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Palembang to host Motocross World Championship in July

  • Yulia Savitri

    The Jakarta Post

Palembang   /   Fri, May 31 2019   /  01:32 am
Daredevil: A motocross athlete does a routine during the 2018 MXGP motocross world championship in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Islands, on July 1, 2018. This year, Indonesia will hold two MXGP series — one in Palembang, South Sumatra, and another in Semarang, Central Java — in July.(Courtesy of mxgp.com)

Daredevil: A motocross athlete does a routine during the 2018 MXGP motocross world championship in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Islands, on July 1, 2018. This year, Indonesia will hold two MXGP series — one in Palembang, South Sumatra, and another in Semarang, Central Java — in July.(Courtesy of mxgp.com)Palembang of South Sumatra is to host a series of Motocross Grand Prix (MXGP) races, in Jakabaring Sport City on July 7, the organizers have announced.

“As many as 28 motocrossers will take part in the MXGP Palembang,” Indonesian Motorcycle Association (IMI) chief Sadikin Aksa said on Monday after signing a memorandum of understanding on the Palembang series with the South Sumatra administration in Palembang.

In the 2019 calendar, the motocross racing world championship, sanctioned by the International Federation of Motorcycling (FIM), is to roll out 20 series –...