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Motorcycle Olympics - Motocross of Nations This Weekend

  Posted at 09:05:10 AM
  File under  Racing France
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

Motocross des Nations 2005 Logo
Motocross des Nations 2005 Logo
The Olympic Games of the International Motorcycle Sports, the "Motocross des Nations" (motocross of nations), is to be held this weekend in Ernee, France. This once a year event see motocross teams entered from 36 countries. Each country enters one rider for each event; MX1, MX2 and Openclass. The final on Sunday will see the riders race two motorcycles against the other classes. The best five of each team will count for the final.

This event, started back in 1947, is one of the most prestigious events on the motocross schedule. Some 40,000 spectators are expected this weekend.

The schedule of all these events are (times are Central European Time):

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Free Practice MX1                    10:00 - 10:40
Free Practice MX2                    11:00 - 11:40
Free Practice Open                  12:00 - 12:40
Qualifying Race MX1                14:30
Qualifying Race MX2                15:30
Qualifying Race Open              16:30

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Warm up B-Final                     08:40 - 09:00
Warm up MXoN Group 1      09:10 - 09:30
Warm up MXoN Group 2      09:40 - 10:00
B-Final                                        11:00
Race 1 (MX1 + MX2)              13:10
Race 2 (MX2 + Open)            14:10
Race 3 (MX1 + Open)            16:10

For the really passionate amongst you, you can see the event live on your PC. offer this event broadcast in multicast directly to your PC (for a fee). Click here to access MediaZone. For the lucky ones in Europe, Eurosport will show many of the events live on TV. Check your local TV guides for the times.

Click here to access the Ernee Motorcycle Clubsite, hosting this event.

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