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2020 Sidecarcross and Quadcross of European Nations cancelled!
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2020 Sidecarcross and Quadcross of European Nations cancelled!

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It is with great regret that FIM Europe has to announce the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Sidecarcross and Quadcross of European Nations which was to have been held at Varsseveld in The Netherlands on 3rd and 4th of October.

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The decision has been jointly made between FIM Europe, the KNMV and the Varsseveld organiser because of the uncertainty of travel for some teams, the financial impact that the Covid 19 virus has had on the competitors and their Federations, and also the fact that although the Dutch government will allow sporting fixtures to resume as from September, but with no public attendance. Without spectators the event is obviously not financially viable.

The Sidecarcross of Nations has been organised continuously and successfully since the year 2000 and was joined by the Quadcross of Nations in 2009. This annual National team event is of the highest importance to FIM Europe and is regarded by organisers and FMN’s as a highly prized event to organise. In recent years team entries have increased and it now attracts Nations from other Continents. The best Quad riders and Sidecar drivers and passengers on the planet are in action at this event every year.

The Chairman of the FIM Europe Motocross Commission, Mr.Eddie Herd, stated that this was a difficult decision for everybody to make and is very sad that this highly regarded and prestigious event cannot be held this year. However, Mr. Herd is certain that the event will return stronger next year in France at the excellent Dardon Gueugnon track.

Mr.Herd also expresses his sincere thanks to the Varsseveld club and the KNMV for their continued support and hopes that this event can be scheduled at Varsseveld in 2022.