A multiple bike pile-up at the first round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship, which took place at Lyng in Norfolk, was considered so bad that an investigation was launched by an ACU Motocross Committee.
During the opening MXY2 moto there was a yard sale crash on the blind side of a jump. The carnage claimed one-third of the riders and video from spectators of course found its way on to social media which caused furore, much of which was aimed at the marshals.
The committee viewed evidence, including video and photographs. In addition they spoke to eye-witnesses and received a statement from the first official to attend, Assistant Clerk of the Course.
It is reported that some of the evidence has proven to be contradictory and so the committee has decided against direct action.
In a statement released by the ACU they said: “The enquiry was never set up to apportion blame, it was simply meant to gain a clearer picture of exactly what happened and unfortunately it failed to do that.”
It continued: “The committee realises that many people would have wished for a clearer picture of exactly what had occurred, however with the lack of conclusive evidence available this was not realistically possible.
“Nonetheless after a full discussion the Motocross Committee wishes to stress that ongoing marshal training is taking place at many events and a riders’ briefing will be included in the next round of the championship later in the month.”