Motocross World Championship


The Motocross World Championship is a worldwide motocross series sanctioned by the F.I.M.. It was inaugurated in 1957 using a 500 cc engine displacement formula. In 1962 a 250cc class was added and in 1975, a 125cc class was introduced. Prior to 1957, the championship was known as the European Championship.

In 2002, the F.I.M. changed the displacement formulas to reflect the changes in engine technology and as a move towards environmentally friendlier four-stroke engines. The new MX1 class became the premier class, allowing two-stroke engines of up to 250cc and four-stroke engines of up to 450cc. The MX2 class allowed two-stroke engines of up to 125cc and four-stroke motors of up to 250cc. The MX3 class allowed two-stroke engines of up to 500cc and four stroke engines of up to 650cc.

Read more about Motocross World Championship:  World Champions By Year, World Championships By Nationality, World Championships By Rider

Other articles related to "motocross world championship, motocross world, championship, motocross, world, world championship":

Jim Pomeroy (motocross) - Career - Motocross Grand Prix Results
1973 250cc Motocross World Championship - 7th (Bultaco) 1974 250cc Motocross World Championship - 14th (Bultaco) 1975 250cc Motocross World Championship - 7th (Bultaco) 1976 250cc Motocross World ... Championship - 3rd (Honda) 1978 250cc Motocross U.S ... Championship - 5th (Honda) ...
Christophe Pourcel - Biography
... Pourcel started international motocross racing in 2004, and soon made a name for himself on the circuit ... In 2006 he won the FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship, becoming the eighth Frenchman to win a Motocross World Championship and the third youngest rider ever to ... He defeated Cairoli, the former FIM MX2 Motocross World Champion, who later became the 2nd all-time FIM Motocross World Champions, behind Everts, with 6 world titles so far ...
Brad Lackey
... Brad Lackey (born July 8, 1953 in Berkeley, California) is a former professional motocross racer and the first American to win the 500cc Grand Prix Motocross World Championship ... sponsorship from a local CZ dealer and by 1971, he finished second in the AMA 500cc motocross national championship ... He also got his first taste of the World Championship Motocross Grand Prix circuit when he raced in a few 250cc GP races while attending the training camp ...
Arthur Schopenhauer
... German philosopher best known for his book, The World as Will and Representation, in which he claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will ... aspects of experience in the phenomenal world consequently, he has been influential in the history of phenomenology ...
Economy (disambiguation)
... to The quality of being efficient or frugal in using resources see energy conservation World economy, the economy of the world Virtual economy, an economy simulated in a ...

Famous quotes containing the word world: