News 11 Sep 2021

MXGP calendar modified for back-half of 2021 season

Triple-header and double-header events scheduled for Italy.

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A series of modifications have been made to the 2021 MXGP World Championship calendar in a bid to complete a full schedule this year.

Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and associated restrictions, these adjustments have been essential, according to Infront Moto Racing.

The MXGP of Portugal that was originally scheduled to take place on the 23-24 October and the overseas races, MXGP of Argentina, MXGP of Asia and MXGP of Bali will no longer take place this year, but they will all return in 2022.

Instead, a triple-header in Pietramurata with the MXGP of Trentino (23-24 October), MXGP of Pietramurata (26-27 October) and MXGP of Garda (30-31 October) has been named, as well as two events in Mantova for the MXGP of Lombardia (6-7 November) and MXGP of Citta di Mantova (9-10 November).

The Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN) will still take place on 25-26 September despite the likes of Team USA and Australia withdrawing, however, the separate Motocross of European Nations will not go ahead as planned.

2021 MXGP World Championship calendar (updated):
Rd1 – 13 June – Orlyonok, Russia
Rd2 – 27 June – Matterley Basin, Great Britain
Rd3 – 4 July – Maggiora, Italy
Rd4 – 18 July – Oss, Netherlands
Rd5 – 25 July – Loket, Czech Republic (WMX)
Rd6 – 1 August – Lommel, Belgium (WMX)
Rd7 – 8 August – Kegums, Latvia
Rd8 – 5 September – Afyonkarahisar, Turkey (WMX)
Rd9 – 8 September – Afyonkarahisar, Turkey (WMX)
Rd10 – 19 September – Riola Sardo, Italy
Rd11 – 3 October – Teutschenthal, Germany
Rd12 – 10 October – Lacapelle Marival, France
Rd13 – 17 October – Intu Xanadu-Arroyomolinos, Spain (WMX)
Rd14 – 24 October – Pietramurata, Italy (WMX)
Rd15 – 27 October – Pietramurata, Italy
Rd16 – 31 October – Pietramurata, Italy
Rd17 – 7 November – Mantova, Italy
Rd18 – 10 November – Mantova, Italy