Motocross

Lacapelle Marival 2021 date change

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The club behind the Lacapelle Marival in south-western France has announced a revision to its date and will now be held on April 25, 2021.

Following yesterday’s joint announcement from the FIM and worldwide-rights holder Infront Moto Racing, to amend the FIM Motocross World Championship which — among other changes — pushes back the opening round of the 2021 championship by seven weeks, the club of Lacapelle had to consider a date switch for their event.

“We never stopped working to be ready mid-march for our event, but we knew that everything could change so we worked carefully,” explains Lacapelle club representative Vincent Ayroles.

“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 organise 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 23 instead of April 3, so after talking with our national Federation as we can’t organise the same day as a French Elite, we took the decision to organise our Motocross on April 25 in Lacapelle Marival.”

For a number of years, many top teams and top riders have elected 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 (second in the MXGP), Romain Febvre (fourth in the MXGP), the F&H Kawasaki team with Roan Van de Moosdijk, Mathys Boisrame and Mikkel Haarup, Maxime Renaux (third in the MX2), Ben Watson (fifth in the MX2 and moving up to MXGP), 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 awaiting for confirmation from everyone and will continue to negotiate with many other teams and riders.

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