Youthstream has confirmed a rumour today with the announcement of an extra round for the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship.

We say extra round, but it actually takes the series back up to a 20 round championship after the MXGP of Sweden got cancelled earlier this year.

It’s a return of former GP host Sevlievo, Bulgaria for the MXGP of Bulgaria on August 25 and 26.

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Last visited in 2014, the beautiful Sevlievo circuit is full of natural terrain circuit and has seen the World Championship 12 times since 2002. TM Racing’s Max Nagl, Monster Energy Kawasaki Factory Racing’s Clement Desalle, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tony Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings, and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin have all won in Bulgaria with Cairoli, Herlings, and Paulin having done so twice.

The MXGP of Bulgaria will also include the EMX classes of EMX250 and EMX300.

It’s interesting to note for British motocross fans that the newly-announced MXGP round clashes with Round 7 of the Maxxis ACU British Championship at Hawkstone Park. There has been no response from the ACU at this time.

You can see the amended 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar below.

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