The FIM World Motocross Championship calendar was announced yesterday and saw the British Motocross Grand Prix move earlier in the year in March for 2019.
A lot have made comments against this and asking why this has happened.
Steve Dixon the promoter behind the event (SD Events) commented in a press release.
“As you know I am extremely passionate and positive about the GP’s, it is my 30th straight year in GP’s since starting in 1990 for Yamaha as a mechanic for Jeremy Whateley. It makes me very proud to bring the British GP back to Matterley for 2019, especially as the European opener. I remember the great events I attended at the Winchester club (as a rider) on new Year’s day, Hawkstone Park on New years day (with the team), then the Shell Series in February at Foxhills followed GP at Foxhill in July getting cancelled as the pits were completely flooded. Earlier this year I was already thinking about the having the British GP as the season opener for 2019, so I filmed Darian Sanayei at Matterley in February. The conditions were perfect, and I’ve put a video up on our facebook page to show what it was like! I’m confident this will be a great British GP, we have a really solid team and are all excited for the new date. As always we will prepare to the best of our ability… The rest is down to you, the fans to spread the word and bring the biggest crowd in 2019 to set the standard for the rest of the season!”
The full press release can be found here