With the addition of three more races at the end of the outdoor racing season for the “playoffs” and the crowning of a SuperMotocross World Champion, how is the Motocross of Nations going to play into that? The additional three races added to the AMA schedule run clear into the middle of October. The MXoN usually runs in September. All the best riders and teams will be concentrating on the SMX Championship, and I don’t see any of them wanting to get distracted by a race that means little to the factories nor allowing any chance of getting their riders hurt prior to the end of the series.
The World Supercross Championship runs into late November for the FIM riders. If the top Euro riders choose to run that series, with possibly some top AMA talent, too, I don’t see room in their schedule either for the MXoN, and again, I see the WSX series taking precedence over the MXoN races for the same reasons listed above.
Rick Young // Racer X Online
Hi, Rick, Feld and MX Sports spoke with MXGP and the MXoN organizer InFront about the new schedule, and they agreed to move the date of the ’23 MXoN to October 21, one week after the SMX finale. Moving forward, the AMA schedule will end in September and the MXoN will likely be the first weekend in October. As for WSX, I don’t think they’ll have many of the MXGP teams, so I’m not sure they’re factored into the MXoN equation. DC
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