Former national champion to be absent from final three rounds of 2021.
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross expert analyst Grant Langston has quit his role in the series broadcast, that decision made effective immediately.
Former national champion Langston made the announcement in a social media post to explain his position, which is in relation to the pandemic and requirements to attend events.
“Apparently a couple of people in the TV compound have tested positive for covid-19, so I just found out that even though if I get a negative test back I still cannot go to the race this weekend at Ironman because I have not been vaccinated,” Langston stated.
“If you get a negative test and you have been vaccinated you can go, so it’s not – in my opinion – really about covid, it’s about the vaccine. This is coming to me that its the new CDC guidelines, not necessarily MAV, Lucas or NBC, so it’s a pretty unfortunate situation.
“With that said, they did tell me I could come to the final two events, but I must say I’m a little frustrated that with a negative test I still cannot go. After a lot of thought, I have made the decision to quit Pro Motocross announcing effective immediately.
“It’s a pity it has to end this way, it was a great run – almost eight seasons. Thanks everyone for all the kind words and the compliments over the years, it’s meant a lot to me. It’s a tough job sometimes, you get very self-conscious. As I said, again, it’s tough that it has to be like this, but I’ve made my decision.”
Langston has been in the booth alongside Jason Weigandt for near a decade, proving exceptionally popular during that period. He was also due to be part of the coaching staff in this weekend’s MX Sports Pro Racing Scouting Moto Combine at Ironman.