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I guess it's time to discuss the massive elephant in the room. I would assume by all of the cancelations of events world wide that the season will be postponed at the minimum. I would assume this applies to the HPDE also. Can someone please confirm.

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

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Hi Steve

The HPDE has been cancelled - at least for now. All participants have been notified and refunded their entrance fee. We hope that it can held at some date later in the year.

There is a great summary in the new Aficionado.

Edited by donrolandofurioso

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As it stands right now, we are not allowed to do any racing activities....as a matter of fact, GMP is actually locked down right now. We are hoping that Phase II brings some relieve of the rules, and we can start having some cars on the track again. Whether that means that instructors can sit beside students in the same car remains to be seen....

Realistically, there is probably no HPDE until sometime in fall...

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Could we work to establish protocols for a limited open track day? 

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Soon the world will see the truth, people will start to wake up. It's happening now and it's only a matter of time. The old ways are coming to an end. Then I hope we too can get back to "normal"

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@ Matter:  I could see protocol topics such as:

  1. Registration:
    1. online only
    2. have all paperwork submitted via email 2 days prior to the event
  2. Meetings (marshals, drivers, etc):
    1. take place outdoors
    2. maintaining social distancing
    3. use of megaphone / mic / amp / speaker
    4. handouts of track layout with basic rules du jour
  3. Ride - alongs: only house hold members
  4. Washroom sanitation: YES - LOTS (frequent sanitizing) and/or installation of hands free:
    1. hand sanitizers
    2. wash faucets
    3. paper towel dispensers (definitely NOT air blowing hand driers)
    4. toilets & urinal flushing
  5. Instruction, drivers and instructors in contact via cell phones (doubtful of efficacy):
    1. all drivers have hands free earpiece / microphone with cell phone
    2. instructors in a location where the entire track is visible or following in a chase vehicle
  6. marshals enforce social distancing measures

I'm sure there are more.

Peace, David

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Thanks @David Klassen, I'm hoping we can at least get a smaller event in that manner.  Identify what doesn't work, attempt to rectify.

Some possible restrictions:

  • No out of province visitors  :(
  • no drivers without a race licence
  • social aspect:   Gatherings of more than 10 people is still not permitted.   https://manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html   But maybe more from June?

So perhaps we can plan what is possible when that restriction is lifted and do so in a safe manner.

 

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We were part of a motocross practice at Grunthal over the weekend. 

70 participants, no spectators, minors with parents. All pit stall clearly marked for distance. All forms done on line and fees paid online. 

All were cautioned to practice social distancing. Those who did not comply, would be asked to leave. 

They were also told that the possibility existed of a visit to confirm the rules were being followed. I cannot say wether or not that happened. 

 

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