US will not participate in rescheduled MXDN

Just posted on Racer X - The MXDN fiasco continues..

October 7, 2002

U.S. Will Not Field Team at Rescheduled Motocross des Nations

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The United States will not field a team in the rescheduled 2002 Motocross of Nations, which will take place in Bellpuig, Spain, on October 19-20.

The international Olympic-style motocross event was originally announced for San Jacinto, California, on September 28-29. It was canceled, however, when organizers appointed by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) encountered problems obtaining approval to use the newly-built Competition Park venue.

"It's unfortunate that we cannot field a team," said Scott Hollingsworth, AMA Pro Racing CEO, "but the time frame on the relocation was too tight. There are numerous schedule conflicts for our riders, and the costs associated with sending a team, support staff and equipment to Spain at such a late date was also a factor."

Hollingsworth noted that the absence of a U.S. team is especially disappointing since the American squad withdrew from the 2001 event after the events of September 11.

"The AMA is proud of its long involvement in the Motocross of Nations," Hollingsworth said, "and we look forward to rejoining this traditional event and the friendly rivalry among FIM federations in the future." Information on the 2002 Motocross of Nations is available on the internet at ww.dorna.com or www.fim.ch/en.

Australia is out too. The sooner they get rid of DORNA the better IMHO. They have screwed world motocross and put the price range well out of most countries prices range. They wanted $600,000 for Australia to run a MX GP again. Where does a country like Australia get that much money ???. We probably only have a couple of thousand MX riders. :)

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