News 2 Feb 2023

Motocross of Nations moved forward to early October

The prestigious event now set for 6-8 October 2023, in Ernee, France.

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The 2023 Motocross of Nations (MXoN) in Ernee, France, has been moved forward to early October following previously announced date changes to the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) finals series.

Originally set for 22 October, nations will now compete for the coveted Chamberlain Trophy between 6-8 October, bringing the prestigious event closer to the conclusion of the SMX Championship that was brought forward to 23 September at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

“The date change of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations to 7-8 October occurred to ensure the best show to motocross fans, because with the calendar modifications of the various championships around the world it appeared that some riders and federations would have difficulties in attending the biggest off-road event of the year and we had to find a solution,” said David Luongo, CEO of Infront Moto Racing.

“Our objective is always to deliver the best show possible to the public and therefore I would like to thank the Motoclub d’Ernee, the FFM and the FIM to have reacted positively and rapidly to this change. Now we can all focus on making the 2023 edition of the MXoN as one of the best events ever in the history of motocross”.

President of MX Sports Pro Racing Davey Coombs added: “After many great talks with Infront Moto Racing we strongly agree with the complicated decision to change the date of the 2023 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Ernée, France, to earlier in October.

“Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the new SuperMotocross World Championship playoffs and finals, the date of the final round was moved from October 14 to September 23, which meant that the AMA season would end nearly a month before the MXoN was set to be run at Ernée.

“We believe that the Monster Energy FIM MXoN is extremely important to the entire global motocross community and fans deserve and expect to see the best riders from each nation compete together this one time every year.”

The rescheduling also includes a date change for the MXGP of Great Britain, the final round of the championship now brought forward to 30 September – 1 October at Matterley Basin.

Team USA enter the 2023 edition of the MXoN as the defending champions, producing a commanding performance last year at RedBud as Team France and Team Australia completed the top three.