|09-17-2001, 03:42 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2000
Member # 324
USA team not going to mxdes nations
September 14 , 2001
a general overall decision has been made by the riders, their families and
sponsors, AMA Pro Racing and Team USA officials to not attend the 2001
Motocross des Nations, which is set to take place in Namur, Belgium. An
announcement will go out later today. Due to the terrible events of Tuesday
afternoon, security concerns were raised about having the team to leave the
country so soon after "an act of war" took place against the United States.
The decision was that of the AMA and the team, not the three riders. There
will be no replacement team sent from the United States to Belgium. The team
was supposed to leave within ten days.
As for American fans planning to attend the event, it appears that many
airlines are offering full refunds for any flights departing from the United
States before the end of September
Family, Friends, riders and racers, its who we are.