Following an e-mail from the German Federation late on Monday evening, stating that there were no guarantees that the Riders and support teams travelling to Gustrow for Saturdays FIM World Under 21 qualifier would have exemptions from having to self-isolate for a period of 10 days on their arrival in Germany, the Young Lions management made the heart-breaking decision to withdraw Tom Brennan and Drew Kemp from the Qualifier.
Young Lions boss Neil Vatcher commented “The lead up to this Qualifier has been very stressful. We have tried many different avenues for getting the riders to compete in this competition without having to self-isolate for 10 days once in Germany, as this is the current government regulation for citizens travelling from the UK to Germany.
It goes without saying that with their British commitments, it was absolutely impossible for Tom and Drew to be able to do this, therefore late on Monday night, after consulting with the Riders and their families, we unfortunately had to withdraw from this year’s competition.
Image credits: Taylor Lanning.