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4/12/2020 2:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/12/2020 3:45 AM

That's what major MXGP agent Gérard Valat explains in a Motoverte itw...

Says it'll probably take quite a while before teams and racers can travel freely from one country and continent to another for such non essentiel matters...
And also that the economical situation is rather critical for some teams and pilots since most sponsorship or racers contracts don't get paid if you don't race...

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4/12/2020 4:28 AM

We won’t see another race in Europe or the US in 2020.

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4/12/2020 4:51 AM

I can only agree.
I read today that a lot of cycling teams are facing difficult times. And that’s cycling. Cycling is huge compared to moto. It doesn’t look very promising for the teams. Let’s hope for the best.

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4/12/2020 5:10 AM

I can see the nationals taking a hit and a schedule war between MX and SX

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4/12/2020 5:13 AM

Sadly, I’m going to have to agree. Some reports coming in are predicting end of summer (August) before the first wave is over. Then there is always the second wave that follows. And now I’m seeing there may be a couple other viruses breaking out in China now.

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4/12/2020 5:15 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/12/2020 6:37 AM

It’s certainly not looking good... On any front.

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4/12/2020 5:30 AM

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4/12/2020 5:34 AM

blockhead17 wrote:

I can see the nationals taking a hit and a schedule war between MX and SX

We'll be in luck if any racing takes place at all.

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4/12/2020 5:47 AM

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4/12/2020 5:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/12/2020 5:58 AM

We will be back to regular business soon. Original models are or were way off, treatments are being fast tracked, vaccines are now going into phase 2 and we have a president that wants to get back to work.

I say within a month we are back at work and restrictions are at ease.

It’s going to be crazy to see which way the sport goes when it’s back open, not jus the sport but the world.. I feel like it’s going to be kind of a free for all. Lots of craziness.

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4/12/2020 6:22 AM

Yeah, you're right, original models were way off: no one ever thought there would be more than 500000 confirmed cases in the US.
sad

Truly hope you'll be fine.

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4/12/2020 6:44 AM

Regis wrote:

We will be back to regular business soon. Original models are or were way off, treatments are being fast tracked, vaccines are now going into phase 2 and we have a president that wants to get back to work.

I say within a month we are back at work and restrictions are at ease.

It’s going to be crazy to see which way the sport goes when it’s back open, not jus the sport but the world.. I feel like it’s going to be kind of a free for all. Lots of craziness.

Unless large crowds are again allowed to assemble I wouldn't think any pro racing will happen. It's not like the mainstream sports where it's feasible to have events without a crowd. Just a guess but large crowds could be banned until there's a vaccine.

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4/12/2020 7:10 AM

Regis wrote:

We will be back to regular business soon. Original models are or were way off, treatments are being fast tracked, vaccines are now going into phase 2 and we have a president that wants to get back to work.

I say within a month we are back at work and restrictions are at ease.

It’s going to be crazy to see which way the sport goes when it’s back open, not jus the sport but the world.. I feel like it’s going to be kind of a free for all. Lots of craziness.

ATKpilot99 wrote:

Unless large crowds are again allowed to assemble I wouldn't think any pro racing will happen. It's not like the mainstream sports where it's feasible to have events without a crowd. Just a guess but large crowds could be banned until there's a vaccine.

Many competent leaders of large nations have said that the social distancing restrictions will NOT be lifted until there is a vaccine.

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4/12/2020 7:10 AM

Races will be cranking up soon!

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

4/12/2020 7:13 AM

Regis wrote:

We will be back to regular business soon. Original models are or were way off, treatments are being fast tracked, vaccines are now going into phase 2 and we have a president that wants to get back to work.

I say within a month we are back at work and restrictions are at ease.

It’s going to be crazy to see which way the sport goes when it’s back open, not jus the sport but the world.. I feel like it’s going to be kind of a free for all. Lots of craziness.

ATKpilot99 wrote:

Unless large crowds are again allowed to assemble I wouldn't think any pro racing will happen. It's not like the mainstream sports where it's feasible to have events without a crowd. Just a guess but large crowds could be banned until there's a vaccine.

Without the Spectators I think it would be much cheaper to run an outdoor National.

Yes the financial obligations will shift and profits go down maybe even to the point of loss but I say if any racing is done it will be right here in the USA.

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4/12/2020 7:16 AM

GODZILLA wrote:

Yeah, you're right, original models were way off: no one ever thought there would be more than 500000 confirmed cases in the US.
sad

Truly hope you'll be fine.

They thought there would be at least 4 times that much at least. That said, the first wave hasn't even hit most of the US hard, yet. This ain't over yet folks.

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4/12/2020 7:21 AM

Regis wrote:

We will be back to regular business soon. Original models are or were way off, treatments are being fast tracked, vaccines are now going into phase 2 and we have a president that wants to get back to work.

I say within a month we are back at work and restrictions are at ease.

It’s going to be crazy to see which way the sport goes when it’s back open, not jus the sport but the world.. I feel like it’s going to be kind of a free for all. Lots of craziness.

I hope we find a vaccine and it all goes away asap as much as everyone else, but we are officially another month (most likely 2-3 minimum) from thinking about easing safer at home here in CA and we don't have it as bad due to quarantining a month ago and being pretty spread out.

Not one person I know that would know is planning on being able to start the tv season till late July/early August at the earliest (not including pre-pro.). Any gathering of large groups will be prohibited till there is a vaccine. Also talk of COVID19 tests being required before we can even go back to work since less than 1% of CA has actually been tested.

Sucks for everyone for sure.

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4/12/2020 7:34 AM

Roger@Arroyo wrote:

They thought there would be at least 4 times that much at least. That said, the first wave hasn't even hit most of the US hard, yet. This ain't over yet folks.

I remember someone saying "We'll be fine, we have this totally under control, it's going to disappear."
Won't tell you who it is though, that would be politics, the sheriff would kick my ass and it's not the point anyway.
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4/12/2020 7:40 AM

I am sure every sport in the world is busy trying to renegotiate contracts to tv only.

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4/12/2020 7:41 AM

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4/12/2020 7:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/12/2020 7:48 AM

500guy wrote:

Without the Spectators I think it would be much cheaper to run an outdoor National.

Yes the financial obligations will shift and profits go down maybe even to the point of loss but I say if any racing is done it will be right here in the USA.

You're right, there's probably a good chance one of the US championships could get back on track before the worldwide MXGP, since you don't have to cross boarders.
Don't think Russia is impatiently waiting to have Italian teams on their homesoil...

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4/12/2020 8:30 AM

...and we're off again.

One thread gone....another to take it's place.






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4/12/2020 8:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/12/2020 9:05 AM

As brought up on Pulp, the tracks hosting nationals fully rely on gate and concession money to make it worthwhile for them. I don’t see many, if any at all, running just to put it on TV with no crowds allowed. I could see SX running because it’s all Feld, but the limitations on crowds could be very hard with everyone a team brings, plus everyone on Feld’s side that needs to be there too.

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4/12/2020 8:52 AM

GODZILLA wrote:

Yeah, you're right, original models were way off: no one ever thought there would be more than 500000 confirmed cases in the US.
sad

Truly hope you'll be fine.

My governor Newsome predicted 25,000,000 in California. Most everyone in “the know” predicted hundreds of thousands of US casualties, that is down below 60K now. Yes, they were slightly off

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4/12/2020 8:56 AM

D_L118 wrote:

I can only agree.
I read today that a lot of cycling teams are facing difficult times. And that’s cycling. Cycling is huge compared to moto. It doesn’t look very promising for the teams. Let’s hope for the best.

Sad 😂! Was looking forward to going to watch the Giro d Italia ! In May...maybe next year...Ciao tutti!

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4/12/2020 9:01 AM

US could get some racing but MXGP not so much. If it was just EU series it could be but fly aways wont happen this year. Un less there is miracle in medicine/vaccine this will take long time but we need some enterteiment like SX/MX during waiting normal times to come back again.

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4/12/2020 9:04 AM

Regis wrote:

We will be back to regular business soon. Original models are or were way off, treatments are being fast tracked, vaccines are now going into phase 2 and we have a president that wants to get back to work.

I say within a month we are back at work and restrictions are at ease.

It’s going to be crazy to see which way the sport goes when it’s back open, not jus the sport but the world.. I feel like it’s going to be kind of a free for all. Lots of craziness.

avidchimp wrote:

I hope we find a vaccine and it all goes away asap as much as everyone else, but we are officially another month (most likely 2-3 minimum) from thinking about easing safer at home here in CA and we don't have it as bad due to quarantining a month ago and being pretty spread out.

Not one person I know that would know is planning on being able to start the tv season till late July/early August at the earliest (not including pre-pro.). Any gathering of large groups will be prohibited till there is a vaccine. Also talk of COVID19 tests being required before we can even go back to work since less than 1% of CA has actually been tested.

Sucks for everyone for sure.

Agreed! I said it would be another 1-2 months on top of where we are now after what I saw yesterday. There were hundreds if not thousands of people traveling through my town yesterday and going to our small local markets. My wife and I were pissed! We also had to head in to SCV for a few things and people were filling the roads as well as tons of people out in public with no masks or gloves.

I get it, it’s been raining a lot and people have been stuck in their houses, but going out and about like nothing is wrong will just prolong everything. I’m guessing July-August if people keep this up.

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4/12/2020 9:09 AM

KennyT wrote:

My governor Newsome predicted 25,000,000 in California. Most everyone in “the know” predicted hundreds of thousands of US casualties, that is down below 60K now. Yes, they were slightly off

I don't plan on starting a pissing match.
Just thought Regis was being a little over optimistic.

May you be right, but like Roger said, it ain't over.

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4/12/2020 9:09 AM

Sporting events, concerts, inside dining, etc.

Major reset in how these will come back, if at all in the future. A vaccine is not a cure.

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4/12/2020 9:23 AM

GODZILLA wrote:

Yeah, you're right, original models were way off: no one ever thought there would be more than 500000 confirmed cases in the US.
sad

Truly hope you'll be fine.

KennyT wrote:

My governor Newsome predicted 25,000,000 in California. Most everyone in “the know” predicted hundreds of thousands of US casualties, that is down below 60K now. Yes, they were slightly off

GODZILLA wrote:

I don't plan on starting a pissing match.
Just thought Regis was being a little over optimistic.

May you be right, but like Roger said, it ain't over.

I’ve always preferred optimism over pessimism. I saw you live in France so I wanted to point out to you how far off the predictions were here in some parts of the US. The strict measures appear to be working out pretty well. Best of luck to you in France 👍

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