The World Motocross Championship (MXGP) final will be held in the western Turkish city of Afyonkarahisar on Sept. 3-4 under the auspices of the Turkish Presidency, organizers announced.
According to a Turkish Motorcycle Federation statement, the final of the MXGP World Motocross Championship, World Women’s Motocross Championship, and European Motocross Championship will be held by the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) at the Afyonkarahisar Motor Sports Center.
The award ceremonies, where the best of the world riders will take the podium, will be held in Türkiye as well.
“It is a great honor for our city to host the final of the world championship,” said Kubra Guran Yigitbasi, Afyonkarahisar’s governor.
“This year, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Great Offensive, the eyes of the whole world will once again turn to both our country and our city,” she added, referring to the final push of the Turkish War of Independence, which led to the Republic of Türkiye being founded in 1923.
The MXGP of Türkiye, expected to be broadcast in 186 countries around the world, will cover 1,725 meters (5,659 feet) of racing on the hard pack soil track of the Afyonkarahisar Motor Sports Center.