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2022 in MXGP: Calendar, Riders, Teams and Point Scoring System

MXGP is the premier class of motocross racing. The MXGP World Championship is organized by the "Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme" (FIM). The 2022 calendar includes 20 events.

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History

In the 1950s, motocross started to grow fast, with many big events held in various countries. This led to introduce the European Championship Series in 1952. The series was open to 500cc motorcycles.

In 1957, motocross took an important step forward with the Championship Series being promoted to the World Championship status. The first 500cc world champion was Bill Nilsson from Sweden.

Premier Class

For many years, 500cc was the premier class for solo machines in the Motocross World Championship Series. Other classes for solo machines were 125cc and 250cc. "Cc" is an abbreviation for "cubic centimeters" (the measure for the cylinder volume of the engine).

New rules

In 2002, rule changes were introduced. The premier class of motocross was rebranded MX1. Competitors in MX1 were allowed to use four-stroke engines of up to 450cc.

MXGP

In 2014, the name of the premier class was changed to MXGP. Other world championship classes are MX2 and Women's MX.

Most successful

Who is the most successful rider in the history of the Motocross World Championship? Stefan Everts (Belgium) won 10 world titles: 3 titles in MX1, 2 titles in 500cc, 1 title in MXGP, 3 titles in 250cc and one in 125cc.

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2022 Calendar

The 66th Motocross World Championship includes 20 events with two races per class at each round. Race duration is thirty minutes plus two laps.

2022 Calendar: MXGP

  • February 27, 2022: MXGP of Great Britain (Matterley Basin)
  • March 6, 2022: MXGP of Lombardia (Mantova)
  • March 20, 2022: MXGP Argentina (Villa La Angostura)
  • April 3, 2022: MXGP of Portugal (Águeda)
  • April 10, 2022: MXGP of Trentino (Pietramurata)
  • April 24, 2022: MXGP of Latvia in Ķegums
  • May 8, 2022: MXGP of Italy (Maggiora)
  • May 15, 2022: MXGP of Sardegna (Riola Sardo)
  • May 29, 2022: MXGP of Spain (Xanadú)
  • June 5, 2022:MXGP of France (Ernée)
  • June 12, 2022: MXGP of Germany (Teutschenthal)
  • June 26, 2022: MXGP of Indonesia (Samota-Sumbawa)
  • July 3, 2022: MXGP of Jakarta
  • July 17, 2022: MXGP of Czech Republic (Loket)
  • July 24, 2022: MXGP of Flanders (Lommel, Belgium)
  • August 7, 2022: MXGP of Sweden (Uddevalla)
  • August 14, 2022: MXGP of Finland (Kymi Ring)
  • August 21, 2022: MXGP of Charente-Maritime (Saint-Jean-d'Angély)
  • September 4, 2022: MXGP of Turkey (Afyonkarahisar)
  • September 18, 2022: TBA

Teams and riders

Who are the competitors in the MXGP? Here's the list of teams and riders in the 2022 MXGP World Championship. Jeffrey Herlings (the Netherlands) is the defending champion. Other big stars in MXGP are Tim Gajser (Slovenia), Tony Cairoli (Italy), Jeremy Seewer (Switzerland) and Glenn Coldenhoff (the Netherlands).

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

  • 1 - Jeffrey Herlings

Kawasaki Racing

  • 3 - Romain Febvre
  • 919 - Ben Watson

Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha

  • 7 - Arminas Jasikonis
  • 10 - Calvin Vlaanderen

F&H Kawasaki

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  • 14 - Jed Beaton

Team Ship to Cycle Honda

  • 16 - Benoît Paturel

JWR Honda Racing

  • 18 - Vsevolod Brylyakov
  • 46 - Davy Pootjes
  • 147 - Miro Sihvonen

Diga Procross KTM

  • 19 - Thomas Kjær Olsen

JM Honda

  • 29 - Henry Jacobi
  • 128 - Ivo Monticelli

Riley Racing - Yamaha

  • 32 - Brent Van Doninck

Standing Construct Husqvarna

  • 41 - Pauls Jonass
  • 189 - Brian Bogers

HRC Honda

  • 43 - Mitchell Evans
  • 243 - Tim Gajser

Red Bull GasGas

  • 61 - Jorge Prado

Honda 114 Motorsports

  • 70 - Rubén Fernández

Sahkar Racing KTM

  • 75 - Hardi Roosiorg

Beta SDM Corse

  • 77 - Alessandro Lupino
  • 89 - Jeremy Van Horebeek

Monster Energy Yamaha

  • 91 - Jeremy Seewer
  • 259 - Glenn Coldenhoff
  • 959 - Maxime Renaux

iXS MXGP

  • 92 - Valentin Guillod

KMP Honda

  • 99 - Jorge Zaragoza

JK Racing Yamaha

  • 161 - Alvin Östlund

JD Gunnex KTM

  • 183 - Lorenzo Locurcio

Fantic Factory

  • 211 - Nicholas Lapucci

KTM Kosak

  • 226 - Tom Koch

SM Action

  • 303 - Alberto Forato

MRT Racing

  • 747 - Michele Cervellin

JT911 KTM

  • 911 - Jordi Tixier

T.A.L.K Templant

  • 115 - Ashton Dickinson

Revo Seven Kawasaki

  • 153 - Dylan Walsh

Team 2B Kawasaki

  • 172 - Mathys Boisramé

KTM Sarholz

  • 811 - Adam Sterry

Point Scoring System MXGP

  • 1: 25 points
  • 2: 22 p.
  • 3: 20 p.
  • 4: 18 p.
  • 5: 16 p.
  • 6: 14 p.
  • 7: 13 p.
  • 8: 12 p.
  • 9: 11 p.
  • 10: 9 p.
  • 11: 8 p.
  • 12: 7 p.
  • 13: 6 p.
  • 14: 5 p.
  • 15: 4 p.
  • 16: 3 p.
  • 17: 2 p.
  • 18: 1 p.

How to watch MXGP? Official broadcasters

United States and Canada
CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of MXGP in the United States and Canada. Motocross fans can watch the races on tv or on a live stream at the CBS Sports App.

Europa
Eurosport is an official broadcast partner in many European countries. Many GP's can be watched on Eurosport 2 (tv). All races (MXGP and MX2) can be watched by live stream at the Eurosport Player. Telenet Play Sports is the official broadcast partner of MXGP for Belgium (tv and livestream). In the Netherlands, there's an official live stream of every MXGP-race at NPO.

Latin America and Asia
FOX Sports is the official broadcast partner (tv and live stream) in many countries in Latin America and Asia.

Africa
AXP is the official broadcast partner of MXGP in many African countries.

MXGP Tv (Global Online)
MXGP TV is the official online channel of both MXGP and MX2. Racing fans can purchase a membership of MXGP Tv. Members have access to live streaming of races and qualifications. They also can enjoy the MXGP Archives.

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End of the season: Motocross of the Nations

At the end of the MXGP Season, the FIM annually organizes the Motocross of the Nations, a team event in which each country selects three riders (MXGP, MX2 and Open). The 2021 Motocross of the Nations will be held in Imola (Italy).

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