One of Europe's top domestic series, the British Motocross Championship, will be a nine-round affair next season, and include trips to Northern Ireland and the Isle of Wight.

Both Stephen Sword (125cc) and Paul Cooper (Open) will be present to defend their 2002 titles.

2003 British Motocross Championship Calendar:

Round One:16 March - Canada Heights KentRound Two: 6 April - Wakes Colne EssexRound Three: 20 April - Lyng NorfolkRound Four: 11 May - Hawkstone Park ShropshireRound Five: 25 May - Culham OxfordshireRound Six: 29 June - Isle of WightRound Seven: 26 July - Desertmartin Northern IrelandRound Eight: 7 September - Pontrilas HerefordRound Nine: 28 September - Polesworth Staffordshire