MX Nationals return under review as WEM steps away effective immediately | News
Motorcycling Australia is in the process of reviewing the 2020 MX Nationals operations, format and dates to see how the series will proceed for the remainder of the year.
After 23 years, Kevin Williams of Williams Event Management (WEM) today made the decision to step away from the sport and the promotion and management of the MX Nationals effective immediately. This follows an earlier announcement made by Williams last month in which he stated WEM would be stepping down as MX Nationals promoter at the conclusion of this season.
Williams explained in a press conference this morning COVID-19 contributed to the promoter’s early departure from the role;
“It’s been a long journey and a major part of my life, but we didn’t expect COVID, and we didn’t expect not to go racing this year, but we are proud of what we achieved over 23 years,” Kevin said.
“I’ve always made decisions from a position of passion for the sport, and I want to thank everyone for being a part of the journey.
“I encourage all riders and members of the sport and industry to support their local clubs and hopefully we can see some opportunity for national racing when borders open up properly.
“Thank you, everybody, for your great support.”
MA CEO Peter Doyle said: “Kevin Williams and his team have poured their heart and soul into running the MX Nationals and we thank them for more than 20 years of tireless work”.
“The MX Nationals have faced plenty of challenges in those 20 years and Kevin, his team and partners, have boasted many success stories, with a myriad of riders using the championship as a stepping stone in their careers to race in America and Europe.
“The MX Nationals are a critical component of a healthy motocross scene in Australia and to create opportunities for riders to progress into world championship series.”
MA is now in the process of reviewing the 2020 championship operations, format and dates to see how the series will proceed for the remainder of the year in the COVID-19 period.
Further announcements will be made available in due course.