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