Matterley Basin likely to hold MXoN in 2020!
The 2020 Motocross Des Nations was set to be held in Ernee, France this year but that event has now been postponed until 2023 due to high COVID-19 restrictions. It means the event is likely to be held at Matterley Basin on the 26th and 27th of September. The track has already ran a GP earlier in the year and held a successful MXoN in 2017.
“Unfortunately, the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Ernée, France has been postponed to 2023 due to the high restrictions for COVID-19 which forbid mass public gatherings in France. Infront Moto Racing are now working with Steve Dixon to bring the 2020 Monster Energy FIM MXoN to Matterley Basin (UK); the event, which is nearly 3 months away will conform to the outdoor event guidance regulations”, stated an MXGP press release.
The MXoN is going to be ran slightly different this year because it’ll be run during the MXGP season. Infront have decided that MXGP will be awarded at the event this year but haven’t yet announced the format.
“At the Monster Energy FIM MXoN the participants will take points for the MXGP and MX2 World Championships, Infront Moto Racing and FIM are working on the regulations keeping in mind the format, the principle and the soul of the MXoN to be maintained”.
The calendar still does say that Matterley Basin is still to be confirmed but if there is going to be a Motocross Des Nations this year then it’s going to be in the UK!
You can see the calendar below:
Pic: Infront Moto Racing