Prestigious championship to continue with 20 rounds next year.
The calendar for the 2019 MXGP World Championship has been revealed, determining the venues and countries that will host the prestigious series in the new year.
The season opening venue has yet to be announced but will take place in the second week of March and be joined by the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship.
Second on the schedule will be the MXGP of Great Britain, followed by Valkenswaard for the MXGP of the Netherlands, and the MXGP of Trentino at Pietramurata before heading to the MXGP of Hong Kong and the MXGP of China in Shanghai.
The series will then return from Asia for the MXGP of Lombardia in Italy as the MXGP of Russia will be held in June. Between the rounds of Italy and Russia MXGP will return to Agueda, Portugal for a third year in a row along with a second consecutive year at the MXGP of France in Saint Jean d’Angély!
The MXGP of Latvia and the MXGP of Germany will follow Russia before MXGP heads to a brand-new Palembang venue for the MXGP of Indonesia and then the impressive Semarang circuit for the MXGP of Asia.
The familiar track of Loket in the Czech Republic will host the championship’s return to Europe before the testing sands of Lommel, Belgium. The 17th and 18th stops of the 20-round season will be with the MXGP of Switzerland in Frauenfeld-Gachnang and then MXGP of Sweden in Uddevalla after being missed in 2018.
Returning for the penultimate round will be the MXGP of Turkey in Afyonkarahisar while the finale will again take to the famous Imola Autodromo for the MXGP of Italy.
2018 MXGP World Championship calendar:
Rd1 – 10 March – TBA
Rd2 – 24 March – Matterley Basin, Great Britain
Rd3 – 31 March – Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
Rd4 – 7 April – Pietramurata, Italy
Rd5 – 21 April – Hong Kong
Rd6 – 1 May – Shanghai, China
Rd7 – 12 May – Lombardia, Italy
Rd8 – 19 May – Agueda, Portugal
Rd9 – 26 May – St Jean d’Angely, France
Rd10 – 9 June – Orlyonok, Russia
Rd11 – 16 June – Kegums, Latvia
Rd12 – 23 June – Teutschenthal, Germany
Rd13 – 7 July – Palembang, Indonesia
Rd14 – 14 July – Semarang, Asia
Rd15 – 28 July – Loket, Czech Republic
Rd16 – 4 August – Lommel, Belgium
Rd17 – 18 August – Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Rd18 – 25 August – Uddevalla, Sweden
Rd19 – 8 September – Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Rd20 – 22 September – Imola, Italy