2017 Motocross of Nations at Glen Helen Cancelled

Cycle News Staff | September 27, 2016

Youthstream, the organization that runs the FIM MXGP Championship and Motocross of Nations announced today that the 2017 MXoN will not take place at California’s Glen Helen Raceway, as previously announced. There was no mention in the press release on a new location or if there will be an MXGP event held at the facility.

Read the full release below:

MONACO (Principality of Monaco), 27 September 2016 – Mr Giuseppe Luongo, Youthstream President, and Mr Bud Felkamp, President of the Glen Helen Raceway, had a meeting at the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Maggiora and in common agreement they have decided to not organize the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Glen Helen in 2017.

Glen Helen Raceway and Youthstream have worked in close cooperation over the last 2 years and both entities have invested serious funds for the organization of the MXGP of USA but despite the quality of the organization, the excellent racing and the massive media coverage the fan attendance was much lower than expected and also much lower than what this event deserves.

For such a prestigious event which deserves and needs an outstanding fan participation the risk is too high, and this is the main reason why it has been decided in common agreement to not organize the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in 2017 in Glen Helen. If the situation changes in the future both parties would be keen to work together again.

The 2017 Motocross of Nations at Glen Helen has been cancelled
Glen Helen Raceway has hosted a round of the FIM MXGP series the last two years with relatively weak fan attendance. But it was widely expected that the facility would be packed for an MXoN.

We will share more information as it becomes available.

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