The official 2009 MX1 and MX2 Motocross World Championship calendar has been announced.

The series will grow by a further two rounds in 2009, for a total of 17 events, with four new grands prix present compared with the 2008 schedule.

Joining the line-up will be a Turkish GP at Istanbul, a Latvian GP at Kegums, a Brazilian GP at Canelinha and a US GP at a 'to be announced' venue.

As a consequence, Ireland has lost its place on the calendar, whilst Italy will host one round instead of two.

The full 2009 line-up is as follows...

2009 FIM MX1/MX2 Motocross World Championship calendar:

29 March Italy Faenza (V)
05 April Bulgaria Sevlievo (W)
12 April Turkey Istanbul
26 April Benelux Valkenswaard (V)
10 May Portugal Agueda (W)
17 May Catalunya Bellpuig (W)
31 May Great Britain Mallory Park (V)
07 June France Ern?e (W)
21 June Germany Teutschenthal (W)
28 June Latvia Kegums (V)
05 July Sweden Uddevalla
19 July South Africa Nelspruit
02 August Belgium Lommel
09 August Czech Republic Loket
30 August The Netherlands Lierop (W)
13 September Brazil Canelinha
20 September USA TBA (V) (W)

04 October Red Bull Motocross Of Nations Franciacorta (Italy)

V = Veterans' World Cup
W = Women's World Championship


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