Moto News Weekly for December 24, 2019

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What happened this week

  • International Six Days of Enduro heads to Italy in 2020
  • Strong Aussie line-up for 2020 Anaheim SX
  • OZ Speedway goes global with streaming
  • Yamaha the major sponsor of 2020 AORC
  • 2020 FIM Speedway of Nations heads to Manchester, England
  • 2020 125cc Solo Speedway line-up announced
  • Red Bull KTM Factory Racing sign Manuel Lettenbichler
  • Aaron Tanti and Dylan Walsh to Serco Yamaha in 2020
  • GasGas Factory Racing sign Albert Cabestany
  • Barcia & Plessinger with Yamaha Factory Racing in 2020
  • Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing announce 2020 SX line-up
  • Australian Supercross celebrate successful 2019 season
  • MA announce 2020 Dirt Track and Track updates
  • 2020 Australian Motocross Championship calendar announced
  • 2020 NSW State Motocross Championship announced
  • 2020 Championship Calendars
    • 2020 AMA Motocross
    • 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross
    • 2020 MXGP
    • 2020 American Flat Track
    • 2020 Australian Speedway Senior Solo Speedway
    • 2020 FIM Speedway GP Championship
    • 2020 Australian Dirt Track Championship
    • 2020 Australian Track Championship
    • 2020 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC)
    • 2020 FIM SuperEnduro Championship
    • 2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road East/West
    • 2020 FIM Flat Track World Championship

International Six Days of Enduro heads to Italy in 2020

For what will be the 95th edition of the FIM’s longest-running motorcycle race, the 2020 FIM ISDE will be held in Rivanazzano Terme in northern Italy from 31 August to 5 September. A nation rich in Enduro heritage, Italy last held the FIM ISDE in 2013 on the island of Sardinia.

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2019 ISDE – Image by Dario Agrati

In 2020, it will be the Apennies region of Lombardy and Piedmont that will showcase the beauty of the country to off-road motorcycling enthusiasts from around the World. For race week Rivanazzano Terme’s air strip will turn into the headquarters for this iconic race.

Its buildings will offer full facilities to organisers and the World’s attending media, while the runaway itself will provide a spacious and hard standing working environment for all competing nations. There will also be room for a separate three-hundred-pitch camping area to accommodate competitors and spectators alike.

From Rivanazzano Terme’s air strip the race will lead riders out into the surrounding Apennies mountain region each day, with three unique courses to test both the World’s best Enduro riders and courageous amateurs.

As per tradition, the competition will sign off with a Motocross race on day six at Ottobiano Motorsport. With the circuit previously hosting the FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship it will ensure a fitting and spectacular ending to the 2020 FIM ISDE.

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Strong Aussie line-up for 2020 Anaheim SX

With the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship less than a month away, the Australian contingent that’ll represent the green and gold will be the strongest it’s been in a decade.

Australian legend Chad Reed will sport the deuce deuce in his final A1 appearance, as he looks to conclude an illustrious career having earnt two World Supercross Championships.

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Chad Reed – Image by AM

The Lawrence brothers of Jett and Hunter are meanwhile set to make their World Supercross debuts for Geico Honda in 2020. Jett is confirmed on the West Coast, however Hunter’s future in that regard is unclear, with either A1 or the East Coast opener inside Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium the destination for his Supercross debut.

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Jett Lawrence – Image by AM

Luke Clout has teamed up with Australian backed Penrite Honda Racing to take on the 250 West Coast Supercross rounds as the team expands into the United States.

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Luke Clout – Image by Michael Antonovich

Joining Clout on the West is his Serco Yamaha teammate from 2013, Jay Wilson, who’s put together his own Yamaha program to compete in the mostly Californian rounds.

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Jay Wilson – Image by AM

Stalwart young privateer Joel Wightman too will make the jump over in the premier 450cc Class, whilst Serco Yamaha’s Aaron Tanti joins Wilson and co. in the opening 250cc West rounds.

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Joel Wightman – Image by AM

The rapid rise of the Australian Supercross Championship is a major player in domestic Supercross development, with the 2019 series accelerating the professionalism of the sport within Australia, along with providing the springboard for young talent to pursue their dream on the world stage.

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Hunter Lawrence – Image by Hoppenworld

Chad Reed has shouldered the load for Australia in Supercross for the last decade, however it’s apparent that the nation is once again on the map worldwide, with a barrage of riders lining up and prepared to take on the world’s best in 2020.

See below for the full 2020 AMA SX calendar.

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OZ Speedway goes global with streaming

Australia’s 2020 Senior Solo Speedway Championship rounds, which will be held at Albury-Wodonga Speedway in Victoria, and Gillman Speedway in South Australia, will be live streamed to the world, following Motorcycling Australia securing the deal with NRGTV.

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OZ Speedway to stream in 2020

A star studded 16-man field of former World and Australian Champions is set to kickstart the championship including 2016 under 21 World Champion Max Fricke and 2012 Speedway Grand Prix World Champion Chris Holder at Albury-Wodonga on January 6, and Gillman January 11.

The live stream will be available FREE at both events (stream times TBC) via www.australianspeedwaychampionships.com.au (link) and returning to the commentary box will be Kevin Williams and three-time World Speedway Champion Jason Crump.

With no brakes, gears or fear, the Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship at Albury-Wodonga and Gillman Speedways is expected to capture a significant worldwide audience particularly through Europe.

Sam Redfern – Motorcycling Australia Track Events Manager

“This is one of the strongest championship fields we have produced which will guarantee spectators see some of the best racing of the new year both here in Australia and around the world.”


Yamaha the major sponsor of 2020 AORC

Motorcycling Australia have announced Yamaha Motor Australia as the major sponsor of the 2020 Australian Off-Road Championship, with 2020 marking the 15th consecutive year.

The partnership sees a significant expansion of the 2020 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) which will feature 15 classes of competition, with new junior classes, the return of the 2 Stroke Cup, and Vintage class and continuation of all senior classes.

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2019 AORC – Pro Race Start – Hedley, Victoria

The expanded competition will take championship rounds to Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and for the first time in history Tasmania and include sprint, cross country and enduro formats.

This 15-year partnership has produced a credible, sustainable and dependable championship for off-road racing enthusiasts that not only caters for grass roots motorcycling but has also produced talented riders that have gone on to the greatest of heights on the world stage.

Yamaha Motorsport Manager, Ray Howard, said Yamaha was dedicated to supporting the AORC and its expansion in 2020.

Ray Howard – Yamaha Motorsport Manager

“Yamaha Motor Australia are pleased to continue our substantial and positive relationships with Motorcycling Australia and the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship in 2020. 2019 was a sensational season and we believe with improvements to the 2020 calendar with new classes and adding Tasmania to the championship there will be even greater progress and improved development of off-road racing in Australia. We look forward to continue working closely with MA and local clubs throughout Australia to further develop the championship that has proven to be a fertile ground for producing international standard riders.”

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2020 FIM Speedway of Nations heads to Manchester, England

The 2020 FIM Speedway of Nations world champions will be crowned at Great Britain’s National Speedway Stadium in Manchester, with German track Landshut and Latvian circuit Daugavpils confirmed to host the semi-finals.

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Team Australia at the 2019 Speedway of Nations

The Finals of speedway’s world team championship will take place on May 8 and 9, with GB seeded through automatically as host nation.

This will be the first time Great Britain has hosted the Monster Energy SON Finals, while GB’s opponents will be decided at the two semi-finals, with Semi-Final 1 taking place at Bavarian track Landshut on April 25 and Semi-Final 2 being hosted by Daugavpils on May 2.

Three nations from each round will qualify for the Monster Energy SON Finals in Manchester, joining Great Britain.

2020 FIM Speedway of Nations Calendar

  • April 25: Semi-Final 1: Landshut, Germany
  • May 2: Semi-Final 2: Daugavpils, Latvia
  • May 8/9: Finals: Manchester, Great Britain

2020 Speedway of Nations Semi-Final Draw

  • Semi-Final 1: Landshut, Germany (April 25): Germany, Poland, Denmark, Slovenia, Czech Republic, France and Italy.
  • Semi-Final 2: DAUGAVPILS, LATVIA (May 2): Latvia, Russia, Australia, Sweden, Ukraine, Finland and USA.

2020 125cc Solo Speedway line-up announced

Motorcycling Australia have released the list of riders selected to compete in the 2020 Australian 125cc Solo Speedway Championship at Pinjar, Western Australia, with a 16-rider field selected, as well as the 125cc Teams Championship which will kick-off the Championship at Pinjar Park on the weekend of January 17.

cc Solo Speedway line up announcedcc Solo Speedway line up announcedMotorcycling Australia Track Events Manager, Sam Redfern, said the 16-rider solo and seven teams fielded shows Australia’s speedway talent was flourishing.

Sam Redfern – Motorcycling Australia Track Events Manager

“This is a fantastic field of Australian talent for the 2020 solo championship and 125cc teams championship. Australian speedway is in a very healthy state and we have the talent to represent Australia on the world stage. I would certainly encourage speedway fans to get to Pinjar on the weekend of January 17 for what will be a fantastic championship meet.”

Due to a lack of nominations in the 250cc class, it will not proceed.

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing sign Manuel Lettenbichler

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have announced the signing of 2019 WESS Enduro World Champion Manuel Lettenbichler. The 21-year-old German joins the factory team with immediate effect as part of a two-year deal for 2020 and 2021.

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Manuel Lettenbichler

Lettenbichler recently completed his most successful season to date, with the young German clinching the 2019 WESS Enduro World Championship title following a winning ride at the final round of the series, the GetzenRodeo.

Throughout 2019 Lettenbichler established himself as one of the world’s leading enduro competitors. With victories at Red Bull Romaniacs and GetzenRodeo, plus podium results at Extreme XL Lagares, Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble and the Hawkstone Park Cross-Country, he achieved a total of seven top-five results from eight championship starts, on route to securing his debut WESS world title.

Additionally, ‘Mani’ added further silverware to his 2019 trophy cabinet by winning the AMA Extreme Offroad Grand Championship when he became the first non-American rider to win the Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro.

Lettenbichler joins riders Jonny Walker, Josep Garcia and Nathan Watson for 2020, where he’ll aim to successfully defend his WESS Enduro World Championship crown. Additionally, the young German will also contest selected AMA U.S. Extreme Offroad events.

Manuel Lettenbichler

“I’m really excited to join Red Bull KTM Factory Racing for 2020 and beyond. I’ve ridden KTM motorcycles since I started in enduro but joining the factory team really feels like the next chapter of my career is really beginning now. They are a team I’ve looked up to for a long time. We’ve worked closely together during the last two years, so I know how professional they are and I’m excited to make this an even closer relationship. I’m looking forward to the season ahead and know that racing to defend my title will be a lot of fun. I can’t wait to get started.”

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Aaron Tanti and Dylan Walsh to Serco Yamaha in 2020

Yamaha’s MX2 race team Serco Yamaha have announced the signings of Aaron Tanti and Dylan Walsh to steer their YZ250F’s in 2020. Both riders are contracted to do the MX Nationals and the Australian Supercross Championships in the MX2 and SX2 (250cc) divisions and are out for nothing short of championship success.

Tanti returns to the team after laying solid foundations in 2019. Tanti finished fifth in the MX Nationals but was consistently in the lead group and unlucky not to finish higher in the championship standings.

He produced a break out season in Supercross, battling with the US stars on his way to fifth place in the championship, despite not finishing the final round. Although injured from a fall at the final round of Supercross, Tanti has taken to the US to keep racing and training as he prepares for the 2020 onslaught.

Aaron Tanti

“This is the first time in my career I have been with the one team for more than one season, so the stability is something that I like and allows me to make plans knowing that I have the support of Serco Yamaha for 2020. I have a great working relationship with Gavin and the Serco Yamaha team and we were quickly able to get something sorted for the 2020 season a little while ago so that allowed me to focus on my racing and training knowing that things are in place for next season. The YZ250F is an unbelievable bike and we already have a great platform to go ahead even further in 2020 as the team and myself have extensive knowledge and testing already done. It’s awesome to be able to continue with Serco Yamaha and look forward to another successful year with the team.”

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Aaron Tanti – Image by AM

Joining Tanti for 2020 will be a new comer to Australian shores, Dylan Walsh. The New Zealand native has been competing in Europe for the past few seasons, highlighted with victory in the British MX2 Championship in 2019, but will return down under for the 2020 and make his debut in the Australian MX Nationals. Walsh will start his year racing in New Zealand before coming to Australia in March and begin the championship chase.

Dylan Walsh

“I would love to have stayed in Europe and continued racing as I felt that I would be a contender in MX2 this year but with the tight economy, my team shut down and I was left with nothing. Australia was the first place I looked when I got the news, and at the same time, Gavin has been doing some research on me, so it all worked out smoothly and here we are. Serco Yamaha have a great reputation and also a lot of success over the years in both motocross and supercross so its awesome to be part of such a strong and committed team. My plan is to stay in New Zealand and do the Nationals over here as a warm up for the MX Nationals in Australia. I will then base myself in South East Queensland to be near the team and get stuck into racing in Australia. I’m both exciting and looking forward to the new challenge and know that the level of racing in Australia is very good at the moment. I watched the racing regularly while I was in Europe and its no coincidence that many MXGP teams are looking at Australian riders. But I’m fit and ready to go and hoping for a great season both here in New Zealand and Australia.”

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GasGas Factory Racing sign Albert Cabestany

GasGas Factory Racing have announce the signing of Albert Cabestany, who will compete in the 2020 FIM Trial-E World Cup, assisting GasGas to push forward with the development of electric powered machinery, aboard the GasGas TXE.

Albert Cabestany

“I’m looking forward to this great opportunity with GasGas Motorcycles. Winning this year’s Trial-E World Cup with the TXE gave me a real insight into the true potential of this exciting motorcycle. I was very impressed with its capabilities and know that moving forward we can raise the bar again in 2020. It’s going to be a lot of fun fighting to defend my crown and hopefully delivering GasGas a fourth consecutive title.”

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Albert Cabastany – GasGas Factory Racing

Cabestany is a name that needs little introduction in trials. Arguably one of the sport’s most successful riders, Albert impressively achieved nine wins and over 80 podium results during his 21-year-long FIM Trial World Championship career.

Coming together with GasGas Factory Racing for a one-off outing at the 2019 FIM Trial-E World Cup, Cabestany instantly gelled with the TXE, winning both rounds of the series to clinch the title in style. With his experience and vast trials knowledge the Spaniard is a natural fit to assist GasGas with the ongoing development of its TXE machine.

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Albert Cabastany – GasGas Factory Racing

The three-round 2020 FIM Trial-E World Cup takes place in Andorra, Italy and France.


Barcia & Plessinger with Yamaha Factory Racing in 2020

Yamaha U.S.A. have announced the 2020 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team will run Justin Barcia and Aaron Plessinger as returning riders. The pair are prepared to battle for the crown aboard th

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Barcia & Plessinger confirmed for Yamaha Factory Racing in 2020

e Yamaha YZ450F in the premier 450 class of both the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and the AMA Pro Motocross Championship series.

Leading the team’s campaign for the championship is veteran Barcia. The two-time 250SX East Champion joined the team in 2018 as a fill-in rider and ultimately landed a full-time ride after showing strength early on as a contender in the highly competitive Supercross series.

Justin Barcia

“2020 is looking like a good year for me. I’m excited to be back with the team for my third year now. I’m really pleased with the work so far. A lot of things have been changing inside the team, so we’re really excited to go racing. We’ve been doing a lot of work this year. The team’s putting in a lot of effort, and I’m doing everything I can training-wise, as well as lots of riding and testing. I’ve had two good races overseas this year and a few things popped up there that we can work on, which is what those races are for, to learn some stuff and see where we are at. I’ve definitely been riding really well. I feel like I’m the best I’ve been in a long time, so it’s exciting. The 2020 Yamaha season is looking bright.”

Plessinger is also eager to return to racing. The 2018 250MX and 250SX West Champion put in some solid results his rookie season, scoring a top-five finish in Atlanta.

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Barcia & Plessinger confirmed for Yamaha Factory Racing in 2020

Unfortunately, the following weekend, an injury at the Daytona Supercross sidelined him for a few months. Heading into 2020, the 23-year-old is back to full fitness and is looking to come out swinging.

Aaron Plessinger

“I’m feeling great coming into the season and looking forward to another year with the team. We have this final month to really push and get ready for 2020. This year’s bike is unbelievable. We’ve done a lot of testing this off-season, now it’s just down to fine-tuning and getting the laps in. I’m feeling great fitness-wise, and like I said, feeling great on the bike. I’m pumped and ready to go. Bring on A1!”


Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing announce 2020 SX line-up

Yamaha U.S.A. have also announced a powerhouse lineup for the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team for 2020, with Shane McElrath joining defending 250SX West Champion Dylan Ferrandis and teammates Justin Cooper and Colt Nichols. The four will battle for Monster Energy 250SX Division titles aboard the Yamaha YZ250F.

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Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing announce 2020 SX line-up of Shane McElrath, Dylan Ferrandis, Justin Cooper and Colt Nichols

Ferrandis proved to be a fierce competitor when he brought the heat in the final stretch of the 2019 250SX West Championship, scoring three wins and eight podiums to ultimately take the title in dramatic fashion at the season finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also made a final run at the Pro Motocross 250MX Championship, taking four wins to finish second overall.

Dylan Ferrandis

“As always, I’m pretty excited to go back racing! I had lot of good, productive work during the off-season. I’m very comfortable on the bike and am feeling great! I definitely can’t wait for the season to start.”

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Dylan Ferrandis – 2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Ironman National

The newest team member, McElrath, brings a wealth of experience to the team as a proven championship contender. He has six career wins in the 250 class and was the 250SX Western Division runner-up in 2015 and 2017. Last year, the North Carolinian took the Triple Crown win at Anaheim II with a 3-2-1 tally and was able to finish eighth in the point standings in spite of a mid-season injury.

Shane McElrath

“I’m very excited for this opportunity with the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team. It was a big decision to make the move and so far, everything’s been going well. I’m excited because I think it’s really going to be good for me, and moving forward into my 450 career. I’m looking to carry our momentum into the season and fight for the championship.”

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Shane McElrath

In what was his first full season in Supercross, Cooper had a standout year in 2019. He finished second overall in the 250SX East Championship with six podiums. He carried that momentum into the outdoor season, taking his first overall win in Florida and scoring nine podiums to end the year third overall in the Pro Motocross 250MX Championship.

Justin Cooper

“A long off-season always has me wanting to line back up on the gate again. I’m really excited for 2020. I felt like I had a strong and consistent 2019, which gives me new confidence and motivation going into this year! I love this team, and I am feeling really confident with the bike and the people around me. I’m more than ready to go racing this year. Bring it on!”

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Justin Cooper – 2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Ironman National

Nichols came out swinging in 2019, taking his first Supercross win at the season opener in Anaheim. The fan favorite went on to put in solid results, scoring six podiums to end the year third in the 250SX West standings.

Colt Nichols

“I’m always pumped to start a new season with the team. This will be my fourth year with them, and I am aiming to make it the best one yet. I love working with the guys, and the bike is awesome as always. 2019 was a good year of building, so I’m ready to take on 2020 full steam.”

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Colt Nichols

Australian Supercross celebrate successful 2019 season

Following attendance across the five rounds polling at 70,000, the 2019 Australian Supercross championship has been heralded a major success, with each round – bar Adelaide – also having a broadcast presence, giving an even wider audience.

The International interest from riders year on year too is undeniable, with more and more world-class caliber riders making the trip Down Under prior to their World Supercross Championship assault.

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2019 Aus-X Open – Image by AM

General rider numbers were on the increase too, especially in Wollongong where riders in both the SX1 and SX2 Classes were required to qualify for the night show – which is something that hasn’t happened in the series for a number of years. Overall, rider participation in the Australian Supercross Championship for 2019 was the strongest it’s been in at least the last decade.

Planning is now well underway for the 2020 Australian Supercross Championship and with an increasingly solid foundation in place, is expected to continue it’s steady growth in viewer eyeballs, event attendance and incredible racing competition. Stay tuned for more details on the 2020 Australian Supercross season.

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MA announce 2020 Dirt Track and Track updates

The following official Information Bulletin has been released by Motorcycle Australia, advising of a number of changes for the 2020 Dirt Track and Track seasons, regarding classes and competition.

Information Bulletin #2003 : 18/12/2019

Affected Disciplines: Dirt Track and Track

Information Pertains to: Dirt Track and Track Chapter Combination and Alterations to the 2020 MoMS

Updated: It was a directive from MA and the MA Board to combine the Dirt Track and Track Chapters. The intention with combining these chapters is for equality and fairness, safety and simplifying the rules as these disciplines are similar, but not the same.

Major changes implemented for 2020

  • 15.2 Junior class age brackets
  • Slider and MX bikes and classes are separated. (As per new rule 15.5.0.6)
  • Standard Wheel and Big Wheel bikes in classes will compete together.
  • 15.5.0.6 Rule deletion

The Commission and the Rules and Technical Committee have approved this Chapter and these updates as they are presented. We understand that in doing this there will be teething problems and not everyone will be satisfied with all rules. If you wish to propose a change to these rules they can do so by following the Rule Change Process as outlined on Pages 6 & 7 of the MoMS.

Current Classes

Categories for Australian Dirt Track & Track Championship Classes; (as will appear in the printed 2020 MoMS)

15.1 SENIORS

  • Pro 250 100cc to 150cc 2stroke / 200cc to 250cc 4stroke
  • Pro 450 250cc 2stroke/450cc 4stroke
  • MX Open 500cc 2stroke/Over 460cc 4stroke
  • 250 Slider 150cc 2stroke & 250cc 4stroke
  • 500cc Slider Up to 500cc
  • Slider Open Unlimited 460cc and over
  • Pro Open Women Unlimited
  • Sidecar Up to 1100cc
  • ATV Open Up to 550cc 2stroke/700cc 4stroke
  • ATV Open Women Up to 550cc 2stroke/700cc 4stroke

15.2 JUNIORS

  • 7-u9  – 50cc Auto Div 2 Non Championship
  • 7-u9 – 65cc
  • 9-u13 – 65cc
  • 7-u10 –  85cc 4stroke Modified
  • 10-u14  – 85cc 4stroke Modified
  • 9-u1211 – 85cc 2stroke/150cc 4stroke Standard Wheel
  • 11-u1613 – 85cc 2stroke/150cc 4stroke Standard Wheel
  • 13-u16  – 85cc 2stroke/150cc 4stroke Standard Wheel
  • 11-u13  –  85cc 2stroke/150cc 4stroke Big Wheel
  • 13-u16  –  85cc 2stroke/150cc 4stroke Big Wheel
  • 11-u16 – 85cc 2stroke/150cc 4stroke Girls Standard & Big Wheel
  • 13-u16  – 85cc 2stroke/150cc 4stroke Slider Only
  • 13-u16 – 100cc to 150cc 2stroke
  • 13-u16 – 100cc to 150cc 2stroke
    •   – 200cc to 250cc 4stroke
  • 13-u16 – 100cc to 150cc 2stroke &
    •   – 200cc to 250cc 4stroke Slider Only
  • 13-u16 – 200cc to 250cc 4stroke

New/Updated Classes

Categories for Australian Dirt Track & Track Championship & Competition Classes; (as will appear in the online 2020 MoMS)

15.1 SENIORS

  • Pro 250 – 100cc to 150cc 2stroke / 200cc to 250cc 4stroke (MX)
  • Pro 450 – 250cc 2stroke/450cc 4stroke (MX)
  • MX Open – 500cc 2stroke/Over 460cc 4stroke (MX)
  • Pro Open Women – Unlimited (MX)
  • 250 Slider – 150cc 2stroke & 250cc 4stroke  * removed due to lack of competitors
  • 500cc Slider – Up to 500cc
  • Slider Open – Unlimited 460cc and over
  • Sidecar – Up to 1100cc
  • ATV Open – Up to 550cc 2stroke/700cc 4stroke
  • ATV Open Women – Up to 550cc 2stroke/700cc 4stroke

15.2 JUNIORS

  • 4-u9 – 50cc Demo Division 1 Non Competitive
  • 7-u9 – 50cc Auto Div 2 Non Championship     * rationale for change below
  • 7-u9 – 65cc
  • 9-u13 – 65cc
  • 7-u1210 – 85cc 4stroke Modified                * typing correction
  • 9-u1311 – 85cc 2stroke/150cc 4stroke        * 2 class options for 12 year olds
  • 1211-u16 – 85cc 2stroke/150cc 4stroke
  • 11-u16 – 85cc 2stroke/150cc 4stroke Girls Standard & Big Wheel
  • 13-u16 – 85cc 2stroke/150cc 4stroke Slider Only  * removed due to insufficient entries
  • 13-u16 – 100cc to 150cc 2stroke
  • 13-u16 –  100cc to 150cc 2stroke              * removed due to duplication
  • 13-u16 – 100cc to 150cc 2stroke &           * removed as several other class options

    • – 200cc to 250cc 4stroke
  • 13-u16 – 200cc to 250cc 4stroke

Rationale for the 7-u9 50cc Divi 2 class being changed to a Non Championship class is to ensure the children are here for development and fun with as little pressure and stress on them to win as possible. We do not want children to be pushed prematurely. These are young children and should not be stressed to race and win an Australian Championship, they will have the rest of their riding lives to chase titles if they choose to do so. It is also the hope this will bring bike costs and affordability down.

New Rule

15.5.0.6 Slider and MX machines are to compete separately, in their specified classes.
Rationale being the Commission and the Rules & Technical Committee advise this is because they are different machines, with different styles, performance, machine requirements etc.

Rule removal

The below rule is to be removed;

15.4.1.2 Riders are eligible to enter one class above capacity of the machine entered (senior riders only).

Rationale for this rule being removed, is that capacity machines should be racing with comparable machines as they were designed. This will reduce over subscribed combined classes and in turn will come back to competitors as more of their class events on track.

Number Board Colours for Juniors

Tips to understanding and using the correct number board colours for your child.
Understand child’s age as at 1st of January of that race year (2020). For Example, my child turned 12 on the 20th of June 2019, so as at the 1st of January 2020 my child is 12 years old, and can compete in this class all year. If my child decides to move up to a 13 year old class throughout the year, they can no longer go back down and compete in 12 year old classes.

Chose a racing class (for example 9-u13 85cc 2stroke or 9-u13 65cc etc)

Identify the age bracket on the number board colour table (15.9.3.2) which is most suitable and colour will be Canary Yellow boards with black numbers)

You can only compete in one age group class.

Wheel Sizes;

Several corrections and duplications have been identified and updated.

Current Rule; 15.20.9 Wheel Sizes

CLASS FRONT REAR

Approx. Metric Equiv. in mm] [Approx. Metric Equiv. in mm]
50cc Auto/Demo Class 10” or 12” [254 or 305] 10” [254]
65cc 14” to 15” [356 to 381] 12” [305]
80cc 4-stroke Standard & Modified 16” to 17” [407 to 432] 14” [356]
85cc 2-stroke & 150cc 4-stroke 15” to 17” [381 to 432] 14” [356]
85cc 2-stroke & 150cc 4-stroke Big Wheel 17”19” to 19”21” [432482 to 482534] 16” to 17”19” [407 to 432482]
85cc 2-stroke & 150cc 4-stroke Big Wheel 17” to 19” [432 to 482] 16” to 17” [407 to 457]
(Dirt Track & Track)
85cc 2-stroke & 150cc 4-stroke 17” [457] 14” [356]
Standard Wheel (Dirt Track & Track)
100cc 18” to 21” [457 to 534] 16” to 19” [407 to 482]
125cc & over 17” to 21” [432 to 534] 16” to 19” [407 to 482]
250cc 4-stroke 17” to 23” [432 to 586] 16” to 19” [407 to 482]

New/Updated Rule; 15.20.9 Wheel Sizes

CLASS FRONT REAR

Approx. Metric Equiv. in mm] [Approx. Metric Equiv. in mm]
50cc Auto/Demo Class 10” or 12” [254 or 305] 10” [254]
65cc 14” to 15” [356 to 381] 12” [305]
85cc80cc 4-stroke Standard & Modified 16” to 17” [407 to 432] 14” [356]
85cc 2-stroke & 150cc 4-stroke 15” to 19”17” [381 to 482432] 14” to 17” [356 to 432]
85cc 2-stroke & 150cc 4-stroke Big Wheel 17”19” to 19”21” [432482 to 482534] 16” to 17”19” [407 to 432482]
85cc 2-stroke & 150cc 4-stroke Big Wheel 17” to 19” [432 to 482] 16” to 17” [407 to 457]
(Dirt Track & Track)
85cc 2-stroke & 150cc 4-stroke 17” [457] 14” [356]
Standard Wheel (Dirt Track & Track)
100cc 18” to 21” [457 to 534] 16” to 19” [407 to 482]
125cc & over 17” to 21” [432 to 534] 16” to 19” [407 to 482]
250cc 4-stroke 17” to 23” [432 to 586] 16” to 19” [407 to 482]

Effective from: 1/1/2020

Note: As rules can be changed throughout the year, please view the most up to date MoMS at www.ma.org.au. Please see the MA website for Rule Change Request processes and documents.

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2020 Australian Motocross Championship calendar announced

Motorcycling Australia and Williams Event Management have announced the 2020 Australian Motocross National Championship calendar. The series will be conducted over six weekends with nine rounds and three double header events.

2015 KTM Australian Motocross Championship - Image by Jeremy Hammer
Australian Motocross Championship – Image by Jeremy Hammer

A number of factors have required changes to the 2020 calendar particularly around community, rider and spectator safety.

Original plans had the MX Nationals Pro Am at Traralgon in February for the Australian Women’s Vets and Under 19’s. But due to the extreme dry weather conditions and high fire danger risk the Traralgon event was cancelled, with a hope to reschedule it in the coming months.

There have been some major changes to the championship over the last five years, and riders and spectators will see changes again next year to fit within the current climate.

2020 Australian Motocross National Championship dates

  • Round 1 & 2 Horsham, Victoiria April 4/5
  • Round 3 Newry, Victoria May 3
  • Round 4 Gympie, Qld May 24
  • Round 5 Conondale, QLD June 28
  • Round 6 & 7 Maitland, NSW July 25/26
  • Round 8 & 9 Coolum, QLD August 22/23

The series will see several changes in order to ensure the future development and progress of the sport. All rounds will have two moto format only, and other changes are being considered. The supplementary regulation will be release in the first week of February.


2020 NSW State Motocross Championship announced

Motorcycling NSW have announced the 2020 King of MX calendar, with the series heading into its third year and continuing to encourage local racers in each of the six state regions to enter their local qualifier.

The King of MX was designed to revitalise the NSW State Motocross Championship, supporting regional clubs and their members by bringing a larger scale open event to them, where local club racers can throw down against those choosing to travel.

King of MX 2018
King of MX

2020 will see new partners combined with some long-term supporters to not only maintain the overall prize pool, but also tailor more prizes to those who do well at a qualifier, not just the final.

As with previous years, the King of MX will consist of six qualifying events, where the first six or seven (depending on the gates available at each qualifier) riders in each class will earn a ‘golden ticket’ to the final. Once a golden ticket is earned, riders don’t have to race any other qualifiers unless they want to, however each rider is only eligible to earn one golden ticket per class.

At the final, in a location that will be announced in due course, State Title Champions will be decided on the June long weekend, over three motos for each class, with the Prince and Princess of MX crowned from the 13 to under-16 years 250F (128cc-150cc 2st & 200cc-250cc 4st, 13 to u/16 years) and 13 to under-16 years girls’ class (100cc-150cc 2st & 200cc- 250cc 4st, 13 to u/16 years, all female) winners.

King of MX Nowra Podium
2019 King of MX Final winners

The 2020 King and Queen of MX will once again battle it out across their respective feature races, with racers selected based on the results of the senior class races. For more information on the 2020 King of MX, head to the brand-new website www.kingofmx.com.au

2020 King of MX Calendar

  • Qualifier 1 – February 15-16, Bega – Top 7 qualify for final
  • Qualifier 2 – February 29-1 March, Narrabri – Top 7 qualify for final
  • Qualifier 3 – March 14-15, Bathurst – Top 6 qualify for final
  • Qualifier 4 – March 28-29, Wagga Wagga – Top 6 qualify for final
  • Qualifier 5 – April 18-19, Lake Macquarie -Top 7 qualify for final
  • Qualifier 6 – May 9-10, Sydney – Top 7 qualify for final
  • Final – June 6-8, Undisclosed Location

NSW State Motocross Championship Classes

  • Nippers 4-u/7 years – Demonstration Only
  • 50cc Division 2 – 7-u/9 years
  • 65cc 7-u/10 years
  • 65cc 10-u/12 years
  • 85cc 2st/150cc 4st 9-u/12 years {standard wheel}
  • 85cc 2st /150cc 4st 12-u/14 years {standard & big wheel}
  • 85cc 2st/150cc 4st 14-u/16 years {standard & big wheel}
  • 85cc 2st/150cc 4st 12-u/16 years All Female {standard & big wheel}
  • 100cc-150cc 2st & 200cc- 250cc 4st 13-u/16 years All Female
  • 100cc-125cc 2st 13-u/16 years
  • 128cc-150cc 2st & 200cc-250cc 4st 13-u/16 years
  • MXW All Powers
  • MX1 A-Grade 255cc-450cc 2st/4st
  • MX1 B-Grade 255cc-450cc 2st/4st
  • C Grade Open
  • MX2 A-Grade up to 250cc 2st/4st
  • MX2 B-Grade up to 250cc 2st/4st
  • C Grade Lites
  • +35 Vets All Powers
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2020 Championship Calendars

2020 AMA Motocross race schedule

  • May 17 – Hangtown Motocross Classic – Rancho Cordova, CA
  • May 24 – Fox Raceway National – Pala, CA
  • May 31 – Thunder Valley National – Lakewood, CO
  • June 7 – Florida National – Jacksonville, FL
  • June 21 – High Point National – Mt. Morris, PA
  • June 28 – Southwick National – Southwick, MA
  • July 5 – RedBud National – Buchanan, MI
  • July 19 – Spring Creek National – Millville, MN
  • July 26 – Washougal National – Washougal, WA
  • August 16 – Unadilla National – New Berlin, NY
  • August 23 – Budds Creek National – Mechanicsville, MD
  • August 30 – Ironman National – Crawfordsville, IN

2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Calendar

  • Jan. 4 – Angels Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif.
  • Jan. 11 – The Dome at America’s Center, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Jan. 18 – Angels Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif.
  • Jan. 25 – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
  • Feb. 1 – Ringcentral Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.
  • Feb. 8 – Petco Park, San Diego, Calif.
  • Feb. 15 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
  • Feb. 22 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
  • Feb. 29 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
  • March 7 – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Fla.
  • March 14 – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianpolis, Ind.
  • March 21 – Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.
  • March 28 – Centurylink Field, Seattle, Wash.
  • April 4 – Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver, Co.
  • April 18 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
  • April 25 – Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • May 2 – Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah

2020 MXGP Calendar

  • March 1 – Great Britain, Matterley Basin (EMX125, WMX)
  • March 8 – The Netherlands, Valkenswaard – (EMX250, WMX)
  • March 22 – Patagonia, Argentina, Neuquen
  • April 5 – Trentino I, Pietramurata – (EMX250, EMX 2t)
  • April 19 – Spain, (TBA) – (EMX125, WMX)
  • April 26 – Portugal, Agueda – (EMX125, EMX250)
  • May 10 – France, Saint Jean d’Angely – (EMX125, EMX Open)
  • May 17 – Italy, Maggiora – (EMX Open, WMX)
  • May 24 – Germany, Teutschenthal – (EMX250, EMX Open)
  • June 7 – Russia, Orlyonok – (EMX250, EMX Open)
  • June 14 – Latvia, Kegums – (EMX250, EMX Open)
  • June 28 – Indonesia, Jakarta
  • July 5 – Indonesia, Palembang
  • July 26 – Czech Republic, Loket – (EMX65, EMX85, EMX 2t)
  • August 2 – Belgium, Lommel – (EMX125, EMX250)
  • August 16 – Sweden, Uddevalla – (EMX125, EMX250)
  • August 23 – Finland, Litti-KymiRing – (EMX125, EMX250, EMX 2t)
  • September 6 – Turkey, Afyonkarahisar – (EMX Open, WMX)
  • September 13 – China, (TBA) –
  • September 20 – Emilia Romagna, Imola – (EMX125, WMX)
  • September 27 – Motocross of Nations, France, Ernee

2020 American Flat Track

  • Round 1. March 14: Daytona 200 &  TT – Daytona Speedway, FL
  • Round 2. March 28: Atlanta Short Track – Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA
  • Round 3. April 4: Charlotte Half-Mile – Charlotte Speedway, Concord, NC
  • Round 4. May 2: Texas Half-Mile – Texas Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
  • Round 5. May 9: So-Cal Half-Mile – Perris Speedway, Perris, CA
  • Round 6. May 16: Sacramento Mile – Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
  • Round 7. May 30: Red Mile – Red Mile, Lexington, KY
  • Round 8. June 13: Laconia Short Track – New Hampshire Speedway, Loudon, NH
  • Round 9. June 20: OKC Mile – Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Round 10. June 27: Lima Half-Mile – Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH
  • Round 11. July 4: New York Short Track – Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY
  • Round 12. August 9: Buffalo Chip TT – Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
  • Round 13. August 11: Black Hills Half-Mile – Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD
  • Round 14. August 22: Peoria TT – Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL
  • Round 15. September 5: Springfield Mile I – Illinois Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
  • Round 16. September 6: Springfield Mile II – Illinois Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
  • Round 17. September 12: Williams Grove Half-Mile – Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Round 18. September 26: Meadowlands Mile* – Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ

2020 Australian Speedway Senior Solo Speedway Calendar

  • Round 1, January 3 – Kurri Kurri Speedway, Loxford Park NSW
  • Round 2, January 6 – Diamond Park, Wodonga VIC
  • Round 3, January 7 – Undera Speedway, Echuca Road, Undera VIC
  • Round 4, January 9 – Olympic Park, Regina Street, Mildura VIC
  • Round 5, January 11 – Gillman Speedway, Wilkins Road, Gillman SA

2020 WESS Enduro World Championship Schedule

  • Round 1: Extreme XL Lagares (Portugal) May 8-10
  • Round 2: Trefle Lozerien AMV (France) May 21-23
  • Round 3: Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble (Austria) June 10-14
  • Round 4: Red Bull 111 Megawatt (Poland ) June TBC
  • Round 5: Red Bull Romaniacs (Romania) July 21-25
  • Round 6: Tennessee Knockout (USA) August 15-16
  • Round 7: Hawkstone Park Cross-Country (UK) September TBC
  • Round 8: Hixpania Hard Enduro (Spain) October TBC

2020 FIM Speedway GP Calendar

  • May 16 – PZM Warsaw SGP of Poland – Warsaw
  • May 30 – German SGP – Teterow
  • June 13 – Czech SGP – Prague
  • July 18 – Adrian Flux British SGP – Cardiff
  • July 25 – Swedish SGP – Hallstavik
  • August 1 – Betard Wroclaw SGP of Poland – Wroclaw
  • August 15 – Scandinavian SGP – Malilla, Sweden
  • August 29 – Russian SGP – Togliatti
  • September 12 – Danish SGP sponsored by ECCO – Vojens
  • October 3 – Revline Torun SGP of Poland – Torun

2020 Australian Dirt Track Championship dates

  • April 11-12 Australian Junior Dirt Track Championships
    • Mick Doohan Raceway, QLD, North Brisbane Jnr Motorcycle Club
  • October 17-18 Australian Senior Dirt Track Championships
    • Fairburn Park, ACT Motorcycle Club

2020 Australian Track Championship dates

  • May 16-17 Australian Senior Track Championships
    • Qurindi, Tamworth, NSW, Tamworth Motorcycle Club
  • September 26-27 Australian Junior Track Championships
    • Gunnedah, NSW Gunnedah Motorcycle Club

2020 Australian Off-Road Championship Calendar

  • Round 1 & 2: Toowoomba, QLD 22 – 23 February 2020
  • Round 3 & 4: Dungog, NSW 14 – 15 March 2020
  • Round 5 & 6: Nowra, NSW 18 – 19 April 2020
  • Round 7 & 8: SA 1 – 2 August 2020
  • Round 9 & 10: Omeo, VIC 19 – 20 September 2020
  • Round 11 & 12: Wynyard, TAS 17 –18 October 2020

2020 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship Calendar

  • Round 1: December 7, 2019 – Krakow, Poland
  • Round 2: January 4 – Riesa, Germany
  • Round 3: January 18 – A Coruna, Spain
  • Round 4: February 1 – Budapest, Hungary
  • Round 5: March 14 – Lodz, Poland

2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road East/West Calendar

  • 2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road East Series
    • March 28-29: RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, Decatur, Texas
    • May 16-17: Madd Moose, Marquette, Mich.
    • July 4-5: Tough Like RORR, Tamaqua, Pa.
    • July 18-19: Fallen Timbers, Little Hocking, Ohio
    • Aug. 1-2: Battle of the Goats, Taylorsville, N.C.
  • 2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road West Series
    • Feb. 8: King of the Motos, Lucerne Valley, Calif.
    • March 28-29: RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, Decatur, Texas
    • May 2-3: EnduroFest, Reno, Nev.
    • June 6-7: Last Dog Standing, Devore, Calif.
    • June 20-21: Stix and Stones, Kellogg, Idaho
  • 2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship
    • Aug. 14-16: Trials Training Center, Sequatchie, Tenn.

2020 FIM Flat Track World Championship Calendar

  • Round 1 – June 13: Diedenbergen DE
  • Round 2 – July 26: Boves-Cuneo IT
  • Round 3 – September 5: Morizès FR
  • Round 4 – October 3: Pardubice CZ
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