News 26 May 2021

Postponement of South Australian ProMX now made official

Motorcycling Australia working to reschedule Gillman round of 2021.

Image: Foremost Media.

The postponement of round three of the 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship has now been made official by Motorcycling Australia (MA), ensuring that an alternate date at Gillman will now be sought over the coming weeks.

MotoOnline broke the news this afternoon that organisers were moving to postpone the event in response to the covid-19 cluster in Melbourne’s north, which has escalated to 15 confirmed cases today.

“While the South Australian government border and quarantine restrictions are disappointing, the health and safety of riders, teams, officials and fans come first,” a statement from the ProMX Management Team read.

“We want to ensure South Australian motocross fans we will work hard over the coming days and weeks with the Motocross Riders Association (MRA) to find an alternative date to ensure fans get to see first-hand the spectacular dirt flying action that the Penrite ProMX Championship, presented by AMX Superstore, produces. We want to thank our riders, teams, partners and fans for their understanding at this difficult decision, but we return to South Australia at a date yet to be confirmed.”

The South Australian Government has announced that any traveller who has been in Greater Melbourne (not including the City of Whittlesea) in the past 14 days is subject to Level 3 restrictions, which include self-quarantine until negative COVID-19 test and no entry to high risk settings or COVID Management Plan events for 14 days after arrival.

As per today’s earlier news, it’s understood that discussions are taking place for the rescheduled event to be held between the Maitland and Wodonga rounds, which would potentially see it fit into the calendar during the early to mid-stages of July.