The following link got passed onto us earlier today and, following a quick switch to Google Translate, it became apparent that those behind the Grand Prix of Switzerland need our help. It seems as though some of the locals have made formal complaints about the disruption that the event causes in local areas and, in an attempt to prove that the event is needed, signatures are being collected to support the event.
"With this petition, we would like to show the government council that a large section of the population supports this eventful motorsport event," a translation of the text said. "The MXGP of Switzerland must not be prevented. A small number of local residents do everything legally to make it impossible for MXGP to continue. They put their own interests above the common good and want to prevent a continuation of this peaceful folk festival." It is also mentioned in the text that the promoters have plans to improve on troublesome areas when the next Grand Prix is held in August.
The FIM Motocross World Championship returned to Switzerland two years ago and the event was an immediate success. Fans flocked to the manmade circuit, which actually received positive reviews from riders, and then the second edition was even better. Jeremy Seewer and Arnaud Tonus each won a moto, which sent the area into frenzy. The third edition of the MXGP of Switzerland is scheduled to take place on the third weekend in August.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Suzuki Racing