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Know all about the Major Motocross Championships of the World
FIM Motocross World Championship
The FIM Grand Prix Motocross is predominantly held in the Europe. But still it also is frequently held in the North Americas, South America, Australia, and Africa and also in Africa. It is one of the major motocross events of the world. The FIM Motocross World Championships is played in four categories and they are, MXGP for 400cc bikes, MX2 for 250cc bikes, MX3 for 650cc bikes and Women’s MX. There are two lapped races for the duration of 30 minutes each in these categories.
AMA Motocross Championships
The AMA Motocross Championship is held in the continental United States every year, which begins in early May and continues till mid September. This championship has twelve rounds on twelve major tracks spread all over the USA. The bikers take part in three classes the 250 Motocross Class for the 0-125cc bikes – 2 stroke or 150-250cc and 4 stroke machines. The 450 Motocross Class of 150-250cc 2 stroke or 251-450cc 4 stroke bikes and also in Women’s class.
Motocross des Nations
This annual Motocross event has been held in Germany every year since 1947. This championship is organized at the end of the year after National and World Championship Series are over. Over here three riders represent from every participating nation. Each player has to compete and complete three different classes, MX1, MX2 and Open. United States has been the most successful in this event with 22 wins. Belgium and Great Britain too are the most successful nations in this competition.
British Motocross Championship
The British Motocross Championship is also known as the Maxxis British Motocross Championship and it is the main motocross (off road) competition. It has two classes. MX1 for the 250-450cc (fourstroke) bikes and MX2 for the 175-250cc (fourstroke) bikes. Since 2007 a Youth Class is also added which is called MXY2. In 2009 the ‘veterans’ class was also included and it became so popular that the organizers had to raise the race numbers from 3 to 6.