Motocross probably derives from English scrambling races. In Italy the broadcasters of the Motocross World Championship are Eurosport and Sportitalia. A motocross competition is generally called a race. A race generally consists of 2 heats preceded by qualifying. Motocross has a “mass” start, meaning that all the riders are lined up behind the starting gates on the same line. Heats generally have a number of laps to complete before the checkered flag or laps to be completed are determined based on time (e.g. 30 minutes + one or two laps). The cross fields are generally quite long (between 2 and 3 km) and include some natural areas and other parts such as man-made whoops (low and short artificial bumps in quick succession) or more frequently jumps. It is also possible that a cross track is made up only of hills and curves, without jumps.
Unlike motocross, supercross is practiced on entirely artificial tracks, with the presence of numerous jumps and whoops and is usually held in sports halls or stadiums and is a typical specialty of the United States of America. In addition to the fact that motocross is run outdoors, the start of cross races usually has around 40 participants, while supercross around 25. Grand prizes or Pro AMA races tend to be long, usually 30 minutes plus 2 laps, while amateur races can last as little as 10 minutes (or less), when race time runs out a race director signals with a table or with a flag missing only 2 (or 1) laps to the end; while at the end of the race the race director waves the checkered flag.
Motocross is one of the most spectacular motor sports, especially when the riders perform jumps with the bike in the air practically horizontal or with the rear “sideways” in the air (commonly called whip), only to land as if nothing had happened, very the starting phase and the first corner are also spectacular.