The MXGP of San Marino, which was set to take place on July 8th and 9th 2017, has been axed in the latest shake-up to the GP calendar. It will be run in 2018. It means the 2017 series will now be 19 rounds instead of 20.
The MXGP of Italy, which was originally scheduled to take place on the 15th and 16th of April, and the MXGP round of Trentino, which was set to take place on the 24th an 25th of June and is also in Italy, have officially swapped places on the calendar. The MXGP of Italy will now take place at the magnificent venue of Maggiora in June, while the MXGP of Trentino will be the first European round of the 2017 series and will take place at the picturesque venue of Pietramurata in April.
The EMX125 classes is switched from Russia to Sweden and the EMX300 from Sweden to Russia.
Here is the 2017 Calendar with the updates in bold.
|2017 FIM MXGP / MX2 MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR|
|DATE||GRAND PRIX||VENUE||ADDITIONAL RACES|
|25 February (Sat)||QATAR||Losail|
|5 March||INDONESIA||Pangkal Pinang||Women|
|19 March||PATAGONIA – ARGENTINA||Neuquen|
|2 April||LEON – MEXICO||Leon|
|16 April||TRENTINO (I)||Pietramurata||EMX250, Women|
|23 April||EUROPE (NL)||Valkenswaard||EMX125, EMX250|
|7 May||LATVIA||Kegums||EMX125, EMX250|
|21 May||GERMANY||Teutschenthal||Honda EMX150, EMX300|
|28 May||FRANCE||Ernée||EMX125, EMX250, Women|
|11 June||RUSSIA||Orlyonok||EMX250, EMX300|
|25 June||ITALY||Maggiora||EMX125, EMX250, EMX300|
|2 July||PORTUGAL||Agueda||EMX125, EMX250|
|23 July||CZECH REP.||Loket||EMX65, EMX85, Women|
|6 August||BELGIUM||Lommel||EMX125, Honda EMX150, EMX300|
|13 August||SWITZERLAND||Frauenfeld/Gachnang||EMX125, EMX250, Women|
|20 August||SWEDEN||Uddevalla||EMX125, Honda EMX150|
|3 September||MONSTER ENERGY MXGP OF USA||Charlotte|
|10 September||THE NETHERLANDS||Assen||Honda EMX150, Women, Veteran|
|17 September||PAYS DE MONTBELIARD (F)||Villars sous Ecot||EMX250, EMX300|
|1 October – Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations – GREAT BRITAIN, Matterley Basin|
|30 July – FIM Junior Motocross World Championship – ESTONIA – Lange Motokeskus|