Surprisingly, the promoters of the Grand Prix of The Netherlands have announced that their event has been postponed. Communication from Infront Moto Racing has not filtered through at the time of writing, but another schedule is expected fairly soon. News from the Dutch promoter can be found below.
Organiser of the MXGP round at Oss, Elbert Dollevoet, has, in consultation with Infront Motorsport, decided to postpone the event and they will jointly seek an alternative date. Multiple parties, including local authorities, had diligently been working on a comprehensive safety plan for the event, but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic made holding the event on the original date infeasible.
“It is regrettable that we have had to cancel our plans for 23 May,” Ebert Dollevoet said. “It was scheduled to have been the opening GP of the season. All our work is not in vain, though, and everything just gets transferred to the new date. We have to remain realistic and contribute all we can toward bringing the virus under control. We are not sure of the alternative date yet, but will announce it as soon as it’s been fixed. We would like to thank the municipality of Oss and all our partners and colleagues for all the support and tremendous hard work. We are doing all that we can to ensure a spectacular event.”
Words: Press Release | Lead Image: Bavo Swijgers