Darwin secures FIM Motocross World Championship in Australian exclusive

After a 24-year absence, the FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP) returns to Australia in 2025 with Darwin securing the event with a landmark agreement between the Northern Territory Government and MXGP rights-holder Infront Moto Racing.

The Australian-exclusive deal will see the spectacular event delivered by Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC), with Motorcycling Australia as a key partner, in September 2025 until 2029 with an option to extend the collaboration beyond the initial five-year term.

This new chapter of the iconic championship will be held on a purpose-built track at the Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex in Darwin and broadcast to more than 100 countries and potentially reaching more than 700 million people globally. 

Construction will begin soon at the multi-purpose Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex. An exciting MXGP track will be located to ensure amazing spectator areas to see the titans of world motocross work their magic.

The MXGP of Australia will feature the established MXGP and MX2 classes as well as the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship and a national support class.

Global Rights Holder FIM World Motocross Championship Infront Moto Racing  Chief Executive Officer David Luongo said We are really excited to bring the MXGP to Australia and to Darwin, which marks a triumphant return to this vibrant country.

“The anticipation among Australian fans to get their Grand Prix is unparalleled, as they have been waiting and vocals about a round in their homeland for many years now. Additionally, hosting the event in Australia not only solidifies its status as a major player in the global motocross scene but also highlights our commitment to showcasing this thrilling sport to fans worldwide and extending the overseas rounds. We look forward to witnessing the immense enthusiasm and support from both local and international fans as Australia will becomes part of the MXGP Calendar from 2025 onwards.”

The high-profile international event is set to highlight the Northern Territory’s extraordinary natural beauty globally and build on the ‘Top End’s’ already enviable reputation as an international tourist mecca and a great place to call home.

The Australian round of the FIM Motocross World Championship was previously held at Broadford in Victoria in 2000 and 2001.

With a rich vein of talent coming through the ProMX national ranks in Australia, the MXGP round in Darwin will provide an opportunity for local stars to make a massive impact in the world’s premier motocross championship – just like their predecessors did in 2000 and 2001.

The full 2025 MXGP world championship calendar will be announced later this year, including when the world’s best motocross riders will be ripping it up in Darwin.

For all the latest on the FIM Motocross World Championship and the upcoming Australian round, visit www.mxgp.com.