This year’s MXGP season opener has been postponed until the third week in May due to the ongoing Coronavirus problem.
The racing calendar will see the MXGP World Championship kick start later than originally planned, with the first race now scheduled for 23rd May in Oss with the MXGP of the Netherlands.
“While we had originally planned to begin the year with the MXGP of Oman on 3rd April, 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,” said an FIM statement.
“Other changes include two new venues that will host the two Indonesian rounds. The MXGP of Asia will head to the picturesque Borobudur on 4th July, while the MXGP of Indonesia will take place in Bali on 11th July.
“Furthermore, the MXGP of China has been re-scheduled from 19th September to 7th November, with a venue to be announced as well as the MXGP of Argentina set to be held on 21st November on 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, with certain changes having to be made following the current evolution of the pandemic.
“While several MXGP have moved around, other events including the FIM SNX World Championship, scheduled on 9th / 10th April in Rovaniemi in Finland, along with the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship to be held on 31st July / 1st August in Megalopolis in Greece will all go ahead as planned.
“Additionally, we are excited to welcome back the highly anticipated Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in 2021, with the highly-celebrated event taking place on 26th September. 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.”
Updated 2021 MXGP calendar
|23 May||KNMV||Oss||The Netherlands|
|25 July||ACCR||Loket||Czech Republic|
|29 August||MFR||Igora Drive||Russia|
|10 October||FFM||St Jean d’Angely||France|
|17 October||RFME||Intu Xanadu-Arroyomolinos||Spain|