved from the original dates that were scheduled for the second weekend of July.

The next round on the series is set for the infamous Matterley Basin for the MXGP of Great Britain, starting on 27 June.