News 27 May 2020

Motorcycling Australia events able to resume from July

Three-month extension granted to current licence holders due to pandemic.

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Motorcycling Australia (MA) is planning a return to competition from 1 July, the sport’s governing body has confirmed as it works to navigate out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Licence sales will be reactivated from 15 June following a suspension of more than two months, before racing will be able to resume on a state-by-state basis in compliance with state and national guidelines.

MA in consultation with the state controlling bodies has also confirmed an extension of active annual licences for members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, all annual licences purchased in the period between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 will automatically receive a three-month extension.

“Like all members, MA and the SCBs are keen for motorcycle riding to resume,” a statement read. “As a community there will need to be an understanding that it will not be a return to sport as usual, prior to the pandemic.

“Certain state and federal government restrictions and measures will likely remain for some time. To ensure no further restrictions are imposed on our sport, all members are encouraged to follow government guidelines and practice good personal hygiene.”

To support our clubs, promoters officials and members return to the sport, MA have recently created a tab on the MA website for easily accessible information on COVID-19 at www.ma.org.au/covid-19-toolkit.

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