MXGP make further changes to 2019 championship – Switzerland is axed

MXGP of Indonesia, Pangkal Pinang 2018

MXGP of Indonesia, Pangkal Pinang 2018

Youthstream has made yet another change to the FIM Motocross World Championship schedule with an announcement of date changes, a venue reveal and the cancellation of a Grand Prix.

The series drops down from 20 rounds to 19 with the axing of the MXGP of Switzerland, Youthstream said that they hope to get the GP back on the calendar in 2020 but did not provide an explanation for the cancellation.

The MXGP of Italy is switched from September to August and the MXGP of Hong Kong will move from April 20/21 to September 21/22, which was at the request of the local organisation – the organisers will take advantage of the extra lead time to prepare for their first Grand Prix.

The change means Hong Kong gets the honour of the championship finale one week ahead of the MXoN, leaving GP riders facing a trip back to the Netherlands for the prestigious September 29 race.

Lombardia now has a venue for their GP with Mantova hosting the May 12 round – the circuit returns after being away from the series since 2016.

The updated 2019 MXGP schedule is below.

2019 MXGP Calendar Schedule

RoundDateGrand PrixVenueSupport Classes
1March 3Patagonia ArgentinaNeuquen
2March 24Great BritainMatterley BasinEMX250 / EMX 2t
3March 31The NetherlandsValkenswaardEMX125 / Women
4April 7Trentino (I)PietramurataEMX250 / EMX125
5May 1ChinaShanghai
6May 12Lombardia (I)MantovaEMX125 / EMX 2t
7May 19PortugalAguedaWMX / EMX 2t
8May 26FranceSt. Jean d'AngelyEMX125 / EMX250
9June 9RussiaOrlyonokEMX250 / EMX 2t
10June 16LatviaKegumsEMX250 / EMX 2t
11June 23GermanyTeutchenthalEMX125 / EMX250
12July 7IndonesiaPangkal Pinang
13July 14Asia (Indonesia)Semarang
14July 28Czech RepublicLoketEMX65 / EMX85 / WMX
15August 4BelgiumLommelEMX125 / EMX250
16August 18ItalyImolaWMX / EMX 2t
17August 25SwedenUddevallaEMX125 / EMX250
18September 8TurkeyAfyonkarahisarWMX / EMX 2t
19September 22Hong KongHong Kong