FIM President Vito Ippolito pledged his support for the new North American motorcycle race series MotoAmerica.
MotoAmerica, the new North American road racing series launched by Wayne Rainey and the KRAVE Group LLC, has received another important pledge of support: from the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the global governing and sanctioning body for international motorcycle racing.
Vito Ippolito, president of FIM, gave his support for the new MotoAmerica road racing series by saying, “We are very excited about the potential of the new MotoAmerica road racing series. American motorcycle racing has always been important to the FIM, and we are proud to be a part of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Motorcycle Road Racing Championship.”
“The FIM is the premier governing body for motorcycle racing worldwide,” Rainey said. “MotoAmerica and everyone at the KRAVE Group LLC are honored to have the endorsement of Mr. Ippolito and the FIM. This FIM support will allow our series to become a recognized member of the international motorcycle racing community, paving the way for our riders to make the transition to international road racing championships like World Superbike and MotoGP in the future.”
MotoAmerica is the new North American roadracing series created in 2014. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Grand Prix Champion Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner.