Up to six rounds for series to be managed in-house by Motorcycling Australia.
Motorcycling Australia (MA) has indicated that the Australian Motocross Championship could feature as many as six rounds to save season 2020 following the recent departure of former promoter Williams Event Management (WEM).
The sport’s national governing body is currently planning an east coast-based series within New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, with five to six events the target between September and November depending on COVID-19 developments.
“The prospect of the 2020 Australian Motocross Championship not being able to commence, even in a COVID environment, would have been detrimental to the sport, for the industry and clearly a sad day situation for our members,” commented MA CEO Peter Doyle.
“A national motocross championship is a critical component of a healthy motocross scene in Australia and MA wants to ensure the future success of the series, as well as help develop future Australian world champions in the sport.
“We know riders and teams are eager to race and we are working very hard to develop a 2020 season that will showcases the best motocross action. In this difficult COVID-19 environment, MA plans to tap into every resource we have, work with the clubs and our partners to ensure that we can provide teams and fans with a realistic championship calendar.”
MA has gained immense experience during the past decade in operating the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) and Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) in-house, while cooperating with varying clubs, now confirming that it will takeover the promotion and management of motocross at least for this season and potentially into 2021.