2021 X-RACE CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to the increase in the number of positive Covid 19 cases in Africa and specifically Nambia, it is with regret that FIM AFRICA has to once again cancel the 2021 X-RACE. We take this opportunity to wish all our African FMN’s well during this very trying time.

Kind Regards

Tony Rowley,

FIM AFRICA Director Sporting.

COVID19 LOCKDOWN DEADLOCKS MXOAN ROUND

The 42 days country covid 19 lockdown has further affected sport, with Uganda set to host the continental motocross championship asking for a postponement.

The 2021 Motocross of African Nations (MXOAN) was set for August 6th-8th, 2021 at Victoria Raceway Park at Garuga.

With the 42 days lockdown, ending on 30th July, just a week before the event, organisers have already requested the continental governing body, FIM Africa to extend the event to a further date like three months later, as the covid wave settles down.

However, it is not clear whether the President will extend the lockdown at the end of 42 days.

“We are consulting with FIM Africa on a new date that will be pronounced,” said Kisitu Mayanja, FMU Vice President Motorcycling.

Mayanja who also doubles as the local jury member to the African commission explained that it is unfortunate that even sponsors are still on the fence, with none coming out openly as they target numbers at such big events.

“As a technical arm of the Federation, we have played our part, only waiting for FIM Africa to clear us,” further explained Mayanja.

Amongst other things awaiting clearance from FIM Africa, is the rule interpretation involved in the extension of the event. FIM Africa rule states, the continental event shall be held in the month of July or August every year.

Uganda was set to host the continental event in 2020 but it did not happen as covid broke out and led to the initial lockdown globally. The pandemic has continued to affect sport calendars all around the world.

Published by: FMU Media

INFORMATION – FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 2021 EWINNER TORUN FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX OF POLAND TO BE A DOUBLE-HEADER EVENT

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championship Calendar UPDATE, 09 July.

The FIM and BSI Speedway have announced that the season-ending 2021 eWinner Torun FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland will now be a double-header event, taking place Friday, 1 October and Saturday, 2 October at Marian Rose MotoArena.

Like previously announced double-headers, riders will compete each night for the maximum 20 points per SGP round. The last tour date on the 2021 calendar is sure to be an exciting weekend, culminating in a winner being crowned. Torun has hosted a FIM Speedway Grand Prix round every year since 2010, with the World Championship trophy being presented six times to the World Champion.

“We’re really pleased we get to end our season in Torun,” stated Paul Bellamy, SVP and Managing Director of Motorsports Events at IMG, which operates the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series. “The Polish fans are amazing and always create the most incredible atmosphere, so we’re thrilled to bring them a two-night finale of back-to-back action.”

Mayor of Torun, Michal Zaleski said, “Once again Torun will be the organiser of this great speedway show. The fact that we have been entrusted with the organisation of two tournaments in this year’s series means that our city is a proven and attractive place for speedway rivalry and performs well in its role as the organiser of this event. We will make every effort to ensure that the riders and fans feel safe and fully enjoy the joy of rivalry of speedway champions. I wish everyone a strong and unforgettable sporting experience.”

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