News 1 Apr 2021

MXGP season further delayed until mid-June start date

Mantova confirmed as newest host of the 2021 running of MXoN.

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Further delays have been made to the 2021 MXGP World Championship schedule, series organiser Infront Moto Racing has formally confirmed, now scheduled to commence in Russia during June.

Orlyonok will host the opener on 12-13 June, instead of the previously-announced 23 May event at Oss in the Netherlands that was part of an adjusted calendar released in early February.

The updated calendar will also welcome back the MXGP of Great Britain in Matterley Basin on the 26-27 June, followed by the MXGP of Italy at the legendary circuit of Maggiora on 3-4 July. MXGP of Latvia, MXGP of the Netherlands and Czech Republic will come next in July, before heading to the deep sand of Lommel for the MXGP of Flanders in August.

MXGP will then move to Sweden on 14-15 August, followed by the MXGP of Finland and MXGP of Turkey. The newest addition is the MXGP of Sardegna, with the popular winter training facility of Riola Sardo hosting the round 11 of the campaign.

The championship will then continue with the MXGP of Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and Trentino in October, with a venue for the French Grand Prix to be confirmed soon. This year’s series will conclude with three fly-away races, in Argentina on 13-14 November, followed by the MXGP of Asia and Indonesia on 27-28 November and 4-5 December.

Meanwhile, the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations will go ahead on the 26 September, as originally planned, with the Italian circuit in Mantova confirmed as the newest host of the prestigious event.

The same race format as last year will be used during the upcoming season meaning that MXGP and MX2 will all run on Sunday and EMX and WMX run all on Saturday. The decision to run a one-day format was made due to the tight racing schedule in order to allow more recovery time for the riders and the team staff.

2021 MXGP World Championship calendar (updated):
Rd1 – 13 June – Orlyonok, Russia
Rd2 – 27 June – Matterley Basin, Great Britain
Rd3 – 4 July – Maggiora, Italy
Rd4 – 11 July – Kegums, Latvia
Rd5 – 18 July – Oss, Netherlands
Rd6 – 25 July – Loket, Czech Republic (WMX)
Rd7 – 1 August – Lommel, Belgium (WMX)
Rd8 – 15 August – Uddevalla, Sweden
Rd9 – 22 August – Iitti-KimiRing, Finland
Rd10 – 5 September – Afyonkarahisar, Turkey (WMX)
Rd11 – 19 September – Riola Sardo, Italy
Rd12 – 3 October – Teutschenthal, Germany
Rd13 – 10 October – TBA, France
Rd14 – 17 October – Intu Xanadu-Arroyomolinos, Spain (WMX)
Rd15 – 24 October – Agueda, Portugal
Rd16 – 31 October – Pietramurata, Italy (WMX)
Rd17 – 14 November – TBA, Argentina
Rd18 – 28 November – Borobudur, Indonesia
Rd19 – 5 December – Bali, Indonesia