2013 FIM MX World Championship Schedule Breakdown
The schedule of the 2013 MXGPs has been announced, so here is a brief breakdown of each stop. There are some potentially amazing stops this next year reaching far across the world. Perhaps it’s time to take that big vacation.
(photos courtesy of Youthstream)
March 2 Losail, Qatar
The opening round of the 2013 season will not only introduce the Middle East into World Championship MX racing, it will also host the GP at night, under the lights.
March 10 Si Racha, Thailand
Don’t know the track, but it sounds an awful lot like Sriracha (often referred to as the Hot Cock), which is the greatest hot sauce known to man, so it has to be awesome. And, it’s in Thailand.
April 1 Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
A longtime mainstay in the MXGP series, Valkenswaard is a just a hop, skip, and jump from the deep sand of Lommel. It, too, features treacherous sand men like Jeffrey Herlings and Antonio Cairoli really shine.
April 14 Trentino, Arco di Trento, Italy
Set in northern Italy, Arco is just north of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest body of fresh water. As well, major racing companies like Alpinestars, Gaerne, and Sidi are just a stone’s throw east.
April 21 TBA
For those acronymally challenged, this means “To Be Announced”.
May 5 Portugal
The Portuguese stop on the tour has yet to be announced, so hang tight for some naïve ethnocentric comments from yours truly.
May 19 Beto Carrero, Brazil
Butts. Need me say more?
May 26 Guadalajara, Mexico
So, the GP of Mexico may have yielded a bit more unsavory PR than they would’ve liked last year, but we are still waving this flag. If it weren’t dangerous, under budgeted, and dry, it just wouldn’t be Mexico. Stay thirsty, my friends.
June 9 Ernee, France
The French love moto, maybe even moreso than Americans, so we back it, even if they do think we are assholes.
June 16 Maggiroa, Italy
It’s Youthstream, so you know they are going to take every chance they can get to promote at home. We don’t blame them, either. Italy is our favorite country to visit in the European Union.
June 30 Uddevalla, Sweden
We know what you are thinking, but don’t expect Uddevalla to be a swarm of tall, gorgeous blondes ready to commit to your every whim. Sure, it’s coastal, but it’s Nordic coast… Seashells, maybe; bikinis, none.
July 7 Kegums, Latvia
Latvian women. Seriously, they’re hot. Sure, they probably won’t be in the small town of Kegums, but you may attract the eye of a barista in an airport on your way.
July 14 Semigorje, Russia
The home Grand Prix of Evgeny Bobryshev, the Semigorje track marked Russia’s return to World Championship motocross racing in 2012 after a 10-year hiatus.
July 28 Lausitzring, Germany
Formally Lausitzring, EuroSpeedway Lausitz is a giant road raceway. Likely, the track will be built within, or adjacent to, the concrete circuit shortly before the MXGP tour makes its stop there.
August 4 Loket, Czech Republic
Been on the tour for quite some time, and it’s next to Prague, so why would you ever eliminate it from the schedule? Prepare for Absinthe, EDM, and androgynous dudes.
August 18 Bastogne, Belgium
Fries and beer. Count us in.
August 25 Matterley Basin (Winchester), Great Britain
Fog, rain, moors; we can take it or leave it. Although, we have fond memories of James Stewart, Ivan Tedesco, and Ryan Villopoto handling business there during the 2006 Motocross of Nations.
September 8 TBA
What’s you guess? We got $20 on Oak Hill.
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