We all dealt, or are still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 virus. Belgium, most of Europe and even the world went in lockdown but still some of you lost a loved one and others became ill themselves. Some of you lost their job, temporary or otherwise, and some of you had to close your business temporarily because of the ‘Coronavirus’. Due to all these problems the 'SARS-CoV-2' virus created, some of you saw their household income drastically being reduced. Knowing that hurt us, and it’s obvious that Liam and his family wishes you a lot of strength in the upcoming months to overcome these problems.
Luckily there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Slowly but surely our lives are getting back to something what we could call normal. And, well, there are still some restrictions, riding a dirtbike at the local motocrosstracks in Belgium is also back allowed since the 4th of May.
So this past month Liam Everts has restarted his motocross training. Because of certain measures such as: “Only 20 riders on the track” and “only 40 +12 year old riders allowed on one day” combined with the “Restricted 30 minutes sessions” and “mandatory pre-registration”, Joel Smets handpicked a group of 20 in Belgium living, EMX or MXGP riders. With riders such as Tom Vialle, Thomas Kjer Olsen, Jed Beaton, Brent Vandoninck, Kay de Wolf, Romain Febvre, Clément Desalle and Liam Everts. This resulting in a group of 20 riders who weren’t a danger to themselves neither for each other, all riding in the same restricted 30 minute timeslot.
Liam, who rode all his training laps on his KTM 250 SX-F, had a great feeling riding between those fast guys. The young Belgian who seems to get a bit taller and a bit stronger every week is clearly ready for the retake of the motocross season. But when this will be is at the moment still uncertain.