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Youthstream, the promoters of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross World Championship/MXGP series, has announced the full calendar for the 2018 race season. The series grows to twenty events that will take place at venues around the world, which will include classic spots throughout Europe and the addition new circuits in southeast Asia and Italy. Compared to the 2017 schedule, the dates of certain races have been moved throughout the year to combat extreme weather conditions (rain in Indonesia, heat in Portugal). You’ll notice the absence of the series in the United States, which Youthstream has said is a decision to save costs of flyaway races for European teams and to further entice racers in the United States to line up for the 2018 Motocross of Nations that will take place at RedBud in October.

The full press release and calendar is posted below…

Youthstream is very pleased to announce the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar; the series will travel to 20 different locations in 16 different countries around the world plus the most awaited event of the year, the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations set to be held in the USA.

With the full cooperation of the FIM and FIM Europe, Youthstream is proud to release the new calendar of the premier MXGP and MX2 World Championship.

2018 will start with a bang at the beloved Neuquen circuit, Patagonia – Argentina, then head to the MXGP of La Comunitat Valenciana at Redsand in Spain, later include a return to Turkey, for the MXGP of Turkey in Afyon, after last visiting the country in 2009, host a new Indonesian round in Semarang in addition to the round of Pangkal Pinang, and the season will conclude with the brand new MXGP of Imola in Italy at the world famous Autodromo.

The series will also return to various tracks such as the 2017 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations Presented by Fiat Professional host Matterly Basin for the MXGP of Great Britain, and Orlyonok, Russia after a successful first MXGP of Russia among others.

2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross World Championship Schedule

2018 MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina | March 4th, 2018 | Neuquen | Argentina 2018 MXGP of La Comunitat Valenciana | March 18th, 2018 | Redsand | Spain 2018 MXGP of Europe | March 25th, 2018 | Valkenswaard | The Netherlands 2018 MXGP of Trentino | April 8th, 2018 | Pietramurata | Italy 2018 MXGP of Portugal | April 15th, 2018 | Agueda | Portugal 2018 MXGP of Russia | May 1st, 2018 | Orlyonok | Russia 2018 MXGP of Latvia | May 13th, 2018 | Kegums | Latvia 2018 MXGP of Germany | May 20th, 2018 | Teutschenthal | Germany 2018 MXGP of Great Britain | June 3rd, 2018 | Matterley Basin | England 2018 MXGP of France | June 10th, 2018 | St. Jean d’Angely | France 2018 MXGP of Italy | June 17th, 2018 | To Be Determined | Italy 2018 MXGP of Indonesia | July 1st, 2018 | Pangkal Pinang | Indonesia 2018 MXGP of Asia | July 8th, 2018 | Semarang | Indonesia 2018 MXGP of Czech Republic | July 22nd, 2018 | Loket | Czech Republic 2018 MXGP of Belgium | August 5th, 2018 | Lommel | Belgium 2018 MXGP of Sweden | August 12th, 2018 | Uddevalla | Sweden 2018 MXGP of Switzerland | August 19th, 2018 | Frauenfeld | Switzerland 2018 MXGP of Turkey | September 2nd, 2018 | Afyon | Turkey 2018 MXGP of The Netherlands | September 16th, 2018 | Assen | The Netherlands

2018 MXGP of Imola | September 30th, 2018 | Imola | Italy