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Glen Helen axed for 2017 Nations

The British Matterley Basin track and Teutschenthal in Germany are thought to be favourites to replace the Glen Helen Motocross of Nations in 2017 which has been cancelled due to low crowd figures at the recent USGP at the Californian venue.
Youthstream boss Guiseppe Luongo and Glen Helen owner Bud Felkamp had a meeting at the Motocross of Nations in Maggiora and agreed to axe the Glen Helen event.
The official statement says: “Glen Helen Raceway and Youthstream worked in close co-operation over the last two years and both invested serious funds for the organisation of the MXGP of USA. But despite the quality of the organisation, the excellent racing and the massive media coverage, the fan attendance was much lower than expected and also much lower than what this event deserves.
“For such a prestigious event which deserves and needs an outstanding fan participation, the risk is too high, and this is the main reason why it has been decided in common agreement to not organise the Nations in Glen Helen. If the situation changes in the future both parties would be keen to work together again.”
It’s known British GP promoter Steve Dixon is keen to get the Nations back to the UK, and also Germany would like to host the event again.

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