1-2 MAY 2021


With a date in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the second edition of “Sand Rookies” couldn’t take place in 2020.  Since the Corona-measures for events in the month May haven’t been determined yet, it’s not yet clear under which circumstances this race could be held. As soon as this becomes more clear, you’ll find all the info here!  

For the second time, the European Championship 65/85 cc will find it’s way to Belgium, enabling the stars of tomorrow to experience the tough sand of Lommel.  This race is part of the North-West region, in which riders from the Benelux, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Scandinavian countries can take part. 

Also on the program is an international 125cc-race, part of the Belgian Championship 125xx. In this race the real “Sand Rookie” can create his road to stardome: the 3 riders that don’t hold a European licence and that end up on the podium, will receive a wildcard for the EMX125 race held at the Grand Prix of Belgium on August 1st and 2nd.

New for 2020 is an open class of 85cc – to enable the youngest of riders to measure their speed against the European contenders.  

Sand Rookies will be a fun family-event, with free entrance for the Cross-mad Lommel residents. 


For now registrations for this race aren’t opened yet, and we are still looking into which classes will be riding at the event.  Once they open, it’ll go according to the plan below. 

Participants for the European Championship need to fill in the UEM-Form, and present this to their national federations, which notify the Belgian Federation.  

Riders can register for the open 125cc and open 85cc class through the website   Riders with FIM/FIM Europe licences, licences of their national federation with start admission,  BMB, JMS/VLM and VJMO/MCLB year licences can take part in this race. Other riders van apply for a day licence. This can be done beforehand through the application of Belgium’s national federation “myfmb-bmb” (


Place to be is the communal motocross park of Lommel.  The track will be modified to the norms of the youthful riders – and after seeing the speed of the 65cc racers in 2019, they’ll also be able to ride the full track! 

Provisional timing will be pusblished asap. 

Welcome Center: 

Entrance of the Motocross track
Marie Curiestraat zn
3920 Lommel

Open on: 

  • Friday, May 1st, 2020:  7am to 10pm.
  • Saturday, May 2nd, 2020: 7am to 6pm.
  • Sunday, May 3rd: 2020: 7am to 2pm.