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2019 GP and British calendars reshuffled

A new GP calendar has been revealed, meaning lots of other British championships have changed dates to avoid clashes.

The season opening GP venue has yet to be announced but will take place in the second week of March and be joined by the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship. Remaining as previously announced will be MXGP’s return to Great Britain at the Matterley Basin circuit, Valkenswaard for the MXGP of the Netherlands, and the MXGP of Trentino at Pietramurata before heading to the MXGP of Hong Kong and the MXGP of China in Shanghai.

The series will then return from Asia for the MXGP of Lombardia in Italy as the MXGP of Russia will be held in June. Between the rounds of Italy and Russia MXGP will return to Agueda, Portugal for a third year in a row along with a second consecutive year at the MXGP of France in Saint Jean d’Angély.

The MXGP of Latvia and the MXGP of Germany will follow Russia before MXGP heads to a brand-new Palembang venue for the MXGP of Indonesia and then the impressive Semarang circuit for the MXGP of Asia.

The familiar track of Loket in the Czech Republic will host the Championship’s return to Europe before the testing sands of Lommel, Belgium. The 17th and 18th stops of the 20-round season will be with the MXGP of Switzerland in Frauenfeld-Gachnang and then MXGP of Sweden in Uddevalla after being missed in 2018.

Returning for the penultimate round will be the MXGP of Turkey in Afyonkarahisar while the finale will again take to the famous Imola Autodromo for the MXGP of Italy. The season finale will also lead straight into the single biggest race of the year, the 2019 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, only one week later at another famous venue, the Assen TT Circuit in the Netherlands.

In light of the changes to the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar, the schedule for next year’s Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean has been revised.

“We’re very aware of the need to be flexible when it comes to MXGP dates,” said Series Manager Stuart Drummond. “This is especially important next season when we’ll have champions of the calibre of Tommy Searle, Graeme Irwin and British title holder Conrad Mewse and possibly former champion Shaun Simpson contesting all British titles.

The new British championship calendar is:
March 3
April 14
May 5
June 2
June 30
July 21
August 11
September 15
October 13 (reserve date)

ACU has been working closely behind the scenes with RHL Activities, the promoter of the official ACU Judd KTM British Youth Nationals, to synchronise dates and avoid as many European championship clashes as possible.

The 2019 calendar is:
March 16/17
April 20/21
May 18/19
July 6/7
August 17/18
September 7/8
September 28/29 (reserve date)

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