Tras la asamblea realizada hoy día 16 de mayo por los delegados de la FISD y el organizador del Campeonato de Europa Speeddown a celebrar este año en Freital (Alemania), se ha decidido en la misma postponer el campeonato al año 2022.
Tras la asamblea, este era el mensaje que enviaba la directiva de la Federación Internacional de SpeedDown:
European Championship 2021 in Freital, Germany
Dear members, dear interested parties, dear friends,
One year later, even if we see a rather positive evolution of the pandemic in many countries, especially the improvement of the freedom of travel between countries without quarantine, it remains on the daily agenda and occupies our thoughts.
The impact it leaves in terms of health, finance and psychology is still significant. The improvements obtained are sensitive and are often accompanied by heavy, strict, although understandable, hygiene concepts.
The financial situation of the sponsors is severely affected or weakened. Volunteers, essential to the organization of such an event, worried about the pandemic situation and hesitate or withdraw. The number of spectators is severely limited by government security concepts. Not to mention the difficulty for some countries to participate for various reasons. Thus, the number of participants is also affected.
Last but not least, everything mentioned above leads to an unsustainable financial outlook for the organizer of the European Championship.
This forces us, in agreement with the organizer and with great regret, to provide you with the following information:
The European Championship of Speeddown 2021 in Freital Germany is postponed to the year 2022.
Despite the current situation, we would like to give you the opportunity to be informed about all the races that would welcome international participants this year. To do this, you can click on the calendar section of our new website www.speeddown.eu and get information directly from the organizers. These are not FISD races, but we invite you to participate. We will update this page as soon as the organizers ask us to publish their race.
We are convinced that 2022 will be the big comeback with the European Championship in Germany that we are looking forward to and we expect you to come in large numbers to this event.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and see you next year in Freital!
Office of the FISD