Originally Posted by meatsack
I had no idea they released the track maps ahead of time like this. I guess I always thought the riders/ teams just showed up and took a look at what they were dealing with each week then adapted from there.
...Learn sump'n new every day.
They always pre-release the track layouts, but if you look closely at the track map and then go to your local SX race, there are always subtle changes from the original track map. And then often there are track changes made during the day after timed practices as well.