Britain’s Matterley Basin will host an MXGP round on June 27 in a new calendar released by the FIM today.

Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to delay the start of the upcoming season and the FIM Motocross World Championship will kick off in Orlyonok with the MXGP of Russia on the 12th/13th of June. 

The updated calendar will also welcome back the MXGP of Great Britain in Matterley Basin on the 26th/27th of June, followed by the MXGP of Italy at the legendary circuit of Maggiora on the 3rd/4th of July. The MXGP of Latvia, of the Netherlands and the Czech Republic will come next in July, before heading to the deep sand of Lommel for the MXGP of Flanders in August. 

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MXGP will then move to Sweden on the 14th/15th of August, 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, with the EMX65 and EMX85 Championship races held on the same weekend. 

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 on the 13th/14th of November, followed by the MXGP of Asia and Indonesia on the 27th/28th of November and 4th/5th of December. 

Meanwhile the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations will go ahead on the 26th of September, as originally planned, with the Italian circuit in Mantova confirmed as the newest host of the prestigious event. 

Additionally, the FIM-E Motocross of European Nations scheduled on the 18th and 19th of September, will now be as TBA, with more details to be announced at a later date. 

The same race format as last year will be used during the upcoming season meaning that MXGP and MX2 classes will run on Sunday and EMX and WMX classes will run all on Saturday. The decision to run a one day format was made due to the tight racing schedule in order to allow more recovery time for the riders and the team staff. 

Updated 2021 MXGP calendar

13 June MFR Orlyonok Russia* 
27 June ACU Matterley Basin Great Britain 
4 July FMI Maggiora Italy 
11 July Lamsf Kegums Latvia 
18 July KNMV Oss Netherlands 
25 July ACCR Loket Czech Republic Women 
01 August FMB Lommel Belgium Women 
15 August SVEMO Uddevalla Sweden 
22 August SML Iitti-KymiRing Finland 
5 September TMF Afyonkarahisar Turkey Women 
19 September FMI Riola Sardo Sardegna/Italy 
03 October DMSB Teutschenthal Germany 
10 October FFM Tba France 
17 October RFME Intu Xanadu-Arroyomolinos Spain Women 
24 October FMP Agueda Portugal 
31 October FMI Pietramurata Italy Women 
14 November CAMOD Neuquen Argentina 
28 November IMI Borubudur Indonesia 
05 December IMI Bali Indonesia 

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