The company Dorna Off-Road (DOR), promoter and holder of the rights for the Motocross of Nations, informed the FIM about serious problems affecting the organization of the Motocross of Nations due to take place in Competition Park, San Jacinto, California, on September 28-29.
According to DOR, these problems generated uncertainty and confusion over the effective realization of this event. Therefore, DOR requested the local organizer, Competition Park Motocross Sports Inc., to provide evidence and to confirm that it was still holding all the valid rights, licenses and authorisations in order to organize the event. Furthermore, DOR also sought the official position of the United States Department of the Interior, which replied in a letter received this morning, indicating that “the Department believes the motocross project is an illegal operation and has to be shut down.” Consequently, DOR indicated that it had no other alternative but to request the cancellation of the Motocross of Nations in San Jacinto, and this was accepted by the FIM Executive Board.
However, considering the prestige and tradition of the Motocross of Nations, the event will be re-scheduled in Bellpuig, Spain, on October 19-20.