2020 Calendar update 11 March – FIM X-Trial Wiener Neustadt cancelled
As the global outbreak of coronavirus continues to develop, the Austrian Authorities have communicated that it is now forbidden to hold indoor events with more than one hundred people and outdoor events with more than five hundred people in attendance until further notice.
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the promoter 2Play, the Austrian Federation (AMF) and the local organiser therefore regret to announce the cancellation of the event that was scheduled to take place on 21 March, in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
The final of the 2020 FIM X-Trial World Championship will take place in Andorra la Vella (AND), on April 25, 2020.
AUST DRAFTED INTO PEPSON PLASTICS HUSQVARNA RACING TO REPLACE INJURED GREEN
The wait is over and South Africa’s top enduro talent are making their way to the Windy City. The second round of the National Enduro Championship takes place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 14 March, with one of the most competitive line-ups the series has seen in years.
Leading the charge for PEPSON PLASTICS HUSQVARNA RACING is Brett Swanepoel. Having made a return of epic proportions to racing in 2019 after an injury, Swanepoel is clearly back to his competitive racing form and has been deemed a favourite for the E2 Championship title. After a solid third place in his class overall in the first race of the season, Swanepoel now has a taste for the podium and will be hungry to chase down his competitors.
With only two weeks to the start of the highly anticipated Port Elizabeth event, the Husqvarna team received the disappointing news that star rider Matt Green had been injured. The E1 rider broke his foot in a crash at a regional race recently and will be sidelined for the second round of the series.
The young and upcoming Heinrich Aust has been drafted into the team as a replacement for Green this weekend – a rider from support team Holeshot Husqvarna.
At just 16-years old, Aust steps into the E1 Class with more than enough pace after an impressive 2019 season. Not only was he crowned the 2019 High School Class Champion, but was the 14th rider to finish the iconic Gold route at the 2019 Motul Roof of Africa.
“Based on his previous performances, Heinrich has a bright future ahead of him and is clearly being monitored. While it’s never easy to deal with the disappointment of an injured rider, this weekend presents a good opportunity for Heinrich to experience what’s it’s like to race for a factory team,” said Husqvarna South Africa’s Brand Manager Fred Fensham.
Brother Leader Tread KTM prepare for second round of National Enduro Riders are rallying up for the second round of the National Enduro Championship, which takes place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 14 March.
The hunt for the prestigious E2 title will be spearheaded by KwaZulu-Natal’s Scott Bouverie. It will be a race of redemption for the Brother Leader Tread KTM star who by his own high standard, was off to a slow start to the 2020 season.
In one of the most competitive fields the E2 class has seen in years, Bouverie will look to claw his way back up the ranks from his current fifth place overall.
His E2 and Brother Leader Tread KTM teammate Jarryd Coetzee will look to keep the momentum going after his impressive start to the season. As the reigning National OR2 Cross Country champion, Coetzee left fans in awe when he placed fourth in his debut race in not only the E2 Class, but the sport of enduro as a whole.
Also adding a particular sense of excitement to the second round of the series is Bradley Cox – another rider who until now, has been more widely known for his Cross Country skills. Cox made it clear at the start of the 2020 season that he’s shaken off his rookie status as an enduro rider when he stormed to his maiden victory in the E1 Class.
He will certainly line up in Port Elizabeth with a target on his back as he continues his pursuit of his first National Enduro Championship title. Rounding out the team is the queen of hard enduro, Kirsten Landman. Having ticked off her goal of finishing the Dakar Rally, it’s full speed ahead for Landman as she attempts to take her technical talent to new heights.
Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s Motocross World Championships 2020 MXGP Calendar Update – MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina new date!
The FIM and Infront Moto Racing are glad to inform that a new date for the MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina, which was recently postponed, can now be revealed as it’s bound to be held in Neuquen on November 21st and 22nd 2020.
Infront Moto Racing along with the FIM, the local organiser +Eventos SA, as well as the Argentinian authorities have worked close to find an alternative date for this event.
This new date will now see the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar extend, but this change was necessary in order to preserve the championship programme as much as possible.
Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s Motocross World Championships 2020 MXGP Calendar Update – MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina Postponed.
The FIM and Infront Moto Racing regret to inform that due to the coronavirus outbreak, the MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina, scheduled on March the 21st and 22nd has also been postponed. The new date for the Argentinian round will be announced shortly.
Owing to a decision of the Argentinian Minister of Health to postpone any international events during this particular moment, Infront Moto Racing, in agreement with the FIM and the local organiser +Eventos SA, as well as the Argentinian authorities, is enforced to postpone the MXGP of Patagonia in Argentina to a later date in the year.
The FIM and Infront Moto Racing, along with the national organizers are working very close to preserve the health of all those involved in the FIM Motocross World Championship as well as the Championship programme as much as they can; the aim is to find a feasible date that will see the MXGP calendar extend in 2020. More information on an exact date will be announced very soon.
The International situation has been monitored on a daily basis by the Promoter of the FIM Motocross World Championship and the FIM. More details on the new date will be released shortly, but in the meantime, once again, we ask everybody for a great sense of responsibility.