Announced this morning via a Zoom based online press conference, Williams Event Management WEM’s Kevin Williams delivered the news that effective immediately, his organisation would be stepping down from promoting the 2020 MXstore MX Nationals series.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 outbreak and after the recent outbreaks within Victoria that has once again seen restrictions tighten up, the viability of running the series that was scheduled to start in August was dealt it’s final blow.
Kevin Williams commented;
“The likelihood of state borders remaining closed or forcing imposed self isolation measures on out of state competitors along with the inability to have a crowd at the events or even have confirmation on how many attendees would be possible, are two of the major contributing factors to this decision”.
He added further;
“ It has been my life’s work promoting the MX Nationals for the past twenty three years. It was already public knowledge that this was our final year promoting the series and that we would hand the commercial rights back to Motorcycling Australia for 2021, however COVID-19 has left with no choice but to withdraw from running the 2020 season and bring this change forward, effective immediately, to protect what I feel is the integrity of the sport and the MX Nationals series”
In an emotional closing statement, Williams thanked everyone who has been a part of WEM’s journey at the head of the sport for the past two decades.
“ I want to take this final opportunity to thank everyone who has been a part of the MX Nationals family during our time together. From the numerous staff at WEM, the riders and teams, to all of our sponsors and stakeholders, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything we have achieved to grow the sport together”.
WEM will remain involved in the sport working with AME Management as the Race Management partner of the Australian Supercross series.
Motorcycling Australia will now assess options to see if there is potential to run a series with an adapted model for the 2020 season. Any further information and inquiries regarding the 2020 Australian Motocross Championships should be directed to MA on 03 9684 0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org