Canada Not Attending MXdN

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8/21/2019 11:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2019 12:22 PM

The CMA trying to make themselves look good (3rd paragraph). It's bullshit. They're the one's making it difficult for everyone.



To learn more about why the CMA needs to go away, you can listen to what our last team manager, Kourtney Llyod, who managed the team for 3 years had to say and how she was treated HERE.

And for any Canadians lurking there's also a PETITION you can read and sign.

Here's what this year's team manager Carl Bastedo had to say:

"The Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council, MMIC (of which I was one of the founders in 1971). Thru its arm, the Motorcyclist’s Confederation of Canada, MCC, have decided to boycott the FIM sanctioned Motocross of Nations.

In the past couple months; Honda Canada and its national motocross team, “Honda Canada GDR Fox Racing”, announced it was joining a boycott of the Motocross of Nations by its team riders.

On hearing this I met with the chair of the MCC. He confirmed with me that the MCC supported the teams boycott of the event. He also indicated he had spoken with other members of the industry, who confirmed to him that none of their riders would be available to attend the event as part of team Canada and they would offer no support.

In spite of this, I kept making arrangements for this year’s event and contacted team managers for Yamaha, Kawasaki and KTM to see if any of their riders would be available to represent Canada. Their answers were negative.

The majority of riders I contacted wanted to take part in the event. However, they realized without the support of their teams it would be a futile effort. It’s the riders who suffer in all this. For some, it’s one of their last chances to compete on the world stage and ride against many of the world’s best. For others, it’s an opportunity that may never come their way again.

For those who could have been selected it’s a lost year in their relatively short careers. The reason for all this has nothing to do with motocross. It has to do with the motorcycle industries desire for control and power when it comes to motorcycling in Canada. That is the reason they formed the MCC, which has the same mailing address as the MMIC. The MMIC, thru various organizations, has been fighting for more than 25 years to challenge the CMA’s right to exist and obtain FIM affiliation for the industry. The CMA is very aware of the MMIC’s history of questionable actions, especially during the 80’s.

Those with an interest in all this should ask themselves who is going to be in charge of each of their disciplines if the MMIC are successful in their bid to have the MCC named the FIM affiliate. As per the MCC’s website, www.motorcycling.ca there is currently no one involved in motocross on the MCC executive committee. The MCC competition council, which is largely made up of the heads of for profit companies, will control their various disciplines.
In the case of motocross, there is only one person on the competition council involved in motocross that person will obviously control all things motocross with the FIM.

The current motocross national sanctioning body relies on the MCC competition council, with its one motocross member, to adjudicate all protests at this year’s national series. Will a change of affiliate with the FIM be like jumping from the frying pan into the fire?"

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

8/21/2019 11:31 AM

CMA - GO AWAY

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8/21/2019 11:35 AM

Eat a bag of dicks Marilyn.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

8/21/2019 11:36 AM

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I burn dirt for years, and I can burn it with the best of em. Kickin dirt, killin rabbits with dirt clods. We aint seen another human like that.


8/21/2019 12:00 PM

Shame. Big loss for the fans and the event in general.

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8/21/2019 12:39 PM

DeStouwer wrote:

Shame. Big loss for the fans and the event in general.

It is a shame - but it’s absolutely necessary. The CMA needs to go, and their FIM affiliation allows them to cling to this event, and control an important aspect of Canadian motocross, even though they haven’t been involved in any Moto capacity for at least a decade. We’re better off to not send a team than to do it the way that the CMA did before Gauldy/Kourtney got involved, and they’ve been axed by the CMA in favour of Carl...

It’s pathetic.

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8/21/2019 1:20 PM

Thats very very IGNORANT for the CMA to say that a few are undermining the CMA’s efforts. Ffs they haven’t been relevant in Canadian moto since the early/mid 90’s

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8/21/2019 1:53 PM

Bwahahahaha

The CMA accusing someone-else of “questionable actions”...?

“The CMA is very aware of the MMIC’s history of questionable actions, especially during the 80’s.”

Hey, CMA, do you even Moto? Bwahahahaha

Hey, I know! Let’s shit on all the people that have worked their asses off these last few years & provided for Canada’s VASTLY improved presence at MXoN...oh, & let’s replace them...with Nepotism.

Damn. Talk about “shitting yourself” in front of EVERYONE.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

8/21/2019 5:08 PM

Par for the course. CMA isn’t relevant anymore...well for quite a while now.

It’s not just the CMA though. Canadian mx is a bunch of bs.

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8/21/2019 7:23 PM

That press release is laughable.

A lot of acronyms CMA, MMIC, MMC, FIM it’s all confusing and bullshit.

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8/21/2019 7:33 PM

Cool. US Kawasaki and Team Canada can prep for Elk season.

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8/21/2019 7:33 PM

Ramrod wrote:

That press release is laughable.

A lot of acronyms CMA, MMIC, MMC, FIM it’s all confusing and bullshit.

The LMNOP is highly offended by your comment.

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8/22/2019 12:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/22/2019 3:48 AM

For i welcome Canada in the bush league of motorsports.

We had similar situation here. Few tracks and teams boycotted corrupt association and waged "wars" for a few years but the newly formed association didn't get recognized by FIM and they quickly run out of steam and almost nothing changed. Now we have two federations but only one is recognized by FIM.

You can rest assured that if someone is able to do nothing for prolonged period of time while having dumb smirk on their face it is the great FI-of-muzahucking-M.

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8/22/2019 6:26 PM

CMA=Nepotism for well over 40 years now.

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8/22/2019 7:13 PM

This is a bummer for everyone. The more teams and riders from various countries, the better. Sorry to hear, Canada.

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8/22/2019 7:16 PM

Lets face it their not missing out on much. This 1 weekend a year track is going to be a crapheep.
If they were racing at a real MX track then they'd be missing out.

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8/22/2019 9:01 PM

That press release is not only embarrassing on it's own, I mean talk about petty, immature, and poorly written to boot. Add to the fact that the CMA has been a none entity in MX (and most everything else in motorcycling) for 25+ years and it only adds to mx in Canada. We SHOULD be sending a team every year, it is as simple as that.

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"If you don't put your work ahead of your talent, you won't win." Mike Babcock

8/22/2019 9:25 PM

CMA will do nothing, it is literally an old woman in a basement at this point.

It is sad. Before my time, I believe the Bastedos made some positive contributions to the sport.

I even somewhat supported their existence as a counterbalance to Stallybrass, but they have proven to be completely ineffective, and are only interested in wielding this pathetic power.

The FIM responds to one thing - bribes. The organization itself is a decades-long con, and graft is its lifeblood. Affiliate status could be had for a price, and Marilyn could finally be put to pasture. But since the MXON is all they have to offer, it's unlikely The Thompsons or anyone else would pay this price.

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8/23/2019 4:24 AM

Really suck for colton

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8/23/2019 11:58 AM

A Statement from Dave Grommett of the MMIC RE: MXdN

In the last couple of days there has been some innuendos and finger pointing towards the MMIC. Unfortunately we see this from time to time and it really is not conducive to motorcycling in Canada. The MMIC is a not for profit trade association and does not participate in competition events in Canada or internationally nor have we discussed participation in any specific events.

MMIC supports the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) and its Competition Council which represent all of the national championship race organizations including MRC, CSBK, WEC, WTC and Flat Track Canada. We support their efforts to grow the sport of motorcycling and to develop world class competitors. We are not a race organization or promoter but we would like to ensure that the organizations, clubs and riders are provided with the environment to succeed.

MMIC reports to its board of directors (members) and represents them as a unified trade organization. The MMIC is not involved in the business or marketing decisions of the individual companies or their race teams.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Sincerely

David Grummett

Director of Communications

MMIC, COHV, PSS
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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

8/23/2019 12:04 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote: A Statement from Dave Grommett of the MMIC RE: MXdN

In the last couple of days there has been some innuendos and finger pointing towards the MMIC. Unfortunately we see this from time to time and it really is not conducive to motorcycling in Canada. The MMIC is a not for profit trade association and does not participate in competition events in Canada or internationally nor have we discussed participation in any specific events.

MMIC supports the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) and its Competition Council which represent all of the national championship race organizations including MRC, CSBK, WEC, WTC and Flat Track Canada. We support their efforts to grow the sport of motorcycling and to develop world class competitors. We are not a race organization or promoter but we would like to ensure that the organizations, clubs and riders are provided with the environment to succeed.

MMIC reports to its board of directors (members) and represents them as a unified trade organization. The MMIC is not involved in the business or marketing decisions of the individual companies or their race teams.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Sincerely

David Grummett

Director of Communications

MMIC, COHV, PSS

Thanks for sharing that, Mav.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

8/23/2019 4:41 PM

MCC Issues Response to Carl Bastedo's Letter

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

8/23/2019 4:59 PM

It's a shame, really. They always have the best helmets.

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