Attempt of a new race calendar

Update to the season - Dates 2020

As announced in mid-April, a new racing calendar follows according to the current state of information. A lot has happened since the last update and therefore we may be approaching a feasible scenario.

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The year 2020 is definitely one of the most difficult times. The problem of the corona has a huge influence on our entire life and above all, on how we get to spend our free time. The past few weeks and months have proven, that there are more important things, as a weekend of chasing a best time on a taped race track. The strain, caused by Corona, on the racing series we provide is unmistakable. The main priority is currently to bring the social and economic system closer to a state prior the crisis, but some areas - especially the leisure sector - continue to be viewed critically.

Of course we were in constant exchange with the local event organizers within the last weeks to debate whether any race events are possible or not this season. Difficulties of planning are based on the different political regulations in the countries and the uncertain development of the guidelines. Even now it´s not yet possible to predict with total certainty what the near future will be like. This uncertainty is an extremely big obstacle for many event organizers. Ultimately it´s almost impossible to risk expenses by the event managers that might not be refunded by an actual event taking place. You have to keep in mind that a downhill race can hardly be planned and organised with a financial excess. Therefore, it´s safer for some event organizers to cancel a race straight away, than risking expenses that might lead to their financial ruin.

Nevertheless, we love our sport and would be over the moon to be able to hold a few races this year. This is an attempt of ours, based on the current state of information, to issue a calendar that can be carried out. However, we have to explicitly point out that also this plan can still change a little. In the future we will update the website immediately, in case of cancellations, postponements or changes becoming official. Below you will find the race calendar that appears to be possible at the moment:

22.-23.08.20 Specialized RockShox Rookies Cup Steinach (GER)
28.-30.08.20 iXS European Downhill Cup Brandnertal (AUT)
04.-06.09.20 iXS Downhill Cup Ilmenau (GER)
12.-13.09.20 Specialized RockShox Rookies Cup Schöneck (GER)
18.-20.09.20 iXS Downhill Cup Winterberg (GER)
25.-27.09.20 iXS European Downhill Cup Maribor (SLO)
02.-04.10.20 iXS Downhill Cup Willingen (GER)

We will comment on the current process within one of the next few weeks on our news feed. This will include, for e.g. Registration, implementation and the assessment of single races as well as the overall ranking. Until then, stay healthy and keep fit!

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