As the 2022 season comes to a close, many champions were crowned and memories made - we are proud of every one of our finishers! The top Men's and Women's athletes also compete for a spot on the coveted USA Trials Des Nations Team. The Trial Des Nations is an annual international competition hosted by the FIM which sees the top 3 riders from every country for both men and women compete for top spot on the podium! The competition is a team style no-stop trials event where the 3 riders each get an attempt at every section (15 sections, 2 loops) but only the top 2 out of 3 rides on each section count for score. This strategic competition gives the competition a unique feel and the international comradery is second to none!
We are pleased to announce the following will be our team for this years TDN in Monza, Italy on September 24 & 25, 2022:
Women's Team: Maddie Hoover, Kylee Sweeten, and Courtney Allison
Men's Team: Josh Roper, Daniel Blanc-Gonnet, and Alex Myers.
The team has created a go-fund-me in an effort to alleviate the tremendous cost associated with competing overseas - Please consider donating to help these great athletes represent the USA on the world trials stage!
Follow along the journey on their facebook page:
After considerable discussion, it has been decided that there will not be additional events scheduled to make up for the cancelled Colorado National rounds. Many people were consulted including manufacturer teams, riders, potential host organizations, as well as NATC officers, volunteers and board members. It was felt that there is just too much risk involved in trying to put together a successful and well attended National under current circumstances.
Again, I would like to thank everyone at the Rocky Mountain Trials Association (RMTA) for all the effort they put into the Colorado National. It was going to be a superb event and hopefully we’ll be able to return to Colorado in the near future.
The 2022 AMA/NATC MotoTrials Series will continue as scheduled with Rounds 7 & 8 (Eastern Regional Rounds 3 & 4) on June 11th/12th in Gilbert, MN. This will conclude the 2022 AMA/NATC National Series. AMA Western Regional awards will be based on the California rounds.
North American Trials Council
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The next rounds of the 2022 season will be here before you know it. If you want to join us for some awesome 2-wheeled fun and want to save some $$$ while you're at it, sign up online today at https://www.dabtracker.com/MotoTrials and reserve your spot!
𝗥𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝟳 & 𝟴: June 11th and 12th in Gilbert, MN, hosted by UMTA (Upper Midwest Trials Association). Online sign-up closes, Friday, May 27th.
Be sure to check out all event details for the upcoming Minnesota rounds here: https://umta.org/national
Click here to head over to the Sign Up Page.
The schedule start with:
Then back-to-back weekends:
We look forward to seeing you.
The 2022 AMA\NATC Supplemental Rules have been posted here. Everyone is encouraged to read the entire document but the summary of major changes are included below:
New requirements for issuing Manufactures and Press bibs. (NATC Supplemental Rules, Sec. 14)
14.A: Two Red bibs will be issued to each Manufacturer to allow Manufacturer personnel access to the Course (loop), but under no circumstances, can it be used to access the sections. Representatives of the Manufacturer must meet the same requirements as other riders on the course (i.e., AMA Membership, sign release) and possess enough ability to navigate the loop in a safe manner. Manufacturer’s bibs can only be issued during signup and technical inspections. The Motorcycle being used by the representative must go through and pass technical inspection (other than jersey and number plate requirements) as all
other motorcycles on the loop.
14.B: The Trial-Master of each event can deny issuance of a manufacturer’s bib and furthermore can remove the bib for cause.
Class name change:
Clubwoman (was Women Clubman)
Year End Points:
10.D: 1 additional championship point shall be awarded to the rider with the lowest loop score on each loop. In case of a tie for lowest score on a loop, no points would be awarded.
Exhibition Class (NATC Supplemental Rules, Sec. 2.C)
2.C.15: Exhibition Class is a non-competition class (no points or awards are earned) – The rider must display the color number plate of the class they will ride. The rider must also qualify in age or motorcycle displacement designated for classes restricted because of age and/or Motorcycle displacement. The rider will be treated like every other rider at the event with all the rules that apply. No rider can display the number plate color of the Pro class or ride the “Pro line” unless first obtaining a Top-Class Credential.
Minder Requirements (NATC Supplemental Rules. Sec. 4)
4.6: A Minder must sign all required release forms and wear approved riding apparel and wear the minder bib on their person during competition. (Name on the back of their jersey is optional)
4.7: A Minder must abide by all applicable rules. Minders are only allowed in the Sections when their Riders are attempting a Section or as otherwise allowed by the Observer. Any penalty assigned by an observer to a minder will be added to their riders score.
4.9: Minders or other competitors may assist other Minders, with approval from the observer.
4.13: The Trial-Master of each event can, for cause, deny issuance of a minder bib and furthermore can remove the bib from use.