News 15 Jan 2014

Multiple formats announced for 2014 MX Nationals

A mixture of traditional and sprint motos confirmed this season.

Image: Simon Makker.

Image: Simon Makker.

Monster Energy MX Nationals series promoter Williams Event Management will revamp the race formats in 2014, an announcement this morning has confirmed.

Five rounds of the series will feature traditional 30-minute plus one-lap motos for the premier MX1 and MX2 classes, while three 20-minute plus one-lap motos will make up the remaining half of the series.

The dual-moto rounds will see MXD contest two 20-minute plus one-lap motos, however they will complete the same race lengths as the pro categories at the three-moto events.

“I really like the three 20-minute moto format,” new CDR Yamaha signing Jay Marmont said. “If you have a poor race you can still work hard for a solid overall, and keeping five traditional rounds should keep most happy.”

Marmont’s younger brother Ryan, himself a former national champion in MX2, will look to take advantage of the triple-moto format as he splits his time between work commitments and racing.

“I have a fulltime job now and racing the new 20-minute format will be sweet,” he commented. “I think this is a good balance [and] we should see some great racing in the 20-minute formats.”

Monster Energy Kawasaki contender Adam Monea is confident the revised structure will create a strong balance, while also increasing the battle for the championships.

“I think this format will be better than the back-to-back format in 2012 and should produce some great racing,” Monea explained. “Having the traditional format at five rounds is great as well – its the best of both worlds. And with more point scoring races it should keep the series alive.”

WEM is yet to confirm which formats will be featured at each event, expected to be announced later this week.

Click here for details on the class structure, confirmed on Monday in a prior announcement.