Due to the current situation worldwide in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, the racing calendar for the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship season will see the series kick-start later than originally planned.
The first Grand Prix is scheduled for May 23 in Oss with the MXGP of the Netherlands.
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 July 4, while the MXGP of Indonesia will take place in Bali on July 11.
Furthermore, the MXGP of China has been re-scheduled on November 7, with a venue to be announced as well as the MXGP of Argentina set to be held on November 21 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.
While several of the Grand Prix’s have moved around, other events including the FIM SNX World Championship, scheduled on April 9-10 in Rovaniemi in Finland, along with the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship held on July 31 and August 1 in Megalopolis in Greece, as well as the FIM-E Motocross of European Nations, scheduled for the 18th and 19th of September in Riola Sardo in Italy, will all go ahead as planned.
Additionally, the organising body, Infront Moto Racing, is excited to welcome back the highly anticipated Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in 2021, taking place on September 26. While originally the best off road event of the season was due to be held in Imola, the Italian venue will not host the MXoN this year, with a new location to be announced shortly.
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