After pre-meeting talk of different length motos, ridiculous points systems, mixed-capacity super finals so on and so forth the big news to come out of the Motocross Grand Prix Commission’s showdown with the MSMA is that there is no big news – 30 minute plus two lap motos is about the only change of interest for next year’s GPs.

There’ll also be a name change for the premier division – MXGP again instead of MX1 – and a 30 rider limit (they should be so lucky). In MX2 the under-23 rule stays but champions can defend their titles until they’re blue in the face provided they meet the age requirement. MX3 is now scrapped and the WMX series will run at select MXGP/MX2 rounds instead.

For more rule changes check out the full press release from the FIM below.

Press release
The Motocross/SuperMoto Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs Wolfgang Srb, Director of the 
CMS/FIM, Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream and Takanao Tsubouchi, Motorcycle Sport 
Manufacturers’ Association (MSMA) Secretary General, met at the FIM headquarters in Mies on 
19 June. FIM Executive Director, Sports Mr Ignacio Verneda also attended the meeting. 
The Motocross/SuperMoto Grand Prix Commission unanimously adopted the following changes to the 
2014 Regulations: 
1. FIM Motocross World Championships 
 a. FIM MXGP World Championship (formerly FIM MX1 Motocross World Championship) 
 The title “MX1” will be changed to “MXGP”. The name “MXGP” is to be used exclusively for the 
FIM World Championship. Use of this name at the Continental or National levels is not allowed. 
 – Class: MXGP (formerly MX1) 
 – Prototypes (motorcycles of Cat. I, Group A1, over 175cc up to 250cc for 2-stroke engines and 
over 290cc up to 450cc for 4-stroke engines) 
 – Race format for all events: 2 x 30 minutes + 2 laps 
 – Maximum 30 riders 
 b. FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship 
 – Class: MX2 
 – Prototypes (motorcycles of Cat. I, Group A1, over 100cc up to 125cc for 2-stroke engines and 
over 175cc up to 250cc for 4-stroke engines) 
 – Race format for all events: 2 x 30 minutes + 2 laps 
 – Maximum 40 riders 
 – Maximum age limit: 23 years 
 – The FIM MX2 World Champion can defend his title as many times as he wishes but the maximum 
age limit will always apply. 
 c. The FIM MX3 Motocross World Championship is abolished.
2. General 
 – The 108% qualification rule is abolished but the FIM Race Direction has the authority to prevent 
a rider from starting or order his withdrawal from the event if he does not perform at 
FIM Motocross World Championship level. 
 – The concept of the Super Final is abolished. 
 – Each race will award FIM World Championship points according to the current system: 
 25, 22, 20, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 
 – The FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship will run together with the MXGP and MX2 
classes at selected events. 
3. The FIM will discuss the future of 2-stroke engines and the parity between 2-stroke and 4-stroke  engines with the Japanese and European manufacturers