MXGP Argentina Postponed

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3/10/2020 1:12 PM


MONACO (Principality of Monaco) 10 March 2020 - Infront Moto Racing sadly informs that due to the coronavirus outbreak, the MXGP of Patagonia - Argentina, scheduled on March the 21st and 22nd has also been postponed. The new date for the Argentinian round will be announced shortly.

Owing to a decision of the Argentinian Minister of Health to postpone any international events during this particular moment, Infront Moto Racing, in agreement with the FIM and the local organiser +Eventos SA, as well as the Argentinian authorities, is enforced to postpone the MXGP of Patagonia in Argentina to a later date in the year.

Infront Moto Racing along with the FIM and the national organizers are working very close to preserve the health of all those involved in the FIM Motocross World Championship as well as the Championship programme as much as they can; the aim is to find a feasible date that will see the MXGP calendar extend in 2020. More information on an exact date will be announced very soon.

The International situation has been monitored on a daily basis by the Promoter of the FIM Motocross World Championship and the FIM. More details on the new date will be released shortly, but in the meantime, once again, we ask everybody for a great sense of responsibility.
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3/10/2020 1:14 PM

Coachella got moved as well, and if that happened SX can't be far behind.

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3/10/2020 1:14 PM

Fuck

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3/10/2020 1:14 PM

That’s the season ruined. Better option would have been to cancel. The season will now be ridiculously long and there will no doubt be rounds after the MXoN which will ruin the spectacle of the best event of the year

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3/10/2020 1:21 PM

I sure hope this doesn't affect MXoN. I got the tickets already for that.

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3/10/2020 1:22 PM

JMX82 wrote:

I sure hope this doesn't affect MXoN. I got the tickets already for that.

I'd say prepare for the worst. This sucks.

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3/10/2020 1:25 PM

JMX82 wrote:

I sure hope this doesn't affect MXoN. I got the tickets already for that.

For sure it will affect it. Either it will be before the end of the season, in which case none of the riders will be interested, or it will be in December and none of the riders will be interested. Best thing to do would be to cancel the Argentina GP and re-asses the situation in 6 weeks when things are due to get back underway in Spain. Lots of things could’ve changed by then. We could be able to run the rest of the calendar as planned

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3/10/2020 1:28 PM

Grand Prix of the Americas today as well (MotoGP) with this news from MXGP I dont see how the GP of Argentina isn't also postponed.

That would make the first four MotoGP premier class events postponed to start the season.

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3/10/2020 1:34 PM

Rumor is the race will be in November 21/22.

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3/10/2020 1:38 PM

MBR wrote:

Rumor is the race will be in November 21/22.

Absolute madness to stretch the season that far. A sign of greed.

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3/10/2020 1:40 PM

MBR wrote:

Rumor is the race will be in November 21/22.

Motofinne wrote:

Absolute madness to stretch the season that far. A sign of greed.

in all fairness all involved are in business and probably not super pumped in whats happening

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3/10/2020 1:49 PM

Probably not the last one to be postponed, and rescheduling is such a pain that there is probably gonna be a bunch of rounds cancelled. What has been shaping up as one of the most exciting season in GP racing is looking like it could become one of the crappiest. Such a bummer.

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3/10/2020 2:15 PM

Aaaaand today we've learned that 3 rounds of the French Elite championship (with guys like Van Horebeek, Tixier, Guilod, 114 riders, Harrison, Guyon, Pourcel and stuff) have been cancelled.

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3/10/2020 2:35 PM

SethGator wrote:

Grand Prix of the Americas today as well (MotoGP) with this news from MXGP I dont see how the GP of Argentina isn't also postponed.

That would make the first four MotoGP premier class events postponed to start the season.

That’s what thought too when I read this.
Glad I didn’t buy tickets, hotel and flights for Texas this year.

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3/10/2020 2:50 PM

Prado Cairoli Evans and some other guys are probably not exactly hating this

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3/11/2020 3:38 AM

New date confirmed:

MONACO (Principality of Monaco) 11 March 2020 – Infront Moto Racing is glad to inform that a new date for the MXGP of Patagonia - Argentina, which was recently postponed, can now be revealed as it’s bound to be held in Neuquen on November 21st and 22nd 2020.

Infront Moto Racing along with the FIM, the local organiser +Eventos SA, as well as the Argentinian authorities have worked close to find an alternative date for this event. This new date will now see the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar extend, but this change was necessary in order to preserve the championship programme as much as possible.


This new date is 9 weeks after the penultimate GP of Imola and 8 weeks after the MXoN. I think they decided to move the date so far back it wouldn't concern any of the riders and teams who want to / will be selected to race the MXoN.

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3/11/2020 4:05 AM

Dude, what the hell is Luongo gang smoking? wink

MXGP of Argentina on 22nd of November. Just cancel it already. The track is nice and all but riders will not get chance to even heal into the 2021 season if this flaming circus will continue. sick

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3/11/2020 4:06 AM

DeStouwer wrote:

New date confirmed:

MONACO (Principality of Monaco) 11 March 2020 – Infront Moto Racing is glad to inform that a new date for the MXGP of Patagonia - Argentina, which was recently postponed, can now be revealed as it’s bound to be held in Neuquen on November 21st and 22nd 2020.

Infront Moto Racing along with the FIM, the local organiser +Eventos SA, as well as the Argentinian authorities have worked close to find an alternative date for this event. This new date will now see the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar extend, but this change was necessary in order to preserve the championship programme as much as possible.


This new date is 9 weeks after the penultimate GP of Imola and 8 weeks after the MXoN. I think they decided to move the date so far back it wouldn't concern any of the riders and teams who want to / will be selected to race the MXoN.

What about the contracts? Aren't most of the rider contracts due to last october?

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3/11/2020 4:32 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/11/2020 4:34 AM

One can argue about this for hours, but it will always have pro's and contra's.

-: the season gets stretched way too long
-: the gap between GP #19 and GP#20 is 9 weeks. Riders have to stay in shape this period
-: what if the worldchampions are known before the last GP of the season? Huge anticlimax
-: how many riders (including factory ones) are willing to make the trip that late in the year if they don't have anything to gain anymore in the standings?

+: the rest of the season can be raced as provided (if COVID-19 is under control by then)
+: the MXoN can take place under normal circumstances as there's an 8 week gap between the MXoN and Argentina
+: injured riders now have the time to recover without having to miss any (more) rounds so they can keep their championship hopes up

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3/11/2020 5:52 AM

I assume the date of the Argentinian GP is so far into late November because they are expecting a whole slew of GPs to be shuffled back in the year.

I doubt it will all actually happen - these late GPs.

But, you never know.

A Huge amount of Sporting ( well, Any) events, of All types, will be delayed , or cancelled outright.

S**t happens. No one's fault.

I'm so glad I'd left my bookings for Indonesia and other Euro GPs and the MXDN, late, this year. And I'd bet my IOM commitments are going to go by the wayside, as well.

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3/11/2020 6:21 AM

If it does end up being run on that date the teams and riders should boycott it. What a poor decision

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3/11/2020 6:29 AM

Last Braaap wrote:

Dude, what the hell is Luongo gang smoking? wink

MXGP of Argentina on 22nd of November. Just cancel it already. The track is nice and all but riders will not get chance to even heal into the 2021 season if this flaming circus will continue. sick

I'm no Luongo fan but imo this has little to do with Luongo. I would expect the organisers (so the guys promoting argentina, not Youthstream/Infront/Luongo) are pushing hard to still have a race this season. These guys have allready spend a massive amount which they will lose if there is no race in 2020.



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3/11/2020 6:32 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Absolute madness to stretch the season that far. A sign of greed.

If we want to keep races like Trentino and Argentina on the calender in the future it sure helps if these guys get a chance to recoup their expenses. Has imo very little to do with greed and in most cases it is necessary to survive.

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3/11/2020 9:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/11/2020 9:06 AM

MotoGP just announced that the Argentine GP has been postponed and will now take place on the 20th-22nd of November. Same weekend as MXGP. What a shit show

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3/11/2020 9:35 AM

RG1 wrote:

MotoGP just announced that the Argentine GP has been postponed and will now take place on the 20th-22nd of November. Same weekend as MXGP. What a shit show

Premier class doesn't start till MAY now.

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3/11/2020 9:50 AM

Bearuno wrote:

I assume the date of the Argentinian GP is so far into late November because they are expecting a whole slew of GPs to be shuffled back in the year.

I doubt it will all actually happen - these late GPs.

But, you never know.

A Huge amount of Sporting ( well, Any) events, of All types, will be delayed , or cancelled outright.

S**t happens. No one's fault.

I'm so glad I'd left my bookings for Indonesia and other Euro GPs and the MXDN, late, this year. And I'd bet my IOM commitments are going to go by the wayside, as well.

Bearuno wrote:
I assume the date of the Argentinian GP is so far into late November because they are expecting a whole slew of GPs to be shuffled back in the year.

It's winter time in Patagonia when it's summer in US/Europe and the location of the race is a well known touristic ski destination.
The mx race track will be under 3 feet of snow in July.

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3/11/2020 10:23 AM

GL will run the races to January if it means he can get his money out of each country

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3/11/2020 10:30 AM

What a shitshow to host it that late.

What about riders switching teams or class after this season? They all wanne start prep somewhere early to mid november, now they have this.

I guess the GP still get canceled or there will be like 10 guys on the gate with the same team or contract on the line for 2021.

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3/11/2020 10:58 AM

MXoN will be before Argentina. 27 of september.

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3/11/2020 10:59 AM

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