2020 FARLEIGH CASTLE VETS MXDN CANCELED—WHAT’S KURT GONNA DO ON SEPT 12-13 NOW?

The vintage motocross track is laid out on the grounds of Farleigh Castle in England.

A letter sent to each of the riders entered in the 2020 Vet MXDN broke bad news, David Pinkman sent us a copy of his letter dated June 17, 2020. It said:

“We have been monitoring the current situation on a daily basis and taking advice from various sources as to the possibility of the 2020 Vets MXdN taking place on the weekend of the September 12-13,2020. Having considered all of the data and information available, the reluctant decision has been taken to postpone the event until 2021. The provisional date will be the September 11-12t , 2021.

The main reasons are based around social distancing which includes the safety of all riders, officials and spectators, with so many people on site for the duration of the weekend. Secondly, it would be impossible for the social part of the event, the evening bar and disco, to take place and this does form an important part of the event for so many people. Thirdly, with the UK Government having made fourteen days quarantine compulsory for most of our foreign friends at the moment, it would not be a true International event if so many are unable to attend.

What is Kurt gonna do? Kurt Nicoll lives to race in front of the British fans. He’ll have to do extra duty at the World Vet Championship at Glen Helen in November.

You will be aware that with so many riders requesting an entry into the event creates a large logistical problem. Therefore, it has been decided that all entries (and reserves) who have been successful, will be held over for the revised date and therefore entry fees will not be refunded. However, if any rider does not wish to take up this option, they should contact the Event Manager ([email protected]) before June 30 when a refund (as stated in the Supplementary Regulations) will be made, but of course, the place will be given to another waiting rider in due course.

We trust that you understand the circumstances of the postponement as our first priority is the safety of all concerned.

Best regards and please stay safe.
D.J. Thompson
Event manager

 

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