Motocross is a form of motorcycle sport or all-terrain vehicle racing held on enclosed off road circuits. Motocross is derived from the French, and traces its origins to British Scrambling competitions. The name "motocross" is a portmanteau derived from the words "motorcycle" and "Cross Country".
The typical format for motocross races is as follows: there are two races each a half an hour plus two laps. At the end of the two races, who ever did best overall wins. For instance, if one person wins the first race and comes in 5th in the second race, and another person comes in 3rd in the first race and 2nd in the second, the second person would win. If there is a tie, the tiebreaker is awarded to the person doing best in the final race.
Motocross was first known as a British off-road event called the Scrambles, which were themselves an evolution of Trials events popular in northern Britain.
In 1952 the FIM, motorcycling’s international governing body, created an individual European Championship using a 500 cc engine displacement formula. In 1957, it was upgraded it to World Championship status. In 1962, a 250 cc world championship was created. During the early 1980s, Japanese factories presided over a technology boom in motocross.
Freestyle Motocross (also known as FMX) is a variation on the sport of motocross and is a relatively new sport, which doesn't involve racing and instead concentrates on performing acrobatic stunts while jumping motocross bikes. The winner is chosen by a group of judges. The riders are scored on style, level of trick difficulty, best use of the course, and frequently crowd reaction as well.
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