Motorcycle Olympics - Motocross of Nations This Weekend
File under Racing France
Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
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
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. MediaZone.com 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.