“Each year, we learn more about competing at this World Championship event and how to get better as a team,” said Kallonen. “I expect 2013 to be no different as we build on last year’s successes and improve on other areas. We’re excited for the 2013 qualifiers to get under way. In addition to our World Trophy, Junior Trophy and Women’s Trophy teams, we want to send the strongest possible contingent we can, and the qualifiers help ensure that. Plus, they are a great way for local riders, whether or not they intend to advance to the ISDE, to come out and experience the unique format of the World Enduro Championship.”
Kallonen added that he’s confident the 2013 management team will provide exceptional support.
“With last year being the first year with some operational changes, we have put together another great team of experienced support staff for this year,” Kallonen said. “Each member of the team brings years of experience and will be great asset to reach our goals. Our goal is to provide the smoothest operation possible so the riders can focus on racing and winning.”
The International Six Days Enduro is the world’s largest annual off-road motorcycle competition. Since 1913, countries have sent their best off-road racers to exotic locations around the world to be tested on everything from sandy beaches to rocky crevices to deep woods to motocross tracks for the event’s top prize: the ISDE World Trophy. In addition to the World Trophy Team, each year the AMA sends a contingent that includes America’s top junior, women, vet and amateur off-road racers, racing for team awards, individual honor and American pride.
The AMA’s ISDE effort would be impossible without the support of various companies. In addition to riders’ individual manufacturer and product sponsors, direct team sponsors include Wellard, Arai, Worldwide Material Handling Products, Spectro, Motion Pro, Radiant Global Logistics and Moose Racing.