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CLASSIC GP COURSE GETS THE AXE: NO LIEROP IN 2011

December 26, 2010
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Perhaps the most highly touted and demanding of the current Grand Prix tracks?Lierop, Holland, is not on the GP schedule for 2011.

A press release was sent out by the Lierop promoters that said: “Lierop will not organize a Grand Prix for the World Championship motocross in 2011. In an e-mail to Liuerop chairman Dr. Pieter Paul Vermeulen, series promoter Youthstream states that it no longer wants to collaborate with the Lierop motocross association. The reason for this is unknown to Lierop.”

Vermeulen said, “After the Grand Prix of  September 5, 2010 our five-year contract with Youthstream ended. The same day Youthstream-president Giuseppe Luongo said he intended to continue working with Lierop. Therefore it is odd having to conclude that he now violates this promise. All the more since we have always neatly fulfilled our obligations. We regret the decision of Mr. Luongo but we can only respect his views. After all, he is the one who establishes the Grand Prix calendar.”

“As far as Lierop is concerned, we will again organize a Grand Prix in 2012. In the past we have repeatedly proven that we are capable of organizing big events. Lierop won the prize for best organizer in the world championship motocross in 2004 and 2008. In 2009 Lierop won the prize for best infrastructure on a Grand Prix circuit.”

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