No FIM USGP Motocross in 2012

July 7, 2011
Roczen was fast through the sand section and was able to keep ahead of Max Nagl.
After two years of racing at Glen Helen, the USGP is not scheduled for 2012. Glen Helen and the FIM originally announced a five-year commitment.
Antonio Cairoli hounded Clement Desalle during the first moto  and even made a late race charge to go for a pass. One mistake on the last lap kept him from a getting close enough to make a move on Desalle.

The FIM provisional calendar does not include the USGP at Glen Helen in 2012. The closest the MX1, MX2 and MX3 World Motocross Championship will come is in Mexico on May 13. Below is the official press release from Youthstream.

Youthstream, FIM and the UEM have made official the provisional calendars for the 2012 season.

To continue with the evolution and growth of the FIM Motocross World Championship and the UEM European Motocross Championship, for 2012 Youthstream has made the following improvements:

The MX3 and Women will be inserted in the opening MX1 / MX2 Grand Prix event in the Netherlands and for the closing MX1 / MX2 Grand Prix event in Italy. This will make important opening and final events with all these Championships together, all live on MX-LIFE.TV and the other TV and web-site partners.

On the 19th August in Great Britain at Matterly Basin we have programmed an MX festival with racing the entire week. We will start on Tuesday with the UEM Amateur (a selection of all the best Amateur riders coming from all over Europe, and to invite some top Amateur riders from USA, Australia and other continents), and then go on with the UEM 65 / 85 Championship final (the 2012 European 65 / 85 Championships are run in 4 groups – North-East Europe, North-West Europe, South-East Europe and South-West Europe – the top ten from each group will ride in this final), the FIM World Cup Veteran (from 2012 this will be run with only 1 event with an open entry, riders from all over the world will be invited to attend), the UEM 125 and UEM EMX2, the FIM Women and MX3, and then we will finish with the FIM MX1 / MX2 during the weekend. Naturally during the night there will be big shows with Supercross, Freestyle, rock concerts, parties, etc. Every evening there will be 2 hours coverage on MX-LIFE.TV, covering all the various specialities and then for the weekend there will be the usual Saturday and Sunday live.

With 2012 Youthstream will have put another stone on the building of our sports, and in order to make the famous pyramid of success have a wider and stronger base Youthstream strongly supports the European and World Amateur activities and the various Continental Championships.

Find below the 2012 provisional calendars:

April 8 – Netherlands
Aprill 22 – Spain
April 29 – Portugal
May 13 – Mexico
May 20 – Brazil
June 3 – France
June 10 – Germany
June 24 – Latvia
July 1 – Sweden
July 29 – Belgium
August 5 – Czech Republic
August 19 – Great Britain
September 2 – Benelux, Netherlands
September 9 – Europe, France
October 7 – Bulgaria
October 14 – Italy

September 23 – Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations – Belgium – Lommel