CHINA CANCELED, RUSSIA MOVED TO WINTER AS THE 2020 WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS STRUGGLE
MORE MXGP CANCELLATIONS & DATE CHANGES: IT LOOKS LIKE DECEMBER IS GOING TO BE BUSY
The 2020 Grand Prix of China scheduled for September 13 has been canceled, but will be on the 2021 MXGP race schedule (although it will probably be canceled next year also). Meanwhile, the Grand Prix of Russia, which has already been moved twice will be moved again. It is currently scheduled for August 2, but now becomes one of MXGP’s many “To Be Announced” Dates (TBA). The proposed new Russian dates would be sometime in October or November to take advantage of the icicles that Russia has to offer that time of year.
MXGP’s goal is to hold 10 to 12 events in Europe between the middle of August and the end of October, including the Motocross des Nations on September 27. After the MXDN, the remainder of the 2020 World Motocross Championship will take place in October, November and December. It should be noted that under the current schedule there are 12 GPs that will happen after the Motocross des Nations (which has traditionally been the last race of the year).
This MXGP race schedule will never hold up. It will be changed many more times, and many more races will be canceled before MXGP gets to the end of the year.
REVISED 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
(As of Friday, June 12, 2020)
Mar. 1…Matterley, Great Britain (Held)
Mar. 8…Valkenswaard, Holland (Held)
Aug. 9…Kegums, Latvia
Aug. 16…Uddevalla, Sweden
Aug. 23…KymiRing, Finland
Sept. 6.…Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Sept. 27…MXDN, Ernee, France
Oct. 4…Trentino, Italy
Oct. 11..Arroyomolinos, Spain
Oct. 18…Agueda, Portgual
Oct. 25…Lommel, Belgium
Nov. 1…Jakarta, Indonesia
Nov. 8…TBA, Indonesia
Nov. 22…Neuquen, Argentina
TBA…Loket, Czech Republic