Round Five in Czech Republic moves to Kaplice
Following the dramatic fourth round in Lange Estonia which saw Etienne Bax and Ondrej Cermak penalised ten places thereby losing them the series lead, all eyes were on the next round in Dalecin, Czech Republic.
With such a short six-round and twelve-race title chase for 2022, the chance for Bax/Cermak to make up those lost points depended on the full calendar being available.
Due to the difficulties of the global financial climate, local government issues and other factors outside the control of everyone, the planned fifth round in Dalecin cannot now proceed as intended.
Given the already shortened schedule and the added importance of seeing a worthy and meaningful championship chase, the team at WSC, the FIM and all involved parties urgently sought a replacement venue.
We are delighted to announce that the Kaplice motocross complex in South Bohemia, close to the Austrian border, has now undertaken to run the GP on the scheduled dates (September 3-4th). This is great news, and the result of a large degree of cooperation between all parties.
Round Five therefore is still on target, and we all eagerly to look forward to the usual warm welcome given by the Czech spectators and general public on what will be a crucial weekend for the defending champions and the new series leaders Kert Varik and Lari Kunnas.
WSC would like to thank all concerned for their assistance in this late change, and sincerely hope to be working with the Dalecin organisers in the future.
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From Barry Nutley