Queensland Moto Park and Coolum the latest to be bumped back.
The balance of the 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship has been thrown into further frenzy with the postponement of the Queensland Moto Park and Coolum rounds.
This latest development confirmed by Motorcycling Australia (MA) confirms that Gillman will become a double-header on 4-5 September if it is to go ahead as planned.
QMP had been scheduled for 8 August, one week prior to the series’ original final round of Coolum on 14-15 August, however, both will now have to take place beyond Gillman.
The series is also yet to announce a replacement date for the recently-postponed Wodonga round, but with Gillman becoming a double-header, it casts doubt on whether another date at the Victorian venue will in fact be sought.
“Ongoing government border restrictions and health risks make it impossible to conduct the back to back weekends in Queensland during August,” a statement from MA announced. “New dates for both QMP and Coolum are now under review, with Motorcycling Australia committed to ensuring a positive conclusion to the inaugural year.”
MA management had investigated a ‘drop a round’ points system in order for the series to go ahead despite border closures and ongoing restrictions, however, both the motocross commission and Australian Motocross Group (AMG) were not in support of that proposal.
With the Australian Supercross Championship opener scheduled for 16 October, any additional rounds of ProMX to be added beyond Gillman would effectively reduce preparation leading into the supercross series if it does take place as intended.
The lockdown in Greater Sydney and surrounding areas due to Covid-19 has this morning been extended for at least a further two weeks until 30 July. If it continues beyond that date it could also jeapordise any chance of the South Australian event being held at the beginning of September.