It looks like we’ll need to wait a little longer to see how some of the GP stars are shaping up for the 2017 season with the news today that Redsand has been cancelled.

With heavy flooding, it looks like the organisers had little choice but to call off the event. A post on the event’s official Facebook page blamed a “polar cold wave” that’s hit the Levante coast in Spain. And with no improvement in the forecast for the weekend, “The First Race” as the promoters called it, has missed out on the running of the main races.

In its inaugural year, it’s a bitter blow for Redsand. They had successfully promoted the event, attracting some impressive sponsors and a number of GP riders, including Gautier Paulin, Max Nagl and Jordi Tixier. While Shaun Simpson headed up a whole host of British GP pilots, including Max Anstie, Conrad Mewse, Ben Watson and British MX2 champion Adam Sterry.

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At this time of year, there’s always a chance of an event being called off but Redsand in Spain can consider themselves very unlucky to suffer at the hands of the weather in its first outing. Hopefully, we’ll see it on the calendar next year.

Outdoor attention will now turn to the opening round of the Internazionali d’Italia next weekend (January 29) and for British motocross fans, the Hawkstone International MX on February 5, where Shaun Simpson and Adam Sterry will now make their new team debuts.

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