Things are starting to become a little clearer in the world of motocross. Monster Energy Supercross will resume on May 31, and certain back-up plans for the FIM Motocross World Championship have been made public. MX Sports Pro Racing has now put out the latest news on the Lucas Oil Pro Racing as well. The statement below confirms that the goal’s to still kick off in July, but that RedBud will not run on July 04 as currently scheduled.
“The Pro Motocross schedule continues to be dynamic. It is the intent of organisers to conduct the events with fans, which requires elevated social distancing protocols. The phase-in plans for the resumption of large gatherings continues to evolve from state-to-state, with some states having clear guidelines and others not so much. Event organisers continue to work with their local and state officials to develop a suitable timetable for their national event, but the situation is changing rapidly. The current plan is to start the series in July, but to date no exact start date or location has been determined.
“What has been determined is that RedBud will not be held on July 04, nor will it be the opening round. The series will release a month-to-month schedule starting with July in the coming weeks. This roll-out schedule will allow events to be moved as organisers obtain approval from state to state. Although this approach may be unorthodox, it is necessary under the circumstances, and event organisers and series managers appreciate the patience of the riders, teams and fans as we manoeuvre through these challenging times.”
It was previously stated that the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross would conclude on October 04, so a month later than originally planned. It is already known that one of the events, Hangtown, won’t run, but there has been no word on further cancellations.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Red Bull/Garth Milan