Press Release from Feld Entertainment – Supercross promoter
Feld Motor Sports announced today they will not renew their international sanctioning agreement with the Federation International de Motocyclisme (FIM) for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) will continue in its current role as the domestic sanctioning body.
AMA Supercross has operated under a dual sanctioning agreement for 20 years and Feld Entertainment would like to thank Jorge Viegas and the FIM for their years of partnership and support. As a result of the impact of Covid-19, we have decided to focus on North America for our live events, as we wait to see how international markets return to normalcy in the post-pandemic environment.
Supercross will continue to draw top riders from the U.S. as well as a diverse field of international athletes competing in the series that come from all corners of the globe, including Germany, France, Japan and Australia. We also continue other efforts to grow internationally to expand our global partnership and licensing agreements, and world-wide television contracts, which are seeing annual growth with our international, direct to consumer streaming platform that has subscribers in over 113 countries.
Supercross is the most competitive and highest-profile two-wheeled off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world and will continue to be the global stage and racing destination for the most talented athletes both domestically and internationally.
Founded in 1924, the AMA sanctions more motorcycle races than any other sanctioning body in the world and exclusively recognizes all amateur and professional national champions across every motorcycle racing discipline in the United States.