Ahead of the first round of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross an FIM World Championship the FIM President accompanied by the FIM Medical and Motocross Commission Directors met with representatives of the teams participating in the series.
The meeting was held at the Angel Stadium, Anaheim California on Friday, in the presence of representatives of Feld Entertainment and the American Motorcycling Association (AMA). It was an important opportunity for all to discuss the concerns of the teams regarding the FIM Anti-doping Program particularly in relation to aspects of the results management process. The teams stated their support for the Anti-Doping Program but highlighted the need to improve timeliness, transparency and communication during the results management process.
The FIM President acknowledged their concerns and outlined the changes already made by the FIM to improve the results management process as well as agreeing to further actions as an outcome of the meeting.
“We were pleased to have the FIM president in attendance for the first round of AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship in Anaheim, California, to participate in a meeting with the teams to discuss the changes the FIM has made to its anti-doping program.” concluded AMA President & CEO Rob Dingman.
“I was very happy to attend the opening of the Supercross season, one of the most important events we have, very well managed by Feld Entertainment, our promoter for this competition. We took the opportunity to meet with all the Team Managers in order to present improvements in our anti-doping programme in particular the recent agreement with USADA. We have committed to further improve this program in response to our meeting and I believe the future will prove we are all working together to ensure the health and safety of our riders”, Concluded FIM President Jorge Viegas.