BELGIUM CONFIRM STRONG TEAM FOR 2021 July 20th

BELGIUM CONFIRM STRONG TEAM FOR 2021 July 20th

Reigning Champions in the EVO Team Races, Belgium have confirmed a very strong group to defend their title in this years event. Great Britain and the USA have also confirmed their riders which will be announced in a full list early next week.
In the meantime, we can confirm that ex MX3 World Champion, Sven Breugelmans will lead the Belgian quartet, with Den De Dyker and Filip Van Dyck also being named, whilst the fourth member has still to be confirmed.
Most teams have confirmed their travel status this week, but unfortunately Hungary and Munster Ireland have withdrawn together with Team International Air Hammer.
A full list will be published next week.

UK to ease restrictions further next week.

UK to ease restrictions further next week.

The UK Government have issued a statement which will come into effect from Monday 19th July. Although we will still have some Covid secure practices in place, this will make running the event to it's full potential mush easier.
For our foreign friends this is the latest Government words-
Changes to international travel rules for amber list countries.
From 4am Monday 19 July you will not need to quarantine on arrival in England or take a day 8 COVID-19 test, as long as you:
have been fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme
have not been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England
Fully vaccinated means that you have had your final dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before the date you arrive in England.
You will need to:
declare that you have been fully vaccinated on your passenger locator form
show proof of your vaccination status to your carrier (ferry, airline or train) when you travel
Read about how you can use the NHS COVID Pass to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status.
Children under the age of 18, who are returning to the UK, and people taking part in formally approved COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials will also be exempt from requirements to quarantine and take the day 8 test.
If you are not fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme, you will have to quarantine on arrival and take both the day 2 and day 8 covid PCR tests.
Ticket sales will be available from August 1st.

UPDATE 5th JULY

UPDATE 5th JULY

Following the British Prime Minister's preview on the release of lockdown earlier today everything is looking positive for the 11th & 12th September. We will issue a full statement next Tuesday (13th) after Boris Johnson makes his formal announcement with details of all concepts of the event.
In the meantime, space for Trade Stands are now being allocated and it is confirmed that advance tickets will be available from August 1st and can be purchased on this website from that date.
Admission costs for the whole weekend will be £40 adult (£30 just for Sunday) with children over twelve £15 (£10 Sunday). Camping will be £40 per pitch.

GREEN LIGHT FOR SEPTEMBER 14th JUNE

GREEN LIGHT FOR SEPTEMBER 14th JUNE

Further to the announcement from the UK Prime Minister this evening, we are able to confirm fully that it is all systems go for the 11th & 12th September. Of course, Government Guidelines will still have to be adhered to, but with the date of 19th July being announced as a likely positive of further lifting of restrictions, it is hoped that the 2021 event will be as close to normal as possible.
We have taken this opportunity to update the lists of riding numbers, but there are still some riders who have still not confirmed their choice to Di. You need to get in contact very soon or you will be allocated a number which may not be to your liking.
We will update the list of Team Riders shortly.
Our Dave Rich image shows "Factory" Phil Mercer at the 2019 event.

2021 RIDING NUMBERS UPDATED. 16th May

2021 RIDING NUMBERS UPDATED. 16th May

Following several submissions from riders who did not request a number when entering the event, a revised list of riding numbers is now published on the left hand side of this page.
However, there are still several who have not been given a number and Di is still keen to issue an appropriate number for your machine, rather than picking one at random.
If you do not have a riding number shown, please check the appropriate class list to see if your number is available and request it by e-mail dithompson15@gmail.com and she will try and accommodate you. Please note - the lists are not automatically updated and this will not be done again until towards the end of the month.
Please do NOT apply for a number which has already been issued.

2021 Team and Rider List published

2021 Team and Rider List published

The list of confirmed Teams in both the Evo and Twinshock classes are now published on the left hand side of this page.
With many entries being carried over from the postponed 2020 event, there are still a lot of riders to be confirmed within the teams and these will be updated as time progresses.
With England now being outside of the European Union, the FIM have produced an extensive and very helpful document, specifically for events like the Vets Motocross des Nations, which will help with border controls. Please apply by e-mail to dithompson15@gmail.com if you would like a copy. (Team Managers to sonia.goggin@acu.org.uk)
Closer to the event, the organisation will also provide each rider / team with an official letter confirming participation in the event to assist at the border crossings.
Information of Covid procedures will evolve as time progresses, but more specifically after June 21st.
Our Dave Rich image shows Team Germany riders packed at the front at the start of a 2019 team race.

2021 Rider List published 23rd April 2021

2021 Rider List published 23rd April 2021

As promised we have now published a provisional Start List for all the INDIVIDUAL Classes for the event in September.
Please click onto the classes shown on the left of this page.
We hope to publish a provisional list of Teams for both the Evo and Twinshock classes next week.
Please check your details and allocated riding numbers. If you do not have a number allocated, please CHECK the list to ensure your number is available and if so e-mail the Secretary, dithompson15@gmail.com who will do her best to allocate your preferred number. This will not show immediately on this site, but you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
Obviously, with Covid restrictions currently in place there are still many unknowns, but as the UK returns to a reasonable level of normality, the organising team is progressing at full pace for the event in September.
Please keep checking this site for any further updates.
The action image shows Nicoll fighting off the challenge from Van Dijck in the 2019 event.

A different view on February 1st

A different view on February 1st

For the past few years February 1st has heralded the day when entries open each year for the event in September.
Of course, this year is different in as much as when the 2020 event was postponed, each Rider and Team were allowed to carry their entries forward to the event scheduled for September this year.
Today, with the rollout of the vaccines and continued social distancing taking place at the moment, we are staying positive that the event will go ahead in September as planned. We will monitor the situation in the next few months and make a firm announcement by July to allow everyone to make final plans.
In the meantime, in order to whet your appetites we aim to publish a full start list in April.

Team Belgium and Germany MX Classic take honours

Team Belgium and Germany MX Classic take honours

In what many describe as the "best ever", the eleventh running of the event took place in perfect conditions over the weekend.
As expected, Belgium, USA and England were the front runners in the main Evo competition which was decided in the final moto of the day when the Belgian squad doubled their advantage to nineteen points over the USA quartet. England suffered an early setback when Stephen Sword crashed heavily early on Saturday in the qualifying session so the three remaining riders had to ensure they finished all four motos.
In the secondary Twinshock Vets MXdN, Team Classic Germany dominated proceedings, packing their three point scoring riders into the top six positions in every moto. England finished second thanks to the USA suffering one maximum in the final moto when only two of their team finished the race.
Impressive racing was also witnessed by the large crowd in the supporting races and we look forward to a full report from our Media Partners, Trials and Motocross News on Thursday.
Details of the 2020 event will be released on this website during November.