FIM Announces MX1/MX2 Changes For GPs In Thailand, Qatar, Brazil, and Mexico

The Permanent Bureau of the Motocross Grand Prix, composed of Mr Vito Ippolito, FIM President, and Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo, unanimously adopted the following changes to the 2013 FIM MX1 & MX2 World Championship Regulations on 22 January 2013.

Race format

  • Saturday (*):
    • MX2 Free Practice / 35 minutes
    • MX1 Free Practice / 35 minutes
    • MX2 Pre-Qualifying Practice / 30 minutes
    • MX1 Pre-Qualifying Practice / 30 minutes
    • MX2 Qualifying Race / 20 minutes + 2 laps
    • MX1 Qualifying Race / 20 minutes + 2 laps
  • Sunday (*):
    • MX2 Warm-up / 20 minutes
    • MX1 Warm-up / 20 minutes
    • MX2 Race / 12:00 / 35 minutes + 2 laps
    • MX1 Race / 13:00 / 35 minutes + 2 laps
    • MX1 + MX2 Last Chance Race / 14:30 / 20 minutes + 2 laps
    • MX1 + MX2 Super-Final / 16:00 / 35 minutes + 2 laps

(*) A different time schedule will be used in Qatar since the event is run on Friday and Saturday nights

Pre-Qualifying Practice (Maximum 40 riders per class)

  • In order to qualify for the Qualifying Race, a rider must achieve a time equal to at least 108% of the average time of the top 10 riders recorded during the Pre-Qualifying Practice

Qualifying Races (Maximum 40 riders per class)

  • The MX1 & MX2 Qualifying Races determine the starting positions for the respective MX1 or MX2 Race

MX1 & MX2 Races (Maximum 40 riders per class)

  • Positions 1 to 20 in each class score World Championship points in their respective class
  • Riders qualified for the Super-Final: see below under Super-Final

Last Chance Race (Maximum 40 riders; 20 MX1 + 20 MX2 riders)

  • Positions 1 and 2 in each class are qualified for the Super-Final
  • The remaining riders are eliminated

Super-Final (Maximum 40 riders; 20 MX1 + 20 MX2 riders)

  • For the first overseas event (Qatar) the following will be qualified for the Super-Final:
    • The 18 best placed riders of the MX1 Race + the 18 riders best placed riders of the MX2 Race
    • The 2 best placed MX1 riders + the 2 best placed MX2 riders from the Last Chance Race
  • For the other overseas events (Thailand, Brazil & Mexico) the following will be qualified for the Super-Final:
    • The top 10 riders in the provisional MX1 point standings + the top 10 riders in the provisional MX2 point standings (cut-off point: point standings prior to the event in question)
    • The 8 best placed riders of the MX1 Race (excluding the top 10 in the provisional MX1 point standings, who are already qualified) + the 8 best placed riders of the MX2 Race ( excluding the top 10 in the provisional MX2 point standings, who are already qualified)
    • The 2 best placed MX1 riders + the 2 best placed MX2 riders from the Last Chance Race
  • Positions 1 to 20 in each class score World Championship points in their respective class

Starting positions

  • General:
    • The MX2 riders will always proceed first to the starting grid followed by the MX1 riders
    • Riders can freely select their grid position according to their starting order and places available
  • For the MX1 Race and the MX2 Race:
    • The riders proceed to the starting grid according to the results of their respective Qualifying Race
  • For the Last Chance Race:
    • The non-qualified MX2 riders proceed to the starting grid according to their results in the MX2 Race
    • The non-qualified MX1 riders proceed to the starting grid according to their results in the MX1 Race
  • For the Super-Final in Qatar:
    • The 18 best placed riders of the MX2 Race + the 2 best placed MX2 riders from the Last Chance Race
    • The 18 best placed riders of the MX1 Race + the 2 best placed MX1 riders from the Last Chance Race
  • For the other Super-Finals in Thailand, Brazil & Mexico:
    • The top 10 riders in the provisional MX2 point standings + the 8 other best placed riders from the MX2 Race + the 2 best placed MX2 riders from the Last Chance Race
    • The top 10 riders in the provisional MX1 point standings + the 8 other best placed riders from the MX1 Race + the 2 best placed MX1 riders from the Last Chance Race

Points

  • Points scale for the MX1 Race, the MX2 Race and the Super-Final:

25 points to the 1st 15 points to the 6th 10 points to the 11th 5 points to the 16th
22 points to the 2nd 14 points to the 7th 9 points to the 12th 4 points to the 17th
20 points to the 3rd 13 points to the 8th 8 points to the 13th 3 points to the 18th
18 points to the 4th 12 points to the 9th 7 points to the 14th 2 points to the 19th
16 points to the 5th 11 points to the 10th 6 points to the 15th 1 point to the 20th

  • Clarification for the points awarded in the Super-Final:
    • Points will be awarded separately in each class according to the points scale above
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