News 22 Nov 2012

MX2 age limit scrapped for 2013 Motocross of Nations

It has been officially announced that the FIM will no longer have their MX2 age limit in place from the 2013 FIM Motocross of Nations event and beyond.

Luke Styke was our most recent MX2 contender in the 2012 Motocross of Nations event. Image: Simon Makker/Makkreative.com.

It has been officially announced that the FIM will no longer have their MX2 age limit in place from the 2013 FIM Motocross of Nations event and beyond.

Previously, the FIM enforced the maximum age limit of 23 years rule to any entrant in the MX2 class, the recent removal of this age limit will vastly open up potential entries from around the world.

Although this rule has been scrapped for FIM Motocross of Nations events, it will still remain in place for the FIM Motocross World Championships series MX2 contenders.

Most recently Serco Yamaha Metal Mulisha Racing’s Luke Styke contested in the MX2 class for Team Australia, whilst Matt Moss flew our MX2 flag in the previous 2011 event where our country finished in third place.

The decision was made in Teutschenthal, Germany, last month in a meeting between Youthstream president Giuseppe Luongo, CMS/FIM director Wolfgang, MSMA secretary general Takanao Tsubouchi, and FIM CEO Steìphane Desprez.

Next year’s FIM MXoN will be hosted at Teutschenthal in Germany.

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