The European embrace of lightweight, lower-cost two-strokes for motocross continues with this formal announcement of a 125cc European Championship that will run in concert with the FIM MX1/MX2 Championships in 2010.

According to the release, Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo says the new series is designed to help young riders and their families reduce costs. It can’t be long until the US follows suit.

It makes a lot of sense to have a 125cc class as the entry level for the pro ranks. The 125cc Championships served a good purpose for many years. It’s time they came back.