MXGP’s round in France was scheduled for the 9th and 10th of October at Saint-Jean d’Angély, but due to Covid uncertainties, it has been cancelled.
With Saint-Jean being a firm favourite on the MXGP Calendar it’s disappointing that the event won’t be going ahead, but due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions the Moto-Club Angérien has decided to withdraw the event.
“Unfortunately, the current situation and the uncertainties are still too great to take the risk of organizing. After having worked on various projections with gauges of 3000, 5000 and 7000 spectators, we did not manage to complete the file,” explained President Jean-Marie Boissonnot.
“No one can know how the public will react in the next few months. We tried to find a financial agreement with Infront concerning the amount of the organization fees. The FFM made great efforts, but despite everything we did not succeed in reaching an agreement. For the durability of the Moto-Club, I don’t want to take any risks.
“An MXGP French GP in Saint-Jean costs money and requires a lot of energy, I really hope we will be back in 2022. We are on excellent terms with David Luongo and he fully understands our position. The date is free, which means that another French club can take a position, starting with Ernée. It’s a shame, Tom Vialle is made redundant at the club, I would have loved to see him ride at home in the shoes of a world champion. This is only a postponement. However, we are still going to organize an event in 2021.”