The Dutch GP at Oss has been rescued following last-minute changes in Covid regulations – and all spectators will have a seat to watch from! Organisers feared strict restrictions announced by the government last Friday would have forced them to axe the event as it stated even outdoor events must be all-seated. But now it seems the promoter will fall into line
Grandstands are being brought in and all fans must have a negative Covid test or proof they have been vaccinated twice. How many now attend the race is still not known.
With EMX on Saturday and the GP on Sunday, any fans will now have to be tested twice, because a test certificate is only valid for 24 hours instead of 40 hours.
A statement from GP promoters Infront says:
Following the press conference by the Dutch government last Friday, Ebert Dollevoet held intensive consultations with the municipality of Oss and Infront Moto Racing. We are very happy to announce the following: The MXGP of the Netherlands in Oss that is planned this weekend (17 and 18 July) at circuit de Witte Ruysheuvel in Oss will continue! The event may be attended by the public. The spectators will be given a permanent seat along the circuit to watch the spectacle, the organization of MXGP Oss will provide sufficient seats. The EMX classes will be held on Saturday, the MXGP classes on Sunday as planned.
To visit the event it is still necessary to be in possession of a corona ticket / QR code. The government tightened up a number of rules last week, more information about this can be found on the MXGP Oss website. For more questions about the corona admission ticket, the organization refers to Testing for Access: (+31) 88-7770809 / https://www.testenvoortoegang.org)
Spectators can have the chance to walk through the Paddock to view it but during the race the Paddock remains closed to the public. The catering facilities and toilets are open, the organization is still discussing the possibilities of the entertainment program.