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Infront Moto Racing strikes CBS motocross rights renewal

CBS Sports Network has extended its FIM Motocross World Championship rights agreement in the US with the recently-rebranded Infront Moto Racing.

The broadcaster’s new agreement runs from 2020 to 2022.

CBS Sports Network first began showing international motocross in 2012 when it aired the FIM Motocross of Nations. The network then went on to show the MXGP and MX2 classes of the Motocross World Championship.

CBS Sports Network said: “In 2020, CBS Sports will bring US MXGP fans as much coverage as possible, of every MXGP and MX2 race, including the 2020 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, taking place in Ernée, France.”

The coverage will begin with the opening round of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship in Matterley Basin, Hampshire, England.

At the start of the week, the Infront agency announced a renaming of Youthstream, the owner of exclusive worldwide television, marketing and global promotional rights to the FIM Motocross World Championship, to Infront Moto Racing. This comes a little over after a year after its acquisition by Infront.

Along with the FIM Motocross World Championship, Infront Moto Racing will also commercialise the rights to the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship, the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the Motocross European Championship and the Motocross of European Nations.

Infront said that, despite the name change, the company will “continue to operate as in the past with the management unchanged”.