The first round of the 2020 FIM MXGP

World Championship comes back to Europe

The first round always delivers a full line up and healthy roster of your favourite motocross heroes!

"It’s absolutely fantastic news that Matterley will the first MXGP of 2020, the last time the GP season started in Europe was 2012.

This now gives the fans a great chance to witness what must be the strongest line of MXGP riders ever on a track that is wide and encourages passing, we may see epic battles like that of Everts and Bubba Stewart or Herlings and Tommy Searle, or even a win from the likes of Winchester born Max Anstie as he did in the 2017 MXoN. The MX2 class as we know is wide open.

A surprising fact is that Matterley has held more Grands Prix than any British circuit in the last 30 years. 2020 will be the 10th Grand Prix not including the two Nations held there.

As I said last year generally the South has milder weather at that time of the year, so I’m positive for a great event and thanks Winchester City Council, the ACU, Youthstream and FIM for listening and understanding the need for a British GP."

- Steve Dixon, Event Promoter

CELEBRATING

10 GRANDS PRIX

Next year we will celebrate the 10th British Motocross Grand Prix at Matterley Basin (including two "Festival of Motocross events" plus 2 Motocross of Nations. Help us by making the 10th one the best yet!

VIDEO SELECTION

RE-LIVE THE MOMENT WITH A SELECTION OF VIDEOS FROM OVER THE YEARS

TICKETS

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NEW! Pay in instalments - reduce the upfront cost of your order with our payment plan. Spread the cost!

  • 2 payments - last payment 30 days before the event - 4% fee

  • 3 payments - last payment 30 days before the event - 5% fee

  • 4 payments - last payment 30 days before the event - 5,5% fee

  • 5 payments - last payment 30 days before the event - 6% fee

  • 6 payments - last payment 30 days before the event - 7% fee

WEEKEND

29FEB

01MARCH

Experience every second of the British Motocross Grand Prix with a weekend ticket. Giving you access right from the Friday before the main event, through to Monday morning.

 

Camping ticket also necessary and not included with a weekend ticket.

 

A weekend ticket will give you the best value for money as you'll get two whole days of nonstop action with qualifying racing on Saturday, and the main MX2 and MXGP classes fight for the podium on Sunday. Includes support races from EMX125 and Women.  (See schedule) 

 

Grab a bite to eat at one of our many food vendors, browse some of the biggest motocross shops retailing in our trade village, try your chances for a photo with some of the superstars of the Motocross world in the paddock (paddock ticket necessary).

 

 

SUNDAY

01MARCH

If you can only make one day, make sure that it's the Sunday. You won't want to miss the prestiguous MXGP and MX2 races.

 

The premiere day of the weekend event will provide an action packed day from start to finish. Grab a bite to eat at one of our many food vendors, browse some of the biggest motocross shops retailing in our trade village, try your chances for a photo with some of the superstars of the Motocross world in the paddock (paddock ticket necessary).

 

 

 

SATURDAY

01MARCH

We understand that sometimes you just can't make a certain day or you want to experience a taste of world-class motocross without the more expensive option of Sunday or Weekend ticket. For those situations, we recommend a Saturday ticket. While you won't get to experience the ultimate showdown, you'll still see the same riders prepare and fight it out to get the best position possible for the main race. 

Grab a bite to eat at one of our many food vendors, browse some of the biggest motocross shops retailing in our trade village, try your chances for a photo with some of the superstars of the Motocross world in the paddock (paddock ticket necessary).

 

CAMPING

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ADULT

WEEKEND

PADDOCK £15

(not available online)

CHILD

WEEKEND

PADDOCK £5

(not available online)

 

 

 

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MATTERLEY BASIN

WINCHESTER

The Matterley Basin circuit is well renowned for being a staple of the FIM World Motocross Championship calendar. After being originally designed in 2006 for the MXoN and British GP by one of the industries most respected track designers, Johnny Douglas-Hamilton (Created in just two weeks). "JDH" returned in 2017 to make changes to the circuit for the MXoN. These were loved by fans and riders alike!

 

One of the features of the Matterley Basin circuit that sets it apart from the other rounds in the calendar are it's unrivalled panoramic views. There aren't many circuits where you have 95% visibility of the whole race while still offering some of the most competitive racing in history.

 

The circuit is located in the heart of the beautiful South Downs National Park. Because of this, for 95% of the year the event site continues it's life as a working farm. It is only for a short period around the event weekend that a dedicated teamwork to transform a plain field into a venue suitable of hosting the biggest motocross event in the world with an incredible amount of hard work and temporary structures and facilities.

 

We also ask everyone who gets to experience the British Motocross Grand Prix in such an exceptional location to treat it with respect so that we can continue to return year after year.

 
 

TRAVEL

From Southampton Airport join the M27 towards Bournemouth, join the M3 immediately towards Winchester on the M3, exit at junction 9 and the head towards Alresford on the A31 where you will pick up Event signage for the British Motocross Grand Prix.

Journey time 20 minutes. 21km

 

From Bournemouth Airport head north on the A338, join the A31 and head towards Southampton where the A31 joins the M27, exit the M27 at junction 4 onto the M3 heading North toward Winchester and London, exit junction 10 and follow the A31 towards Alresford where you will pick up the Event signage for the British Motocross Grand Prix.

Journey time 50 minutes. 63km

 

From Heathrow Airport join the M25 south towards Gatwick on the M25, exit at junction 12 and head south on the M3, exit the M3 at junction 9 and follow the A31 towards Alresford where you will pick up the Event signage for the British Motocross Grand Prix.

Journey time 60 minutes. 89km

 

From Gatwick Airport head north on the M23 to join the M25 west towards Heathrow exit the M25 at junction 12 and head south towards Winchester on the M3, exit at junction 9 and the head towards Alresford on the A31 where you will pick up Event signage for the British Motocross Grand Prix.

Journey time 85 minutes. 121km

FLYING

 

From Dover ferry port take directions towards London, join the M25 west towards Gatwick, exit the M25 at junction 12 and head South towards Winchester on the M3, exit at junction 9 and the head towards Alresford on the A31 where you will pick up Event signage for the British Motocross Grand Prix.

Journey time 160 minutes. 225km

 

From the channel tunnel take directions towards London, join the M25 west towards Gatwick, exit the M25 at junction 12 and head South towards Winchester on the M3, exit at junction 9 and the head towards Alresford on the A31 where you will pick up Event signage for the British Motocross Grand Prix.

Journey time 110 minutes.  212km

 

From Portsmouth ferry port, join the M271 towards the M27, head west on the M27 towards Southampton and then join the M3 at junction 4 heading North toward Winchester and London, exit junction 10 and follow the A31 towards Alresford where you will pick up the Event signage for the British Motocross Grand Prix

Journey time 35 minutes. 51km

FERRY

 

Matterley Basin, Winchester, Hampshire, SO211HW

N 51º 2’ 38.436” W 1º 14' 6.6366”

DRIVING

Here you can find a selection of recomended hotels :

HOTELS

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO EVENT

 

Shuttle Bus Times

Here at the MXGP of Great Britain we offer a FREE shuttle bus from Winchester Train Station to the event. We will announce the detailed schedule closer to the event. If you have any questions please contact us below. Departure times are marked in bold

 

VOLUNTEER

The motocross community is built on working together, and we love it when you want to help. Whether it's Track Marshalling, helping with the build of the event, picking up litter or any way you think you might be helpful, we'd love to hear from you!

MARSHALLS:

GENERAL VOLUNTEERS:

 

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EVENT IN THE WORLD.

 

ONLINE

Our website is the hub for online purchases, news and image galleries for the MXGP of Great Britain. Tap into that market by having your company on our website. Either run your advert for your company or work out a deal with us where you can offer deals to customers who purchase tickets! This is a great affordable way to showcase your marketing and beginning your involvement with the MXGP of Great Britain.

 

EVENT SPONSORSHIP

If you want to truly become a part of one of the best platforms for the MXGP of Great Britain Industry, look no further. Nothing shows that you have a passion for motocross and a desire to capture that market more than some high-level involvement with the highest events the sport has to offer. 

 

Right the way through to having your company everywhere you see the MXGP of GB logo, such as all promotional material, every page of the website, front page of the programme, substantial advertising around the track and the event itself, VIP packages and much more.

 

PROGRAMME ADVERT

Want to put your company straight into the hands of your audience? Become part of the high-quality MXGP of Great Britain Programme. Boasting around 80 pages of relevant motocross content, advertising and event information, the programme is a key platform available for you to utilise to reach your potential fans. We offer a variety of sizes to accompany your needs. The programme is available to all entrants of the event.

 

TRACKSIDE BANNERING

Want to see your companies logo seen by motocross fans all over the globe? We can help. The MXGP of Great Britain is one of the most prestigious motocross events in the world. Become part of the event by having your company advertise around the edge of the track. The racing is broadcasted live across countries worldwide, available online during and post event, and covered by a large amount of national and international media. Reach out to your audience with strong and simple banners that will stand out among the rest at the MXGP of Great Britain.

 

 

 
 

STEVE DIXON

EVENT PROMOTER

About Steve Dixon - 

There are few who have solidified their place in the Motocross industry in as many ways as Steve Dixon without actually riding professionally. GP Mechanic, Winning MXoN Mechanic (Team Great Britain, Paul Malin 1994), GP Team Owner (Dixon Racing Team, GP Winners, British Champion Titles & 3rd in MX2 World Championship, 2nd in 125cc World Championship), MXoN Team Manager (Team Great Britain 2009-2011), British Championship Round Promoter(2015), British GP Promoter (2005,6,11,12,13,14,15,16,18,19) MXGP Festival Promoter (2012,2013) and MXoN Promoter (2006, 2017).

 

From Steve Dixon - 

 

"Myself and Matterley have now hosted 2 MXoN's, 2 Festivals, and we're now moving into our 10th British Motocoss Grand Prix here. It's quite an achievement, considering the state that the British GP was in at one point. As with any event there's up-sides and down-sides, especially when the weather is involved, but the level of stability we have brought to this new "Home of British Motocoss" would be hard to argue with. We had some amazing racing last time and we were even treated to some amazing weather. It will be so exciting to be one of the early rounds this time, and see a full roster of the highest level of motocross athletes.

 

All this has been made possible thanks to the landowner Peveril Bruce, my team, Youthstream, ACU, Winchester City Council and the continued support of the fans who have made Matterley Basin one of the most stable GP venues on the calendar, whilst maintaining it's origin as a working farm for 50 weeks of the year.

 

Now, my son Bradley works alongside me to bring together every aspect of organising an event from websites and traffic management plans to event programmes and council meetings. Together with a core Events Team that have been involved year-on-year, and a group of dedicated Event Sponsors such as Preston Docks MX, Brenmar, SWP, Austen Trading Ltd, Paines Construction, PG Carmichael Fabrication, Mick Kennard and Justin Barclay the British GP is made possible

 

My aim for 2020 is for the rider to enjoy the track, and for the fans, traders, staff, sponsors, guests and volunteers to experience a phenomenal weekend of racing and atmosphere come rain or shine."

 

Steve Dixon