The following statement has just been received by Infront Moto Racing, which effectively confirms that the Grand Prix of Spain will go ahead despite the rising COVID-19 cases. The same protocol that the Grand Prix contingent has faced in both Latvia and Italy will be in place.
MONACO (Principality of Monaco) 24 September 2020 – The FIM Motocross World Championship continues its exciting season to date, looking ahead to the MXGP of Spain that will take place in the Community of Madrid for the first time on October 10/11.
Originally scheduled to take place in April, the Spanish Grand Prix was rescheduled to a later date due to safety and travel restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the co-operation Infront Moto Racing had with the FIM, the local organizer Last Lap, the Community of Madrid, the Superior Sports Council and the Motorcycling Federations of Madrid and Spain, the race is set to take place in just a couple of weeks at the intu Xanadú shopping centre in the municipality of Arroyomolinos.
The MXGP of Spain marks the return of the Spanish Grand Prix to the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar, which has created a lot of excitement for the Spanish fans who have been eager to watch the young Spaniard Jorge Prado on track in person, especially given his recent success in the MXGP category. The MXGP of Spain will also host a round of EMX250 and the EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing Championship together with the main classes MXGP and MX2.
Unfortunately, the Spanish GP will run behind closed doors without any spectators this season alongside additional safety measures that have been successfully implemented during the last several Grands Prix. These extra measures including COVID-19 testing, wearing protective masks, social distancing and high standards hygiene have been set in place in order to protect the community, the riders, teams, media, staff and any other MXGP paddock personnel onsite.
MXGP is looking forward to finally returning to Spain for some more unpredictable race action that fans have been treated to during the last numerous GPs, as the best MXGP riders will battle it out for the top spot.
Words: Press Release | Lead Image: Ray Archer