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cancellation of the Maxxis UK Supermoto Championship - 19th July 2004


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    It is with great regret, that we have to announce today, the immediate cancellation of the Maxxis UK Supermoto Championship.

    As a result of the tragic events which occurred recently at the BSB meeting at Brands Hatch, copious litigation and extremely thorough investigations by all parties of the various Sporting Codes and other rules which govern Road Racing (and therefore Supermoto in this country) have inevitably followed. Dave Stewart, the CEO of our organising club, BMCRC is of the opinion that the Maxxis UK Supermoto Championship has been placed in an untenable position by some of the early actions within these investigations.

    Dave's personal statement follows below and whilst we are obviously extremely disappointed at his decision, we acknowledge his professionalism and unwavering support for the safety and welfare of his competitors above any personal or corporate financial gain.

    We would like to thank all our generous sponsors, Maxxis Tyres, Vans Direct, Stoneco, Triple A Racing, Motors TV, Buff Clothing, Aprilia, CCM, Husaberg, Husqvarna KTM & Yamaha for their invaluable support in 2004.

    Once the difficulties referred to above are resolved, we will bring you more exciting Supermoto racing in 2005.

    "It is with sincere regret, that due to practical, political and liability related issues, the above series will not continue for the remainder of the 2004 season. As CEO of the organising club, I apologise for any disappointment howsoever caused, but the MRO - BMCRC will not be organising any further Supermoto meetings until all the various organisations involved have a compatible set of liability criteria. I have not taken this decision lightly, but feel that it is the only path open to us at this point in time.

    The other parties involved in the promotion of this series are to be congratulated for their professionalism and are in no way implicated in the sequence of events that have brought us to this juncture.

    I do believe that Supermoto has a future in the UK, but it will not truly become mainstream until everyone concerned faces up to our current litigation infested culture and addresses the issue. The diversion into Supermoto by the MRO was driven by me personally and I have to accept that its inauspicious end has to be properly accounted for, regardless of the outside influences.

    I have a contractual obligation to the BMCRC for 7 remaining Road-Race events until October 2004, at which point my resignation from my current post will be the first item of business on the Chairman's desk".

    Dave Stewart, BMCRC-MRO