The Grand Prix of Lommel secures a three year deal

MXPG Belgium 2023, Lommel Rider: Prado

During the press conference of the 76th edition of the Motocross of Nations there were several announcements. One of them has to do with the fact that the Belgian track of Lommel will remain on the Motocross World Championship calendar for the next three years.

The MXGP Flanders organization led by Johan Boonen has signed a contract with Infront Moto Racing for Lommel to also be part of the FIM MXGP/MX2 World Championship in 2024, 2025 and 2026.

In the absence of the full MXGP schedule confirmation, we are already assured of one of the most demanding and popular circuits in the world. Lommel has hosted races since its debut in 1990 with the victory of the Finnish Pekka Vehkonen (Yamaha) in 250cc. In 1993 it would return to the calendar with the victory of Belgian Marnicq Bervoets (Suzuki) 250cc. Since then Lommel has become a regular stop for the World Championship with a total of 12 consecutive rounds since 2014, including a triple-header in the 2020 season.

In 1981 Lommel also hosted an edition of the former Trophee Des Nations in which the United States obtained its first team victory, and in 2012 a Motocross of Nations with the victory of Germany.

Speaking of nations, during the press conference the new venue for the 2024 Motocross of Nations was also made official. The English circuit of Matterley Basin, which this year served as the last event on the calendar, will host the 77th edition of the Motocross of Nations. It will be the third occasion that Matterley Basin will host an MXoN after those held in 2006 and 2017, with victories by the United States and France, respectively.

Team USA at the top of the MXoN 2006 in Matterley Basin – Image: JP Acevedo

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