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FIM AFRICA is very saddened to hear of the slanderous rumours that are being spread in the motocross community on the continent, regarding the venue for the 2021 MXOAN. It is important to note that due process will be followed, as has been done over the past 22 years, for any African Continental Championship.
The FIM AFRICA council recently held a meeting with the FMU Organising committee and the dates for the track inspections have been confirmed. We are also pleased to advise that the track inspections will be conducted by the Sporting Director as well as Jack Cheney from South Africa, both of whom are very experienced officials. Once the track inspections have been conducted a final decision will be confirmed.
We request that the parties spreading these rumours, please refrain immediately!! This type of rumour-mongering only causes unhappiness and uncertainty for the FIM AFRICA members. Until further notice, the 2021 MXOAN will be held in Uganda and organised by the recognized Motorcycle Federation (FMU).
For any further queries, please contact the FIM AFRICA Secretariat – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Vintage and Veteran Club in Johannesburg has decided to make some major organisational changes for the DJ Run commemorative regularity rally scheduled to take place next year. The club says the aim of the revamp is to increase the number of competitors while decreasing the entry fee where possible.
Hylton Allison, a seasoned DJ Run competitor and rally organiser, will now head up the organising committee as Clerk of the Course, replacing Larina MacGregor, who held this position in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Hylton will have his brother, Gavin, and Cobus Grobbelaar as his assistants.
Other committee members for the 2022 DJ Run are: Gavin Allison (treasurer), Peter Aneck-Hahn (SAVVA steward), Eric McQuillan (club steward), Gwyneth Cronje and Elaine Cusdin (secretaries), Pierre Cronje (fund raising), Paul Koski and Bert Lopes (VVC representatives).
A recent article on the iconic DJ Run, which began as a road race for motorcycles between Johannesburg and Durban in 1913, stated that the 2022 event would celebrate 50 years of the commemorative regularity rally while this milestone was, in fact, reached in 2021 as the first of these regularity rallies took pace in 1970, with 1974 being cancelled due to fuel restrictions and 2021 not taking place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 DJ Run commemorative regularity rally for motorcycles made before 1937 has been cancelled. The event was to have started in Hillcrest, outside Durban, on March 12 and finished in Johannesburg the following day after an overnight stop in Newcastle.
Clerk of the Course Larina MacGregor says the intention is to stage the event again in March 2022 when it will mark the 50th staging of a commemorative rally between the two cities. The famous event was originally a race on public roads staged between 2013 and 1936 after which it was banned on the grounds of safety as traffic on these roads increased.
This is one of several major motoring events that have already been cancelled this year. These include the George and Knysna motor shows and the 1000 Bike Show in Gauteng.
However, the organisers of the Simola Hillclimb in Knysna are hoping to stage their event between 2-5 September, while the Pretoria Old Motor Club says it is still on track to stage its Cars in the Park motoring expo at the Zwartkops Raceway, near Pretoria, on August 1.
The 20th international Passion for Speed race meeting, which was originally scheduled to be held at the Zwartkops Raceway on 29-31 January, is now to be staged from 18-20 June.