ACU chiefs have confirmed the opening round of Trial GB will remain at the Hookwood Trials Centre following a lot of behind the scenes work at the club.
Breaking from the traditional Saturday date, the event will now take place on Sunday 23rd May. It is hoped that the Government Road Map will stay on track which would mean that following step three, due to take place on the 17th May, Hookwood members will be able to allow a limited number of loyal spectators to the event.
Always known to be a good season opener, the event normally attracts a strong entry of riders and with the Japanese round of Trial GP now cancelled, this could be the first event our top riders are able to show off their skills in 2021.
Whie rounds two and three have now also been confirmed as the Devon Double header at the end of June, it is hoped that, subject to Covid restrictions, all rounds can be finalised during the month of March.
“In these difficult times staying with tradition can be a good thing and we are confident that the guys and girls at Hookwood can make this happen if anyone can,” said organiser Brian Higgins.
“Of course, there may still be the need for restrictions, but if the British public follow the rules going forward and the vaccination rollout continues, we should have close to a normal season.”