2024 FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship Provisional Calendar
A high level of cooperation between organisers in nine countries, the FIM, and WSC, has resulted in a strong provisional eleven-round 2024 schedule for the FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship.
Words by Barry Nutley and Feature Image by WSC- Stijn Vanoverbeke
Included in these agreements are four confirmed rounds for the EMX Quad Championship, with one further round still in negotiation.
The season breaks cover in Portugal late April at the spectacularly fast Alquiedao track, before returning to the sandy Heerde complex in The Netherlands three weeks later, where the Quads will have their first outing.
Then it’s off to Plomion after a two-week gap, mid-way between Paris and Brussels, close to the Belgian border for round three. The first of two visits to France will be a welcome opportunity for the hordes of French fans to support their local heroes.
The popular and well-established Kramolin track in the Pilsen region of the Czech Republic is next up one week later, with Quads also confirmed on their programme. Then after a further two-week breather, Gdansk in northern Poland beckons and a return to the track which saw such great action last year.
The deep sand and superb infrastructure of Lommel comes next at the end of June, marking a complete change in track conditions, before a return to hard-pack and the famous Iffendic circuit in Brittany, with Rennes the capital city. The middle weekend of July is a perfect time for Motocross in France and once again, we look forward to big crowds.
Then it’s a trek across to Germany one week later to Strassbessenbach near Frankfurt. 2023 saw a terrific showing here on this blindingly fast hillside track with once again a very vocal and supportive bunch of spectators. It is anticipated the Quads will also be on that agenda.
Then there is a full five-week gap for the holiday season, before the only trip to Switzerland, provided those final arrangements can be thrashed out. This event is still to be confirmed. Roggenburg is a traditional and popular venue, so no stone will be left unturned to secure the date.
Finally, two weekends back-to-back in September will see a return to the festival atmosphere in Rudersberg where the organisation and track are almost as legendary as the “Mega Party Tent”, before the finale of the season in a new location in La Colla, Italy near San Remo. Quads are also on the menu here at the final event, as Italy boasts the reigning FIM European Champion in the shape of Patrick Turrini.
Finally, the traditional “Sidecarcross and Quadcross of Nations will take place back in the Czech Republic at Loket, scene of many world-class motocross events, over the last weekend of September.
This is a calendar where every effort has been made to provide reasonable space between a meaningful number of rounds offering a variety of track conditions. Whilst it is still designated “provisional”, we do not anticipate any changes in the dates confirmed.