Aussie Riders Confirmed for Epic 2017 MXGP
January 10, 2017

Pictured: Caleb Ward, 2016 at Connondale

The FIM 2017 MXGP World Championship kicks off on 25th February in Qatar for round one of the epic twenty round / twenty country battle, across Asia, South America, Central America, North America and Europe, that will see competitors bashing bars until October.

FIM have announced that the rider entry list provisionally consists of 73 riders from every corner of the globe, competing in two classes consisting of the MXGP (175cc to 250cc 2-stroke / 290cc to 450cc 4-stroke) and the MX2 class (100cc to 125cc 2-stroke / 175cc to 250cc 4-stroke)

Australia will be represented in the MX2 class by Team Suzuki rider, Hunter Lawrence who will be wearing the 96 race number on the RM-Z250. Lawrence is touted to have a very successful year ahead, as his 2016 race results show.
 
Caleb Ward, 20 year-old from Ravenshoe, Queensland, will be riding a 2017 Husqvarna FC250 for the Italian based, 8Biano Racing Team. The young gun will don race number 170 in this year’s MX World Championship and is also set to impress on the back of his 2016 campaign.

At the completion of round one at the Losail track in Qatar, the MXGP moves on to Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia, on 5th March 2017. The lengthy series will finally wind up in the United Kingdom on October 01 2017. The busy race schedule as below;

2017 MXGP World Championship Calendar:

25 Feb  MXGP of Qatar Losail
05 Mar MXGP of Indonesia Pangkal Pinang
19 Mar MXGP of Patagonia Argentina Neuquen
02 Apr  MXGP of Leon Leon, MEX
16 Apr MXGP of Trentino Pietramurata
23 Apr MXGP of Europe Valkenswaard
07 May MXGP of Latvia Kegums
21 May MXGP of Germany Teutschenthal
28 May MXGP of France Ernee
11 Jun MXGP of Russia Orlyonok
25 Jun MXGP of Italy Maggiora
02 Jul MXGP of Portugal Agueda
23 Jul MXGP of Czech Republic Loket
06 Aug MXGP of Belgium Lommel
13 Aug MXGP of Switzerland Frauenfeld - Gachnang
20 Aug MXGP of Sweden Uddevalla
03 Sep Monster Energy MXGP of USA Charlotte Motor Speedway
10 Sep MXGP of The Netherlands Assen
17 Sep MXGP of Pays de MontbéliardVillars sous Ecot
01 Oct Monster Energy FIM MXoN Matterley Basin UK

Be sure to keep an eye on our Australian riders in the MXGP as it unfolds by heading to the Motorcycling Australia Facebook and Instagram pages.

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