Moto News Weekly Wrap
January 10, 2021
- Dakar reaches halfway mark with Toby Price in the lead
- Jett and Hunter Lawrence join Honda Factory Supercross efforts
- GasGas North America announce 2021 race plan
- Beta officially enters MXGP in 2021
- Kawasaki Team Green America announce 2021 line-up
- James Rispoli joins Latus Motors Racing in AFT SuperTwins
- 2021 Australian and FIM Oceania Speedway fields announced
- 2021 Racing Calendars
Dakar reaches halfway mark with Toby Price in the lead
Saturday at the Dakar means the mid-point rest day, after what has been an extremely tough rally so far, due in part to the increased level of technical navigation and the wide variety of terrain faced by the riders. All riders will no doubt be thankful for a day off the bike to recover both physically and mentally.
Demonstrating great speed over the course of the first week, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Toby Price sits at the top of the general rankings, just over two minutes ahead of his nearest rival. In fact, the top seven competitors are separated by just over six minutes after well over 2,000km of racing against the clock.
Monster Energy Honda Team’s Kevin Benavides lies in second place overall, 2’16” from the leader, followed in third place by young Chilean rider José Ignacio Cornejo, less than three minutes adrift of the leading rider.
Ross Branch was very much the highlight of the Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team so far, placing the team at the sharp end of the results in fourth.
Xavier de Soultrait holds fifth as top Husqvarna rider, sharing, “Very nice first week, I’m really happy of my pace, and as you see I enjoy so much this Dakar on my Husqvarna! And my HT Rally Team is just perfect! To lead the race and to be on the top-5 since the first days was so rewarding for all my effort this year. Now I can start the second week as the first, day by day to enjoy the dream of race Dakar!”
By putting in consistent performances over all of the first six stages of the event, Sam Sunderland has avoided the yo-yo effect seen by some of his competitors. The tactic has paid off with the Brit lying sixth overall, just over four minutes down on Price.
Joan Barreda also keeps his options open some 6’30” behind the overall leader in seventh, with team-mate and incumbent champion Ricky Brabec holding thirteenth place and likely to make his presence felt over the coming stages.
Lorenzo Santolino currently holds eighth for the Sherco Factory team.
Pablo Quintanilla has shown great consistency over the first six stages of the rally. Although suffering from a number of small navigation errors, the Chilean rider is still well within the hunt for podium places. Currently 10th overall, just 15 minutes down on the rally leader, Pablo is looking forward to the second half of the race and improving his position.
Just one minute behind Quintanilla, Luciano Benavides sits 11th in the standings but is confident of improving on his position as riders face the tough second week. The young Argentinian, contesting his fourth Dakar Rally, enjoys a strong start position for Sunday’s 737km day seven – the first half of the event’s marathon stage – and is confident his strength and stamina will prove useful over the all-important final days of the race.
In only his second ever cross-country rally, KTM Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders has already claimed two top-three stage results. Demonstrating immense speed over the faster terrain, the young Australian has also held his own when navigation has proved critical, even when riding in the leading group. Despite a seven-minute penalty earned near the beginning of the race, Sanders lies 12th in the standings and top rookie by a considerable margin.
Dakar 2021 stages so far…
So far the Dakar Rally in 2021 has kicked off with Toby Price winning Stage One ahead of Kevin Benavides and Matthias Walkner, with Daniel Sanders finishing 25th.
Stage Two would see Joan Barreda take the win ahead of defending champion Ricky Brabec, with Pablo Quintanilla third. Australian Sanders was ninth, with Price down in 28th.
Price put in a stellar performance to take the Stage Three win, leading Benavides by over 3min to the finish line, with teammate Walkner third. Sanders finished eighth.
Stage Four saw Sanders take his best result yet, in second overall, behind Barreda, while the other Benavides was third, Luciano. Price finished the stage in 22nd, 14m42s off leading pace.
Kevin Benavides took the Stage Five win ahead of Jose Ignacio Cornejo, with Price third, 1m20s off the lead. Sanders finished 15th.
The final stage before the mid-way break, Stage Six saw Barreda take another win, while Yamaha’s Ross Branch was second overall. Sanders finished third, with countryman Price down in seventh, 3m54s off pace.
2021 Dakar Rally Overall Standings – After Stage Six
|3||JI. CORNEJO FLORIMO||CHL||HONDA||24:11:40||0:02:57|
|5||X. DE SOULTRAIT||FRA||HUSQVARNA||24:12:24||0:03:41|
|7||J. BARREDA BORT||ESP||HONDA||24:15:08||0:06:25|
|8||L. SANTOLINO||ESP||SHERCO FACTORY||24:22:29||0:13:46|
|15||A. VAN BEVEREN||FRA||YAMAHA||24:43:30||0:34:47|
2021 Dakar Schedule
|Stage||Date||Start > Finish||Total||Special|
|P||Saturday, January 2, 2021||Jeddah > Jeddah||11 km||11 km|
|1||Sunday, January 3, 2021||Jeddah > Bisha||622 km||277 km|
|2||Monday, January 4, 2021||Bisha > Wadi Al Dawasir||685 km||457 km|
|3||Tuesday, January 5, 2021||Wadi Al Dawasir > Wadi Al Dawasir||630 km||403 km|
|4||Wednesday, January 6, 2021||Wadi Al Dawasir > Riyadh||813 km||337 km|
|5||Thursday, January 7, 2021||Riyadh > Buraydah||625 km||419 km|
|6||Friday, January 8, 2021||Buraydah > Ha’il||655 km||485 km|
|Rest||Saturday, January 9, 2021||Ha’il (Rest Day)||–||–|
|7||Sunday, January 10, 2021||Ha’il > Sakaka||737 km||471 km|
|8||Monday, January 11, 2021||Sakaka > Neom||709 km||375 km|
|9||Tuesday, January 12, 2021||Neom > Neom||579 km||465 km|
|10||Wednesday, January 13, 2021||Neom > Al-Ula||583 km||342 km|
|11||Thursday, January 14, 2021||Al-Ula > Yanbu||557 km||511 km|
|12||Friday, January 15, 2021||Yanbu > Jeddah||452 km||225 km|
Jett and Hunter Lawrence join Honda Factory Supercross efforts
American Honda have presented Team Honda HRC’s riders and staff for the 2021 AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross season.
As announced, the factory squad has taken on the 250 effort for 2021, with CRF250R-mounted Australian brothers Jett and Hunter Lawrence prepared to campaign the 250SX East and West regions, respectively. “All of the hard work is paying off,” said Jett, who is beginning his second full season as an AMA pro. “Now, going into the season, I just want to be consistent and ride smart—to ride like a champion and be there for every race.”
Jett’s older brother Hunter missed much of last season due to injuries, but he is approaching the 2021 season in good health and looking forward to a new challenge. “Having this opportunity alongside Jett is great, because we push each other every day,” Hunter said. “Team Honda HRC has welcomed us with open arms and I just can’t wait to get the season underway.”
German Ken Roczen begins his fifth year with Honda’s factory team after winning four rounds in last year’s series sharing, “I’m in a good position right now and excited to build on what we learned last year. I feel extremely comfortable on the all-new CRF450R and will work hard to put it on the top step in 2021.”
Making his AMA Supercross debut aboard the factory 2021 CRF450R is 2019 and 2020 250SX East Region Champion Chase Sexton, who joined the squad for last year’s AMA Pro Motocross series, performing well and winning the final round, “I learned a lot racing the 450 outdoors last year,” Sexton said. “I’m excited to take that momentum into Supercross, and I feel like I can contend for race wins and podiums.”
The first round of the 2021 AMA Supercross series takes place in Houston on January 16.
GasGas North America announce 2021 race plan
Showcasing a diverse line-up of athletes, GasGas introduced its first-ever U.S. supercross/motocross effort, which will extend the brand’s reach in offroad motorcycle racing and trials competition.
The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GasGas Factory Racing Team is set to make its official U.S. racing debut next Saturday, January 16 at the opening round of the AMA Supercross Championship in Houston, Texas. Justin Barcia, who will bang bars in the premier 450SX class aboard the MC 450F, is no stranger to kicking off the season with fire as he has enjoyed opening-round victories over the last two seasons (2020 and 2019).
His teammates, Michael Mosiman and Pierce Brown, are set to divide and conquer the 250SX classes aboard the MC 250F. Mosiman will begin his charge in the Eastern division with Brown focused on strong finishes in the West series.
In offroad racing, the brand new Coastal GasGas Factory Racing Team is ready with a two-rider line-up for 2021. Washington native Ricky Russell will headline the team’s efforts in the premier division racing aboard the GasGas EX 450F, with up-and-comer Johnny Girroir racing aboard the EX 250F.
Both riders will primarily compete in the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, in addition to the National Enduro Championship and select offroad events around the country.
Staying true to its roots, the GasGas Factory Racing team will once again field a two-rider line-up to compete at the highest level in the MotoTrials USA National Championship. Premier class front-runner Daniel Blanc-Gonnet will highlight the team’s trials efforts aboard the TXT GP 300 as he looks to contest the Pro class championship in 2021. Blanc-Gonnet is joined by three-time AMA NATC Women’s Pro Champion Madeleine Hoover, who will look to reclaim the Women’s Pro title once again in 2021 aboard the TXT GP 300.
Beta officially enters MXGP in 2021
Beta will officially enter the motocross scene in 2021, represented by the SDM Corse team in the MXGP. The move comes after becoming Enduro and Trial world champion in 2020 and collecting a series of consecutive world championship titles in recent years.
The Florentine factory is now a leader in the sector, with an ever-growing following, and the debut in Motocross marks another important step in the history of the company, with a past full of passion on motocross tracks all over Europe.
The challenge has been taken up by the SDM Corse team, a well-established international Motocross team with multiple participations in MXGP. The team will be composed by the experienced Belgian rider Jeremy Van Horebeek and the young Frenchman Jimmy Clochet, who have both accepted the new challenge with great enthusiasm alongside SDM Team Manager, Daniele Marchese.
The team is now ready to defend the colors of the Tuscan factory in this new exciting path, so save the date of February 21 for the debut at the starting gate of the Beta SDM Corse MX team in Riola Sardo, the first heat of the 2021 Internationals of Italy!
Kawasaki Team Green America announce 2021 line-up
Kawasaki Team Green have announce its professional American off-road racing efforts for the 2021 season with the return of the Babbitt’s Online/Monster Energy/Kawasaki Team Green race team in East coast competition and the Chaparral Motorsports/Precision Concepts/Kawasaki Team Green race team in West coast championships.
Kawasaki Team Green’s long-standing partnership with Babbitt’s Online will continue their off-road racing effort as the team welcomes back the Australian-duo of Josh Strang to the XC1 class and Lyndon Snodgrass in the XC2 class. Team Babbitt’s Online have proven to be off-road championship contenders in the first two years of competing in the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series and captured two wins in 2020. Both riders are set to compete in the 2021 GNCC series with Snodgrass on the new Kawasaki KX250X and Strang piloting the new KX450X.
“I’m thrilled to be back with such a supportive and dedicated group of people. Having support from an influential manufacturer, like Kawasaki, who cares about the sport and the advancement of the bikes, it’s easy to stay motivated throughout the off-season and testing. I’ve ridden the new KX450X for some time now, and the bike is incredible. I can’t wait to get this season started!”
Kawasaki Team Green is continuing its relationship with the Chaparral Motorsports/Precision Concepts/Kawasaki Team Green off-road race team, as they field three riders to compete in both the 2021 World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) and National Grand Prix Championship (NGPC) series.
With this effort, Kawasaki Team Green looks to continue its winning racing relationship with Precision Concepts, where they captured 11 professional off-road championships since its inception in 2009. Returning to the team for 2021 are title contenders Zach Bell, Clayton Hengeveld and J.P. Alvarez. Bell will pilot the new 2021 Kawasaki KX450X in the Pro Class, while both Hengeveld and Alvarez will contest the Pro 250 and Pro 2 Class aboard their 2021 KX250X machines.
“I’m happy to be back with the Chaparral Motorsports/Precision Concepts/Kawasaki Team Green race team for 2021. 2020 was a difficult year for everyone, but we finished out the season on a strong note. We have a really good base going into 2021 with the new Kawasaki KX450X which will be important as we have an extremely short off-season.”
Also competing in the 2021 GNCC series are Grant Davis and Joseph “Jo Jo” Cunningham. Both Davis and Cunningham were 2020 GNCC champions in their respective classes and were among the first few to compete aboard the new 2021 KX250X motorcycle at the end of the 2020 racing season, both have already captured race wins aboard their new machines and will look to carry that momentum into the new racing season.
The Chapparal Motorsports/Precision Concepts/Kawasaki Team Green race team, along with Team Green Trackside Support for all riders, kick off the race season at the NGPC opener in Delano, California, on January 15, 2021.
Team Babbitt’s Online/Monster Energy/Kawasaki Team Green will open their season on the wide-open course at the Big Buck GNCC season opener in Union, South Carolina, on February 20, 2021.
James Rispoli joins Latus Motors Racing in AFT SuperTwins
After weeks of speculation, Latus Motors Racing announced its contention in the AFT SuperTwins class for the 2021 season of Progressive American Flat Track.
On the heels of an announcement of support by Harley-Davidson, fans awaited confirmation that 2020 AFT Production Twins Champion James “The Rocket” Rispoli would return as the pilot of the Latus Motors Racing machine. Today, the “Hogspoli” fanbase will rejoice as team owner George Latus proudly confirms that Rispoli will indeed pilot his championship-winning machine in the premier class of Progressive AFT.
“During this past season James showed grit, determination, and skill in winning the AFT Production Twins Championship,” said Latus. “Additionally, he provides great rider feedback which will be extremely helpful as we move up to the ultra-competitive AFT SuperTwins class. The entire team is really excited to further develop the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R. James is a big part of our program and we’re pleased to have him return as our rider for the 2021 season.”
During his storybook 2020 season, Rispoli seemed in a class of his own at times as he dominated with a five-race win streak and total of seven victories. Furthermore, upon closer examination of his lap times, Rispoli was consistently performing at a premier-class level. Based on their best laps in their respective Main Events, “The Rocket” proved to be the fastest Harley-Davidson-mounted racer regardless of class in six of the season’s final nine races.
“I am very excited to continue with Latus Motors Racing for 2021,” said Rispoli. “The team is like a family to me; I am pumped that everyone is staying on board for this year. We know racing in AFT SuperTwins is a going to be a huge challenge, but I feel like we can be competitive if keep our foot on the gas. I am very excited to get to work.”
Rispoli will without a doubt be a formidable candidate for 2021 AFT SuperTwins title contention.
Trent Lowe to Wally Brown Racing in AFT Singles
Wally Brown Racing meanwhile announced Trent Lowe as its full-time rider in the 2021 Progressive American Flat Track season. Lowe will ride the WBR Suzuki RMZ 450 in the AFT Singles Class. This will be WBR’s second season participating in Progressive AFT, after a stellar premiere season wherein the team won the first race of the AFT Finale at DAYTONA in the final weekend of competition.
The 2021 Progressive AFT season will be Lowe’s third year of participation in AFT Singles. In 2020 he qualified for every race on the revised schedule and landed on the podium at Williams Grove and the AFT Finale at DAYTONA. Lowe finished fifth in overall standings.
“I am grateful for the opportunity Wally Brown Racing has given me for the upcoming 2021 race season,” said Lowe. “With this team behind me, I know we will be a contender for the championship.”
Progressive AFT are continuing to release developments to the 2021 event schedule, with the schedule yet to be confirmed.
2021 Australian and FIM Oceania Speedway fields announced
Motorcycling Australia today released the starting line-up for the FIM Oceania Speedway Championship, Australian Under 21’s Championship, and Australian Under 16’s 250cc Championship.
January 29 and 30 will see South Australia’s Gillman Speedway host the two spectacular nights of racing which is guaranteed to showcase the best speedway riders in the Oceania region as well as Australia’s future champions. There is expected to be some fierce competition which will keep spectators on the edge of their seats.
2021 FIM Oceania Speedway Championship Starting Line-up
- Dakota Ballantyne
- Fraser Bowes
- Maurice Brown
- Mitchell Cluff
- Ben Cook
- Zach Cook
- Jason Crump
- Ryan Douglas
- Matthew Gilmore
- Jack Holder
- Jacob Hook
- Zane Keleher
- Josh McDonald
- Jack Morrison
- Jordan Stewart
- Rohan Tungate
2021 Australian Speedway Under 21 Championship Starting Line-up
- Fraser Bowes
- Maurice Brown
- Aden Clare
- Mithell Cluff
- James Crundwell
- Matthew Gilmore
- Broc Hall
- Patrick Hamilton
- Jacob Hook
- Declan Knowles
- Jedd List
- Flynn Nichol
- Bradley Page
- Cordell Rogerson
- Bailey Viner
- Kobee Ziedas
2021 Australian Under 16 250 Championship Starting Line-up
- Joshua Beetham
- Talon Cardinale
- Michael Cogdell
- Jaidyn Eaton
- Jasper Freebairn
- Lachlan Hayes
- Luke Killeen
- Riley McCarthy
- Jack McDiarmid
- Jackson Milner
- James Pearson
- Riley Plum
- Broc White
Motorcycling Australia, along with FIM Oceania are continuing to monitor the current Covid-19 outbreaks and border restrictions, and a final decision in regards to the running of these Championships will be made on Friday 15th January.
2021 Racing schedule
2021 Provisional MXGP Calendar
|1||MXGP of Oman, Muscat||Fri 2 Apr – Sat 3 Apr|
|2||MXGP of Italy, TBA||Sat 24 Apr – Sun 25 Apr|
|3||MXGP of Portugal, Agueda||Sat 8 May – Sun 9 May|
|4||MXGP of The Netherlands, Oss||Sat 22 May – Sun 23 May|
|5||MXGP of Germany, Teutschenthal||Sat 29 May – Sun 30 May|
|6||MXGP of Russia, Orlyonok||Sat 12 Jun – Sun 13 Jun|
|7||MXGP of Latvia, Kegums||Sat 19 Jun – Sun 20 Jun|
|8||MXGP of Jakarta (INA), Jakarta||Sat 3 Jul – Sun 4 Jul|
|9||MXGP of Indonesia, Semarang||Sat 10 Jul – Sun 11 Jul|
|10||MXGP of Czech Replublic, Loket||Sat 24 Jul – Sun 25 Jul|
|11||MXGP of Belgium, Lommel||Sat 31 Jul – Sun 1 Aug|
|12||MXGP of Sweden, Uddevalla||Sat 7 Aug – Sun 8 Aug|
|13||MXGP of Finland, Iitti-KimiRing||Sat 21 Aug – Sun 22 Aug|
|14||MXGP of Igora Drive (RUS), Igora Drive||Sat 28 Aug – Sun 29 Aug|
|15||MXGP of Turkey, Afyonkarahisar||Sat 11 Sep – Sun 12 Sep|
|16||MXGP of China, TBA||Sat 18 Sep – Sun 19 Sep|
|17||MXGP of France, St Jean d’Angely||Sat 9 Oct – Sun 10 Oct|
|18||MXGP of Spain, intu Xanadu-Arroyomolinos||Sat 16 Oct – Sun 17 Oct|
|19||TBA||Sat 30 Oct – Sun 31 Oct|
|20||MXGP of Patagonia Argentina, Neuquen||Sat 13 Nov – Sun 14 Nov|
2021 Yamaha AORC presented by MXStore calendar
|Rounds 1 & 2||Nowra, NSW||March 27-28|
|Rounds 3 & 4||TBA, VIC||April 17-18|
|Rounds 5 & 6||Kyogle, NSW||July 17-18|
|Rounds 7 & 8||TBA, QLD||August 6-7|
|Rounds 9 & 10||Kingston SE, SA||September 18-19|
|Rounds 11 & 12||Omeo, VIC||October 16-17|
2021 Australian Pro MX calendar
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, 125 CUP
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3
|3||May-30||Gilman, South Australia
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, 125 CUP
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, Classic Motocross Evolution Motocross Cup
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, 125 CUP
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, MXW, AORC (Fri & Sat)
|7/8||August 14-15||Coolum, Queensland
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, VETS (Sat)
MX1, MX2, MX3, MXW (Sun)
2021 Speedway GP Calendar
|Apr-24||2021 FIM Speedway Grand Prix||TBC|
|May-15||2021 PZM Warsaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland||PGE Narodowy|
|May-22||2021 German FIM Speedway Grand Prix||Bergring Arena|
|Jun-05||2021 Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix||Marketa Stadium|
|Jun-19||2021 FIM Speedway Grand Prix||TBC|
|Jul-17||2021 Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix||Principality Stadium|
|Jul-31||2021 Betard Wroclaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix OF POLAND||Olympic Stadium|
|Aug-14||2021 Swedish FIM Speedway Grand Prix||G&B Arena|
|Aug-28||2021 Russian FIM Speedway Grand Prix||Anatoly Stepanov Stadium|
|Sep-11||2021 Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix Sponsored by ECCO||Vojens Speedway Center|
|Oct-02||2021 Torun FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland||Marian Rose MotoArena|
2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship (Provisional)
|Round 1||May 7-9||Extreme XL Lagares||Portugal||FMP|
|Round 2||June 3-6||Red Bull Erzbergrodeo||Austria||AMF|
|Round 3||July 10/11||TBD||Italy||FMI|
|Round 4||July 27-31||Red Bull Romaniacs||Romania||FRM|
|Round 5||August 14/15||Red Bull TKO||USA||AMA|
|Round 6||September 18/19||TBD||Poland||PZM|
|Round 7||October 1-3||Hixpania Hard Enduro||Spain||RFME|
|Round 8||October 30/31||GetzenRodeo||Germany||DMSB|
2021 Australian Senior Speedway Solo calendar
|Round 1||Gillman Speedway, SA||3 January, 2021|
|Round 2||Olympic Park, VIC||5 January, 2021|
|Round 3||Diamond Park, Albury Wodonga, VIC||7 January, 2021|
|Round 4||Loxford Park, NSW||9 January, 2021|
|Round 5||Mick Doohan Raceway, QLD||13 January, 2021|
2021 Australian Speedway events
|2021 Australian Under 21’s Speedway Championship||Gillman Speedway, SA||16 January, 2021|
|2021 Australian Junior Speedway Sidecar Championship||Pinjar Park, WA||3-4 April, 2021|
|2021 Australian Senior Speedway Sidecar Championship||Pinjar Park, WA||3-4 April, 2021|
|2021 Speedway FIM Oceania Speedway Championship||Gillman Speedway, SA||30 January, 2021|
|2021 Speedway FIM Oceania Speedway Sidecar Championship||Gillman Speedway, SA||17 April, 2021|
2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies calendar
|Date||Event||Cat 1 RallyGP||Cat 2 Rally 2||Cat 3|
|Grp1 Moto-Rally||Grp1 Moto-Rally||Grp2 Moto Enduro||Grp3 Quad||Adventure Trophy Grp1+3||SSV|
|April 9-13||BP Ultimate Portugal Rally (POR)||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|June 7-13||Rally Kazakhstan (KAZ)||X||X||X||X||X|
|July 1-11||Silkway Rally (RUS)||X||X||X||X||X|
|August 13-22||Rally do Sertoes (BRA)||X||X||X||X||X|
|October 8-13||Rallye du Maroc (MAR)||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|November 6-12||Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (UAE)||X||X||X||X||X||X|
2021 AMA Supercross calendar
|2021 AMA Supercross Calendar|
|Round 1||Houston, Texas||East||NRG Stadium||Sat, January 16|
|Round 2||Houston, Texas||East||NRG Stadium||Tues, January 19|
|Round 3||Houston, Texas||East||NRG Stadium||Sat, January 23|
|Round 4||Indianapolis, Indiana||East||Lucas Oil Stadium||Sat, January 30|
|Round 5||Indianapolis, Indiana||East||Lucas Oil Stadium||Tues, February 2|
|Round 6||Indianapolis, Indiana||East||Lucas Oil Stadium||Sat, February 6|
|Round 7||Orlando, Florida||East||Camping World Stadium||Sat, February 13|
|Round 8||Orlando, Florida||West||Camping World Stadium||Sat, February 20|
|Round 9||Daytona Beach, Florida||West||Daytona Int. Speedway||Sat, March 6|
|Round 10||Arlington, Texas||West||AT&T Stadium||Sat, March 13|
|Round 11||Arlington, Texas||West||AT&T Stadium||Tues, March 16|
|Round 12||Arlington, Texas||West||AT&T Stadium||Sat, March 20|
|Round 13||Atlanta, Georgia||West||Atlanta Motor Speedway||Sat, April 10|
|Round 14||Atlanta, Georgia||West||Atlanta Motor Speedway||Tues, April 13|
|Round 15||Atlanta, Georgia||West||Atlanta Motor Speedway||Sat, April 17|
|Round 16||Salt Lake City, Utah||East||Rice-Eccles Stadium||Sat, April 24|
|Round 17||Salt Lake City, Utah||W/E||Rice-Eccles Stadium||Sat, May 1|
|Round||Date||Event Name||City, State||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 1||Feb 20-21||Big Buck||Union, SC||Micro|
|Rnd 2||Mar 6-7||Wild Boar||Palatka, FL||Micro|
|Rnd 3||Mar 13-14||The General||Washington, GA||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 4||Mar 27-28||Camp Coker Bullet||Society Hill, SC||Micro|
|Rnd 5||Apr 17-18||Tiger Run||Union, SC||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 6||May 1-2||Hoosier||Crawfordsville, IN||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 7||May 22-23||The John Penton||Millfield, OH||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 8||Jun 5-6||Mason-Dixon||Mount Morris, PA||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 9||Jun 26-27||Snowshoe||Snowshoe, WV||eMTB|
|Rain||Jul 10-11||RAIN DATE||–||–|
|–||Jul-31||Loretta Lynn eMTB||Hurricane Mills, TN||eMTB|
|Rnd 10||Sep 11-12||The Mountaineer||Beckley, WV||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 11||Sep 25-26||Burr Oak||Millfield, OH||Micro|
|Rnd 12||Oct 9-10||Buckwheat 100||Newburg, WV||Micro|
|Rnd 13||Oct 23-24||Ironman||Crawfordsville, IN||Micro|
|Rain||Nov 13-14||RAIN DATE||–||–|
2021 New Zealand Motocross Championship
|Round One||Woodville Grand Prix||31st January, 2021|
|Round Two||Rotorua||21st February, 2021|
|Round Three||Hawkes Bay||20th March, 2021|
|Round Four||Taupo||28th March, 2021|
FIM Bajas World Cup 2021 (Provisional)
|18-20 Feb||Dubai Intl Baja||Dubai||UAE|
|18-20 Mar||Jordan Baja||Aqaba||Jordan|
|8-10 Apr||Qatar Int Baja||Doha||Qatar|
|28-30 May||Baja do Pinahl||Serta||Portugal|
|17-19 Jun||Baja Jalapao 500||Teruel||Spain|
|23-25 Jul||Baja Aragon||Teruel||Spain|
|5-8 Aug||Hungarian Baja||Varpalota||Hungary|
|29 Aug-1 Sep||Atacama Baja 1||Copiapo||Chile|
|2-4 Sep||Atacama Baja 2||Copiapo||Chile|
|28-30 Oct||Baja Portalegre||Portalegre||Portugal|
2021 Provisional Australian Supercross dates
- 25 September – Further information TBA
- 9 October – Further information TBA
- 16 October – Further information TBA
- 23 October – Further information TBA
- 30 October – Further information TBA
- 6 November – Further information TBA
- 20 November – Further information TBA
- 27 November – Further information TBA
2021 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE)
May 19-22 – Harvey, WA
2021 Enduro Australian Three Day Vintage Enduro (A3VE)
7-9 May – Blackwood, VIC
2021 Finke Desert Race
11-14 June – Northern Territory
2021 Hattah Desert Race
3-4 July – Hattah, Victoria
2021 Motocross Australian Classic Motocross Championship
9-11 July – Nowra, NSW
2021 Motocross Australian Post Classic Motocross
16-18 July – Nowra, NSW
2021 International Six Day Enduro (ISDE)
30 August – 4 September – Italy
U.S. AMA West ISDE Qualifier Series
- March 20-21: Red Mountain, Calif., Desert MC and Prospectors MC, AMA District 37 Sprint Enduro
- April 17-18: Campwood, Ariz., Arizona Trail Riders, AMA AMRA
- May 22-23: Craig, Colo., Enduro Colorado, AMA RMEC
U.S. AMA East ISDE Qualifier Series
- May 1-2: Battle Creek Mich., BCMC, AMA Michigan Sprint Enduro
- May 7-8: Plantersville, Ala., Southern Enduro Riders Association
- May 29-30: Glen Daniel, W. Va., AMA Full Gas Sprint Enduro