We reported exclusively earlier this month that there were doubts circulating over the MXGP of Brazil. Today Youthstream have confirmed that the GP of Brazil (in Trindade) has been cancelled due to an “unstable political situation and financial difficulties”. But at this stage the 2015 MXGP of Brazil has not been killed off altogether.
Goias hosted MXGP for the first time for the penultimate round of the campaign last summer and the jumpy and wide track was largely a hit with the riders.
But for 2015 the August 16 slot was always a lot more controversial – sitting between two European rounds (Belgium and the Netherlands) it would have been logistically difficult, not to mention expensive.
Trindade is located a short distance west of the city of Goiana; a place where a permanent motorsport circuit entertained MotoGP (then 500cc) in the late ’80s and recently had an overhaul in an attempt to entice the road racing competition back to the area.
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MXGP of Brazil’s organiser, Romagnolli Promocoes e Eventos, informed Youthstream that they are not able to hold the GP of Brazil due to take place on August 16 in Trindade. However, at this stage Youthstream have not given up on the date entirely and are currently in negotiations with CBM (Brazilian Motorcycle Federation) to organise the event at another venue in Brazil.
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Youthstream say that after the CBM President’s – Mr. Henrique Alves Firmo – declarations they are optimistic that the MXGP of Brazil will go ahead, but in any case the event will be replaced by another event in Brazil or Europe.