MARIGOT—SXM Moto Cross Association will be organising a Moto Cross and Quads event in the Bellevue moto cross park this coming Sunday, April 25, from 7:00am to 5:00pm.
According to organisers this will be a demonstration or practice day event rather than an all- competition. Still, there will be plenty of high-speed action, thrills and spills to keep the public entertained and about 60 riders in all categories are anticipated, depending on registration.
The early morning hours will be taken up with registration of participants from 8:15am to 8:50am followed by a muscle warm-up conducted by coach Fabienne, and a briefing for all riders.
Training races for kids begins from 9:15am to 9:25am riding the small PW50 Yamaha starter bikes on a short version of the adult course. At 9:25am the PW 50 category will again be on the small course and Quads on the large course. The series B (youth and adults mixed) category is at 9:40am and the Series A (experienced riders) category at 10:00am. Each category will have approximately 10-13 riders.
First practice races for all categories and Quads take place from 11:00am to 11:45 followed by the second practice round for all categories and Quads from 1:30pm to 2:20pm. The third practice round for all categories and Quads is from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Finishing ranking and results will be announced at 4:45pm.
Authorisation to hold the event was given by the Préfecture on April 7. A first aid tent and a doctor will be on site all day in case of accidents. The Gendarmerie is also expected to have a tent to promote their Securité Routière programme.
Vice-President and Secretary of SXM Moto Cross, Olivier Legoubey, said the track is expected to be dry and dusty on Sunday due to the absence of rain, but the course will be doable for everyone. The course will also include jumps.
Because of travel restriction overseas riders from Guadeloupe and Martinique are not likely to participate, and it will be predominantly local riders from St. Martin, St. Maarten, he said.
Among the participants Legoubey himself, a veteran Moto Cross rider, will enter the A Class. Also participating will be another veteran Moto Cross rider resident on the island Derek Nichol (72) from England who will race in the B Class.
Entry for the public is free on Sunday and food and refreshments will be available.