U.S. team to miss FIM Jr. Motocross World Championship due to scheduling conflict

AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

FIM Jr. World Motocross Championship overlaps AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

PICKERINGTON, OH – July 27, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The American Motorcyclist Association is disappointed that a scheduling conflict prevents the U.S. team from attending the FIM Jr. Motocross World Championship in Estonia on July 30.

“Unfortunately, the date for the FIM Jr. Motocross World Championship overlaps with the start of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship we host at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch every year,” AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow said.

The U.S. team has missed the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme event the past two years. In 2015, the Jr. Motocross World Championships were scheduled too close to the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, and in 2016 the U.S. team was unable to acquire support to race in Russia.

“We are working closely with FIM on this to ensure that the U.S. team will be able to compete in future events,” Bigelow said. “We hope to be able to return next year. Meanwhile, we wish all the world championship contenders good fortune.”

The U.S. team has won the team title at the FIM Jr. World Motocross Championship four of the five times it has attended.

In addition to team titles, U.S. riders have won four individual titles. They include Eli Tomac, the 2010 125cc champion; Jake Pinhancos, the 2011 65cc champion; Joey Savatgy, the 2012 125cc champion; and Aiden Tijero, the 2013 65cc champion.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

Not a member? Join the AMA today.

Source: American Motorcyclist Association

AMA Press Release

####