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International MX News : MX / SX World Championships
23.10.2007 2007 FIM Biennial Session

Changes to the 2008 calendar of the Motocross World Championships

The 2007 FIM Biennial Session took place from 18th to 22nd of October, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near Geneva Airport. At the meeting, the following changes or innovations for the MX-sport decided:
  • The FIM Women’s Motocross World Cup will be upgraded to a FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship.
  • FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship: the format of qualification will be modified in case there are more than 32 teams entered. The qualifying system will consist of two qualifying races and one last chance qualifying practice (as in MX2). A new time schedule will apply: on the race day, the races will take place at 13h30 and 16h00.
  • FIM Freestyle Motocross World Championship: new procedures will be introduced in case of mechanical breakdown and rider injury at any time during the event.
  • FIM Snowcross World Championship: the classes will be for 2-stroke engines up to 600cc maximum, and for 4-stroke engines up to 1050cc maximum.
  • The following sound limit rule will apply for 150cc 4-stroke: 94 dB/A at 6000 rpm. (for 2009)
Following 2008 calendar of the Motocross World Championships decided:
FIM MX World Championship - MX1/MX2
05.04./06.04.2008 - Valkenswaard (NED) - Grand Prix of Netherlands
19.04./20.04.2008 - Bellpuig (ESP) - Grand Prix of Spain
26.04./27.04.2008 - Agueda (POR) - Grand Prix of Portugal
10.05./11.05.2008 - Mantova (ITA) - Grand Prix of Italy
17.05./18.05.2008 - Sevlievo (BUL) - Grand Prix of Bulgaria
31.05./01.06.2008 - Foxhills (GBR) - Grand Prix of Great Britain
07.06./08.06.2008 - Dublin (IRL) - Grand Prix of Ireland
14.06./15.06.2008 - St. Jean d’Angely (FRA) - Grand Prix of France
28.06./29.06.2008 - Teutschenthal (GER) - Grand Prix of Germany
05.07./06.07.2008 - Uddevalla (SWE) - Grand Prix of Sweden
19.07./20.07.2008 - Nelspruit (RSA) - Grand Prix of Republic of South Africa
02.08./03.08.2008 - Namur (BEL) - Grand Prix of Belgium
09.08./10.08.2008 - Loket (CZE) - Grand Prix of Czech Republic
06.09./07.09.2008 - Lierop (NED) - Grand Prix of Benelux
13.09./14.09.2008 - Faenza (ITA) - Grand Prix of Citta di Faenza
FIM MX World Championship - MX3
05.04./06.04.2008 - Castelnau-de-Levis (FRA)
12.04./13.04.2008 - Talavera de la Reina (ESP)
26.04./27.04.2008 - San Severino (ITA)
03.05./04.05.2008 - Plomion (FRA)
17.05./18.05.2008 - Cortelha (POR)
24.05./25.05.2008 - Alhama de Murcia (ESP)
07.06./08.06.2008 - Mladina (CRO)
14.06./15.06.2008 - Samokov (BUL)
05.07./06.07.2008 - Markelo (NED)
12.07./13.07.2008 - Orehova Vas (SLO)
19.07./20.07.2008 - Sverepec (SVK)
16.08./17.08.2008 - Heinola (FIN)
23.08./24.08.2008 - Randers (DEN)
06.09./07.09.2008 - Roggenburg (SUI)
13.09./14.09.2008 - t.b.a. (GER)
FIM Women’s MX World Championship
10.05./11.05.2008 - Mantova (ITA) - Grand Prix of Italy
17.05./18.05.2008 - Sevlievo (BUL) - Grand Prix of Bulgaria
14.06./15.06.2008 - St. Jean d’Angely (FRA) - Grand Prix of France
28.06./29.06.2008 - Teutschenthal (GER) - Grand Prix of Germany
06.09./07.09.2008 - Lierop (NED) - Grand Prix of Benelux
13.09./14.09.2008 - Faenza (ITA) - Grand Prix of Citta di Faenza
FIM Veterans MX Cup
19.04./20.04.2008 - Bellpuig (ESP) - Grand Prix of Spain
31.05./01.06.2008 - Foxhills (GBR) - Grand Prix of Great Britain
02.08./03.08.2008 - Namur (BEL) - Grand Prix of Belgium
FIM Junior MX World Championship
09.08./10.08.2008 - Heerde (NED)
FIM Motocross of Nations
27.09./28.09.2008 - Moneyglass Demesne (GBR)
Author: Jens Pohl ... [back]
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