The members have been jointly appointed by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)and the Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA) and will serve for a term ending in 2018.
Representing AMA are Michael Jolly, currently employed as AMA Racing Assistant Manager, and Brad Baumert, President NATC, which organizes Mototrials AMA National Series in the United States.
Representing CMA are Steve Fracy, current President of the association’s Trials Advisory Committee (TAC), and John Searle, Jr., member of the TAC and the Canadian Jury delegate to recent Trials des Nations.
The Chair position will be rotated annually, with Steve Fracy named by committee member consensus for this inaugural year.
The FIM North America Trials Committee is mandated to review and update the rules, search for organizers for the Continental Championships, and encourage rider participation at this level which will result in riders from our continent regaining an interest in taking part in FIM World Championships.
Marilynn Bastedo, FIM North America President, commented “trials has been part of our continental championship program since its inception in 1999 and it is time that we take this next step to further encourage and integrate the efforts of our 2 member federations in raising awareness of and participation in the discipline from entry level to world level”.