News 5 Jun 2020

Junior Motocross World Championship officially cancelled

Event planned for Greece during August won't be rescheduled in 2020.

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The 2020 Junior Motocross World Championship scheduled to take place in Greece has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Global restrictions still currently in effect make it impossible for teams to commit to the event that was scheduled for 8-9 August at Megalopolis.

“Regarding the FIM 85cc and 125cc Junior Motocross World Championships and the FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup organised for young riders from all over the world , the event could not be rescheduled beyond the end of August,” a statement confirmed.

“Many of the riders aged between 10-17 years old will be back at school/college and it was considered that their education remains the absolute priority. We look forward to 2021 when we will see the return of the highly anticipated youth event.”

Last year’s event in Trentino, Italy, saw Team Australia score ninth in the Nations classification. It was already previously revealed back in March that Motorcycling Australia (MA) was reconsidering its participation in the event.