MXGP Academy


The MXGP Academy faces the following two challenges:

  • Attracting as much youngsters as possible and from all over the world to choose Motocross as their sport activity.
  • Assisting young talented and passionate Motocross riders from all over the world to chase their dream to become a World Star Motocross rider.

To meet these challenges the MXGP Academy is aware of the fact that assistance to riders only is not enough, there is also a need for effective support of the rider's entourage.

Therefore, in addition training and masterclass sessions for riders, the MXGP academy intends to organize also workshops, seminars and panel meetings for parents, trainers and Federation representatives involved in motocross. Besides these activities the MXGP Academy will publish on regularly basis and on all possible media news, reports and information on all issues related to its targets and initiatives.

2018 MXGP Academy Plans: 

- MXGP of Comunitat Valenciana, Red Sand

- MXGP of Portugal, Agueda

- MXGP of Russia, Orlyonok

- MXGP of Latvia, Kegums

- MXGP of Germany, Teutchenthal

- MXGP of Czech Republic, Loket

- MXGP of Switzerland, Frauenfel - Gahnang

Activities planning at the events:


- 12:00 Participants arrive onsite

- 14:00 Briefing with riders and parents. Meeting point: Media center

- 15:00 Start of the theorical lessons. Meeting point: Media center

- 17:00 Training session on the track

- 19:00 Parents education workshop. Meeting point: Media center


- around 11:30 visit to a Team in the Paddock


Read the latest PR on the 2017 MXGP Academy and Watch the Best of the season video!

The last MXGP Academy appointment of 2017 kicked off at the MXGP of the Netherlands, Assen. MXGP Academy is an on site MX school for local youth at various GPs in the calendar. The Academy is in partnership with Youthstream and FIM Europe. Headed up by FIM Europe deputy and project responsible Martin de Graaff the program’s goal is to create true motocross athletes not just motocross racers, filling the gap between a good rider and an educated one.

The final group of the total 125 riders this year were awarded their certification for completing the program. Teaching the program was Jan Postema and John van den Berk as trainers and Martin Van Genderen as project coordinator who together worked with teaching students and the parents everything from rider nutrition to attitude. The students at the Netherlands’ Academy were also treated to a special awarding of the certificates by Youthstream Vice President, Mr. David Luongo and FIM Europe President, Dr. Wolfgang Srb.