Motocross History

Motocross is an important race that is followed all around the world. At first glance, it may look like a newly formed organization, however it is a very long established sport.

The begining of motocross dates back to 1957. In the first year it was established, only 500 cc engine type was available. Racers were competing in one category only. Later on, gradually new race classifications were added to the motocross races.

During 1962, 250 cc type was added. After this year two more categories were added. In 1975 125 cc type was introduced to the world. This type has been the one that attracted the most attention.

In 2002, changes in the motorbike technology has reflected in Motocross races. The terminology that we hear today such as MX1, MX2 and MX3 were established during that time.

The MX1 was accepted as a category for the two-stroke engines with a limit of 250 cc and four-stroke engines with a limit of 450 cc. MX2 was created as a category for the two-stroke engines  with a limit of 125 cc and four-stroke engines with a limit of 250 cc.  MX3 is the category permitted for the two-stroke engines with a limit of 500 cc and  four-stroke engines with a limit of 650 cc.