News 19 Jul 2010

World MX: Broadford's 2011 season opener unconfirmed

Motorcycling Victoria has played down talk of a Motocross World Championship round at Broadford in 2011, releasing a statement today to inform that the round isn’t yet 100 percent confirmed despite featuring on the FIM’s provisional calendar for next season.

“As a result of the FIM releasing its 2011 Provisional Calendars, there has been a lot of conjecture suggesting that Victoria, via Broadford will host a round of the FIM Motocross World Championship next year,” the statement read.

“Motorcycling Victoria (MV) would like to state on the record, that there are no signed or official commitments to host a championship round in 2011. MV are currently in negotiations to see if the hosting of such an event could become a reality, but as of yet, have nothing concrete to report.

“Should this situation change, and when further information becomes available, MV will certainly let everyone know, but for now there is nothing further to be added. MV will continue to work in the best interests of the sport in this State, and indeed, for the benefit of motorcycling in Australia.”

Broadford’s State Motorcycle Sports Complex is owned by Motorcycling Victoria, the state governing body still in negotiations with Youthstream over the official running of the highly publicised event.