After the successful 2009 season and to increase the quality of events and services, these are the improvements for 2010:
MX1 – A maximum of 26 riders will be entered for the entire FIM MX1 World Championship, and in addition 2 FMNR wild card riders and another 2 wild card riders (which Youthstream will use in order to support teams’ and local organisers’ requests for extra riders) will be entered per event.
The Regulations allow up to 40 riders, but to increase the quality we want to try and keep MX1 with a maximum of 30 riders.
MX2 From 2010 the class will be for riders less than 23 years old.
As we have many requests from riders wanting to participate in this class and as this is a promotional class, we will enter 40 riders per event. There will be 32 riders entered for the entire FIM MX2 World Championship, and 2 FMNR wild card riders and another 6 wild card riders (which Youthstream will use in order to support teams’ – who want to test new riders – and local organiser’s, and some riders from Continental Championships).
Our goal is to reduce the number of teams present, to increase the quality, the stability and the finance. We are not planning on entering new teams but to confirm the large majority of the 2009 teams who have shown us their professionalism and that they respect their engagements with their riders, staff, partners, Youthstream and FIM. We prefer to concentrate on the majority of the existing teams than to enter new teams, because this automatically excludes some more of the actual teams. When new sponsors, partners or teams are interested in entering the FIM World Championship, they can do it via one of the existing teams. This naturally is not valid for the manufacturers, because if we have other manufacturers who wish to enter they are very welcome.
To be entered, teams must prove to have the budget and to be financially able to participate to the entire FIM World Championship (excluding the overseas events if they are not in the top 20). Teams must be in condition to respect their engagements with their riders, staff, partners, Youthstream and fully respect the FIM Regulations, and promote the FIM Motocross World Championship in a good and positive way.