What a day for being a MXGP fan! In matters of hours, the MXGP Championship receives a pair of updates related to the calendar. First, Spain will host two Grand Prix in the same season for the first time in history with the GP of Intu-Xanadu programmed for May 11th and 12th, and now Lugo (Prado´s native city) confirmed the 2nd GP but the date of the event is still to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, the MXGP of Argentina, which will host the first race on March 9 and 10, is in doubt. Here are the last press release from the promoters:
Given the high demand of queries about the eighth edition of the MXGP Patagonia Argentina 2024, to be held on March 9-10 in Villa La Angostura, the organization of the race informs that it is waiting for a formal response from the Government of the province of Neuquén.
Naturally, the organization of an international event of the dimension of the FIM Motocross World Championship, which has had continuity in Neuquén since 2015, involves months of work and planning. The race organization has maintained a continuous dialogue with the provincial government.
However, due to the prevailing date and the lack of certainty, the race organization has sent a formal note to the Governor, Rolando Figueroa, and the Minister of Tourism of Neuquén, Gustavo Fernández Capiet, waiting for a response in order to favorably develop a competition that has become a milestone for the sport and the region.
The MXGP Patagonia Argentina is one of the most important international events in Patagonia with figures of great positive impact for the region. Not only thanks to the thousands of fans from all over the continent that come to Villa La Angostura to enjoy the only date in the American continent of the championship, but also for the return on investment that this competition brings thanks to the 611 million (according to metrics audited by the promoter of the category) of global potential unique viewers per Grand Prix worldwide.
The race organizers would particularly like to thank the patience and understanding of the thousands of fans who are anxious for details on ticket sales. The intention of the organization is to provide all the information as soon as possible.
+Eventos (local organizer) and Infront Moto Racing (Promoter of the category) are willing and cooperating for the favorable realization of the MXGP Patagonia Argentina 2024.