AINTREE club chiefs have broken silence and released details of their 2019 season delays.
Bosses had announced last week that the pre-season test day and first two rounds would be axed, with the remaining three rounds of the year suspended until further notice.
And now they’ve revealed why there has been a hold up, citing track surface updates and safety measures which must be put in place per the ACU’s directive from a March circuit inspection.
A statement from Aintree MCRC’s Committee and Directors reads:
“The problem we have had is due to the fact that the ACU has not issued the club with a track certificate and permits required for us to race in 2019. These were applied and paid for in December 2018 at which time the regulations and entry forms were submitted for approval.
“Eventually, after many phones call the ACU organized an independent track inspection – this took place on the 26th March 2019, leaving us insufficient time to implement the various safety measures highlighted in the report.
“The main problems are the provision of a substantial amount of additional protection and the deteriorating track surface. Resolution of both issues is currently being investigated by the committee and directors of the club.
”Thank you to all the club members for your continued patience and offers of help it is well appreciated.”
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