For the first time ever, the European Championship 65/85 cc will find it’s way to Belgium, enabling the stars of tomorrow to experience the tough sand of Lommel. This race is part of the North-West region, in which riders from the Benelux, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Scandinavian countries can take part.
Also on the program is an international 125cc-race, part of the Belgian Championship 125xx. In this race the real “Sand Rookie” can create his road to stardome: the 3 riders that don’t hold a European licence and that end up on the podium, will receive a wildcard for the EMX125 race held at the Grand Prix of Belgium on August 3rd and 4th.
Sand Rookies will be a fun family-event, with free entrance for the Cross-mad Lommel residents.
In principle, the registrations for the European Championship are closed, but late entries will still be accepted, depending on the number of entries. Riders needs to fill in the UEM-Form, and present this to their national federations, which notify the Belgium Federation.
Riders can register for the 125cc class through the website fmb-bmb.be. Riders with FIM/FIM Europe licences, licences of their national federation with start admission, BMB, JMS/VLM and VJMO/MCLB year licences can take part in this race. Other riders van apply for a day licence. This can be done beforehand through the application of Belgium’s national federation “myfmb-bmb” (www.fmb-bmb.be)
Place to be is the communal motocross park of Lommel. The track will be modified to the norms of the youthful riders – 65cc riders will ride a shorter version of the track.
The timing will be announced shortly before the event, since this depends a lot from the number of entries we will receive.