|August 23 (12:46)|
It is official! Travis Pastrana has just announced that Kevin Windham will replace Ronnie Mac on Team Puerto Rico at the Motocross of Nations. A small statement from Pastrana can be read below. Interesting, the official website of the team is no longer RonsOnTop.com. This indicates that Ronnie will not be involved in the team in any form from now on.
"Welcome to the team K-Dub! Not sure how the internet knew before we did, but it's official. I owe you one buddy! @NitroCircus #MXoN #TeamPuertoRico🇵🇷www.teampuertorico2018.com."
|August 21 (16:58)|
It seems that Team Puerto Rico are running into some hurdles. Travis Pastrana issued a statement on his social media moments ago, which confirms that Ronnie Mac has withdrawn from the team and that Nitro Circus will not be involved as much as they originally planned. The statement can be read in full below.
"To put it mildly, this past week has been nothing shy of a catastrophe. We had a clear goal to add (not take away from) the #MXON. Build up the #MXON to people outside the industry through what I still believe could have been one of the greatest documentary ever filmed. All while raising funds to help hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. We had approval from the top but it all came crumbling down. The chances of us making the A-Main at the MXON on 2-strokes was slim to none and our plan was never to effect the outcome of the event, but rather to show how tough this sport truly is and to be a part of what will surely be the most incredible MX event ever held in the USA.
"Thanks to the people trying to protect the sport, this now looks like a joke and we have taken attention away from the event I hold most dear to my heart. @NitroCircus has pulled out of the film project and Ronnie Mac has been pulled from the team. Having said that, I am a man of my word and I promised you guys I would race and the people of Puerto Rico that we would help. Ryan Sipes is not afraid to spend his own money, race his heart out or swing a hammer and that is what we are going to do. More announcements to come on the third rider."
Rumours from the USA indicate that Kevin Windham will replace Ronnie Mac, which would obviously be a much better pick, but an official announcement has not yet been made. Stay tuned to MX Vice for more.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Red Bull Content Pool/Cate Norian Koch