Infront Moto Racing, the organizers of the FIM MXGP Championship, once again, announced the delay of the 2021 season and scheduling changes due to the pandemic.
The following is an update from March 31, 2021:
The Championship will kick off in Orlyonok with the MXGP of Russia, June 12-13.
The updated calendar will also welcome back the MXGP of Great Britain in Matterley Basin, June 26-27, followed by the MXGP of Italy at the legendary circuit of Maggiora, July 3-4. 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 August 14-15, followed by the MXGP of Finland and MXGP of Turkey.
The newest addition to the 2021 racing calendar 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.
The season will then conclude with three fly-away races, in Argentina, November 13-14, followed by the MXGP of Asia and Indonesia, November 27-28 and December 4-5.
Meanwhile the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations will go ahead on September 26, as originally planned, with the Italian circuit in Mantova confirmed as the newest host of the event.
Infront Moto Racing says it is hopeful that with the recent development of the vaccine, there will be a possibility to finally welcome back spectators in the summer months.
2021 FIM MXGP Schedule (Updated 3/31/2021)
||(Rnd 1) Orlyonok, Russia
||(Rnd 2) Matterley Basin, England
||(Rnd 3) Maggiora, Italy
||(Rnd 4) Kegums, Latvia
||(Rnd 5) Oss, The Netherlands
||(Rnd 6) Loket, Czech Republic
||(Rnd 7) Lommel, Belgium
||(Rnd 8) Uddevalla, Sweden
||(Rnd 9) Iitti-KimiRing, Finland
||(Rnd 10) Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
||(Rnd 11) Sardegna, Italy
||(Rnd 12) Teutschenthal, Germany
||(Rnd 13) TBA, France
||(Rnd 14) Xanadu-Arroyomolinos, Spain
||(Rnd 15) Agueda, Portugal
||(Rnd 16) Trentino, Italy
||(Rnd 17) TBA, Argentina
||(Rnd 18) Borobudur, Indonesia
||(Rnd 19) Bali, Indonesia
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The following update is from February 12, 2021:
Infront Moto Racing made changes to the provisional 2021 calendar of the FIM Motocross World Championship.
“Due to the current situation worldwide in regard to the Covid-19 pandemic, the racing calendar will see the FIM Motocross World Championship kickstart later than originally planned, with the first Grand Prix scheduled for the 23rd of May in Oss with the MXGP of the Netherlands,” Infront Moto Racing said in a release. “While we had originally planned to begin the year in with the MXGP of Oman on April 3, the Omani Grand Prix has been postponed to 2022, while the MXGP of Italy, MXGP of Portugal and the MXGP of Germany will be moved from April/May to October.
“Other changes include two new venues that will host the two Indonesian rounds. The MXGP of Asia will head to the picturesque Borobudur on the 4th of July, while the MXGP of Indonesia will take place in Bali on the 11th of July.
“Furthermore, the MXGP of China has been re-scheduled on November the 7th, with a venue to be announced as well as the MXGP of Argentina set to be held on November the 21st in an exciting new track to be announced.
“The goal for the 2021 season is to finally welcome back spectators and to be able to do so in a safe and responsible way. Certain changes had to be made following the current evolution of the pandemic.
“Additionally, we are excited to welcome back the highly anticipated Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in 2021, taking place on the 26th of September. [The race] was due to be held in Imola, but the Italian venue will not host the MXoN this year, with a new location to be announced shortly.”
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The 2021 FIM MXGP 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship kicks off in April and includes four new venues: MXGP of Oman at the Muscat circuit, MXGP of the Netherlands in Oss, MXGP of Finland in Itti-KymiRing, and the MXGP of Igora Drive in Russia.
The following is a press release from MXGP on November 11, 2020…
Monaco (November 11, 2020) – Infront Moto Racing is delighted to share the provisional calendar for the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship season.
The 2021 season will begin later than usual; the plan is now to kick things off at the beginning of April, in order to give time for the pandemic to ease and for the teams and riders to carry out the testing and preparations that are needed for another intense season of racing. The aim is to keep the calendar with the usual format, though this will be adapted, if needed, to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 racing calendar will feature 20 GP races and will introduce four brand-new venues, for the MXGP of Oman at the Muscat circuit, along with the MXGP of the Netherlands in Oss, the MXGP of Finland in Itti-KymiRing, already presented to feature in the 2020 calendar but then postponed to 2021, and the MXGP of Igora Drive in Russia.
Additionally, the FIM Motocross World Championship will also be returning to some of the favourite venues, including Agueda, Teutschenthal, Orlyonok, Kegums, Jakarta, Semarang, Loket, Lommel, Uddevalla, Afyonkarahisar, St Jean d’Angely, into Xanadu-Arroyomolinos and Neuquen in Patagonia-Argentina.
The season will begin on April 3, 2021 with the MXGP of Oman, before heading back to Europe for the MXGP of Italy, then followed by the MXGP of Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Russia and Latvia. Then the series will head to Asia for two rounds in Indonesia, before returning to Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden and Finland. Then towards the end of August, MXGP will return to Russia for the MXGP of Igora Drive, followed by Turkey, China, France, Spain and ending at the beautiful Patagonia Argentina.
And of course, after a year break, 2021 will also see the awaited return of the worldwide best off road event, the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, which will head to Imola, Italy on the 26th of September.
Take a look at the full provisional 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar including the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship as well as the European Motocross Championships stops below:
2021 FIM MXGP/MX2 Motocross (Provisional)
||(Rnd 1) Muscat, Oman
||(Rnd 2) TBA, Italy
||(Rnd 3) Agueda, Portugal
||(Rnd 4) Oss, The Netherlands
||(Rnd 5) Teutschenthal, Germany
||(Rnd 6) Orlyonok, Russia
||(Rnd 7) Kegums, Latvia
||(Rnd 8) Jakarta, Indonesia
||(Rnd 9) Semarang, Indonesia
||(Rnd 10) Loket, Czech Republic
||(Rnd 11) Lommel, Belguim
||(Rnd 12) Uddevalla, Sweden
||(Rnd 13) Iitti-KimiRing, Finland
||(Rnd 14) Igora Drive, Russia
||(Rnd 15) Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
||(Rnd 16) TBA, China
||(Rnd 17) St Jean d’Angely, France
||(Rnd 18) Xanadu-Arroyomolinos, Spain
||(Rnd 19) TBA
||(Rnd 20) Neuquen, Argentina
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