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British Motocross Championship event at Lyng is called off because of wet conditions

PUBLISHED: 13:04 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:04 08 March 2018

Organisers have been forced to call off Sunday's British Motocross Championship at Lyng. Picture: Archant

Organisers have been forced to call off Sunday's British Motocross Championship at Lyng. Picture: Archant

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Organisers have been forced to scrap Sunday’s big British Motocross Championship event at Lyng.

Overnight rain and the forecast of more to come in the next 48 hours has forced the hand of organisers.

Instead of hosting the opening round of the series, the Norwich Viking MCC will now run the final round, on October 14.

“Calling off a meeting of any size is never a decision to be taken lightly,” said series manager Stuart Drummond. “But there has been prolonged heavy rain in the area and with more rain expected over the next few days we’ve been left with no choice. The track itself can take a lot of rain – although some parts are heavily waterlogged – but our main concern is the paddock area and spectator car parks. For a meeting of this size and prestige it is simply unacceptable to have to tow people in and out, not to mention the damage this would do to the land.”

The championship will now start on April 1 at Culham Moto Park in Oxfordshire.

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