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
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