News 19 Jul 2017

MXGP of the USA moves to WW Motocross Park

World championship calendar updated to suit revised location.

Source: Supplied.

Youthstream has announced the 2017 MXGP of the USA will move from its scheduled location of Gatorback Cycle Park to WW Motocross Park in nearby Jacksonville, Florida, on 2-3 September.

The switch to WW Motocross Park comes after the current lease between event promoter Unlimited Sports and the Gatorback owners expired on 30 June and the parties were unable to come to agreeable terms for a renewal.

“We are fully committed to producing a successful MXGP of USA in 2017 with Youthstream and Unlimited Sports, and this venue shift will help ensure that prospect,” said MX Sports Pro Racing president Davey Coombs. “While we were looking forward to returning to a widely known facility like Gatorback, we are even more excited to be going to work on WW Motocross Park to bring the Monster Energy MXGP of the USA to a rapidly-growing WW Motocross Park.”

Youthstream vice president David Luongo commented: “We want to thank Carrie and Davey Coombs and MX Sports for their reactivity to find a solution so quickly. We are sure that thanks to their efforts the FIM Monster Energy MXGP of the USA will be even more successful and that it will strengthen our relationship for the future.”

Fortunately, WW Motocross Park at WW Ranch is ready to host a world-class event and the new facility, which opened in 2013 with a course built by DreamTraxx. It has a rich Florida sand base and well-crafted obstacles that make it a popular destination for riders all over the Southeast.

2017 MXGP World Championship calendar (updated):
Rd1 – 25 February – Losail, Qatar
Rd2 – 5 March – Pangkai Pinang, Indonesia
Rd3 – 19 March – Neuquen, Argentina
Rd4 – 2 April – Leon, Mexico
Rd5 – 16 April – Pietramurata, Italy
Rd6 – 23 April – Valkenswaard, Netherlands
Rd7 – 7 May – Kegums, Latvia
Rd8 – 21 May – Teutschenthal, Germany
Rd9 – 28 May – Ernée, France
Rd10 – 11 June – Orlyonok, Russia
Rd11 – 25 June – Ottobiano, Italy
Rd12 – 2 July – Agueda, Portugal
Rd13 – 23 July – Loket, Czech Republic
Rd14 – 6 August – Lommel, Belgium
Rd15 – 13 August – Frauenfeld/Gachnang, Switzerland
Rd16 – 20 August – Uddevalla, Sweden
Rd17 – 3 September – WW Motocross Park, USA
Rd18 – 10 September – Assen, The Netherlands
Rd19 – 17 September – Villars-sous-Ecot, France