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2020 Race Calendars Announced

5 months ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: AMA SX, MXGP, EnduroGP

Every year, around July, the national and international federations and/or promoters of the major off-road motorcycle race series in America and Europe bombard our inboxes with announcements about their series calendars for the following year. Case in point: this July, the 2020 AMA/World Supercross series, 2020 MXGP and 2020 EnduroGP calendars were all publicly announced. Admittedly, they were marked “provisional”, but by and large these calendars are all 95% set in stone (with only the odd “TBA”). In doing so, they provide the perfect platform for race teams, riders, sponsors, race fans and other stakeholders to forward plan.

Every year, this flurry of race calendars for AMA and World Championship also serves as a stark reminder that Australia is notoriously backward in coming forward with its race calendars for the following year. Why? Good question. Imagine being a race team principal and trying to contract riders for the following year (a process that often starts mid-year) and having no idea of where and when that race series will be run. How do you budget for the following year when there’s no series to base it on? How do you sell sponsorship to a series that remains unannounced?

Is it time that we, as MA licence holders, started exerting a little more pressure on our federation to announce next year’s national race calendars in a more timely way, and closer to their own guideline’s timeframe?
For now, we’ll have to be content to ogle the American and European calendars for 2020 and make plans to travel OS to catch one in the flesh. Cos yet again, Australia doesn’t appear on the World Motocross Championship calendar. Yep, it’s been a long time between drinks since Broadford in 2001, the last time the MXGP was staged in Oz.

2020 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Schedule:

The 17-round schedule for the 2020 season of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will return to some of the sport’s most iconic stadiums while also rotating fan-favourite markets like St. Louis, Mo., Tampa, Fla. and Foxborough, Mass. back into the routing.
The season finale moves to the sports-friendly state of Utah on Saturday, May 2 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

2020 MXGP Schedule:

Monaco 10 July 2019 – Youthstream announces a slight update to the just-released 2020 provisional calendar. The MXGP of Germany, held in Teutschenthal, is set to take place on May the 31st 2020. The provisional calendar remains otherwise unchanged.

2020 EnduroGP Schedule:

Here are the provisional dates and venues of the 2020 calendar…

For 2020 we will see the return of the Nordic tour (Estonia – Sweden) as well as Hungary. The grand finale will take place in Zschopau in Germany.

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