The Lacapelle Marival pre season International Motocross will now be on April 25, following the MXGP calendar re-shuffle. The club info says:
Due to the Coronavirus situation nothing is never sure and every day you hear new rumours, new decisions… Yesterday the FIM and Infront deliver a new calendar of the Motocross World Championship, and due to the fact that the season will start later than usual the club of Lacapelle had to change his date too.
“We never stopped working to be ready mid March for our event, but we knew that everything could change so we worked carefully,” explains Vincent Ayroles from the club. “Since several weeks now we talk with teams and riders, and most of them told us that if the first GP was postponed it would be great to organize our Masters later. We fully understand that the athletes work to be fit at the right moment, and usually our date is four to five weeks before the opening Grand Prix; the first GP is now on May 23rd instead of April 3rd, so after talking with our national Federation as we can’t organize the same day as a French Elite, we took the decision to organize our Motocross on April 25th in Lacapelle Marival.”
For many years now many top teams and top riders come to race on the natural track of Lacapelle Marival, and it seems that 2021 we’ll see again a strong line up in the MXGP and MX2 class. Tom Vialle (MX2 World Champion), Jeremy Seewer (2nd in the MXGP), Romain Febvre (4th in the MXGP), the F&H Kawasaki team (Roan Van de Moosdijk, Mathys Boisrame, Mikkel Haarup), Maxime Renaux (3rd in the MX2), Ben Watson (5th in the MX2), Pauls Jonass (2017 MX2 World Champion), team GasGas MX2 (Simon Laengenfelder and Isaak Gifting) and Liam Everts were all on the 2021 starting list, but now for sure due to the change of date the club is waiting a confirmation from everyone, and will continue to negotiate with many other teams and riders.