A Letter of Intent (LOI) and $75.00 fee is required from each rider who wishes to qualify for Team USA. The LOI and fee must be received by the AMA prior to the first qualifier entered by the rider.
The riders who earn a qualified position on the team to represent the United States in the 2008 ISDE must confirm with the AMA their ability to attend the ISDE by June 8, 2008. The 2008 ISDE team will be announced as early as possible after that date.
You must ride both days of a qualifier to receive a score. Scores from each day will be combined for your event score. FIM ISDE type evaluation or eval scoring will be used at ISDE Qualifiers, the class leader will receive a “0” score and everyone else will get a “0+” score based upon how many seconds they are behind the leader. To be eligible, you need receive a score from only one Qualifier. If you ride both qualifiers, your best score will be used.
The FIM requires that the six (6) member Trophy team have entries in all three (3) Displacement class. The four (4) member Junior trophy team must have riders in at least two (2) displacement classes and is open to riders who are under 23 years of age at January 1 of the year of the event. Three (3) member Women’s Trophy Team – pending 2008 FIM Rules.
Junior, Trophy and Women’s teams are selected by the ISDE Advisory Committee based on a rider’s Qualifier score, national or international standings for similar type competition, and/or prior ISDE experience. Any or all of these conditions will be considered for team placement with Qualifier scores the most important factor.
The Club teams will be selected based on the rider’s best qualifier score. Up to two (2) positions of the Club teams may be selected by the ISDE Advisory Committee. The remainder of the open positions will be selected based on the qualifying process below.
Riders will be eligible to participate on only one team. The qualifying riders will move up to the next qualifying position in the selection process as slots become available. For the purposes of qualifying, the three (3) FIM displacement classes will be used to determine eligibility. For Women (pending 2008 FIM rules) and Senior classes any displacement size may qualify.
The top six (6) finishing (lowest eval score) riders in each displacement class will be selected for the Club teams.
The top three (3) Senior riders, based on the best overall eval finish, 40 years of age as of the date of the event will serve as Senior Club team members.
The class that you qualify in is the class you will ride in at the ISDE if you are selected for the team.
100cc – 125cc – 2 stroke
175cc – 250cc – 4 stroke
175cc – 250cc – 2 stroke
290cc – 450cc – 4 stroke
290cc – 500cc – 2 stroke
475cc – 650cc – 4 stroke
Senior (any size machine)
Women’s (any size machine, pending 2008 FIM rules)