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Cycle News 1971 11 09

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J'- VOLUME VIII NUMBER 43 November 9.1971 I ; I ! l I: I I t ! I i -----u Cameraman I , r------·LJ The Federation Internationale Motorcycliste. the world governing body for the sport of moton;:ycling. has granted the AMA the opportunity of hosting the International Six Days Trials for 1973. As organizers of this annual world motorcycle endurance event. the AMA will host 300 motorcyclists from more than 30 nations throughout the world. The ISOT. run each fall by an FIM member nation. is considered the Olympics of motoTCycling. consisting of six continuous days of endurance competition over rough, moutainous terrain. American riders made their best performance to date at the 1971 ISOT. hosted by England on the Isle of Man. where they finished fourth in World Cup competition. American teams will journey behind the Iron Curtain to compete in Czechoslovakia in 1972. As preparation for the 1973 event. the AMA will run a three-day trial during 1972 at which FIM officials will scrutinize the efficiency of the American operation. AMA Executive Director Russ March comments, "Plans already have begun. but we will need all the time we have remaining to properly prepare for this event." March continued, "This is a significant challenge to motorcyclists CiCI.ENE\V!J 2409CBI i .....Ave. Dave Swift 1 throughout the United States. The AMA will need as much of their support as it can get to be a proper host to the greatest motorcyclists and teams in the world. These men are accustomed to demanding first class competition, and we want to do the best to provide it for them." Formerly the honor of hosting the event has gone to a nation which wins the World Trophy. top rize in the ISOT. Recently however. with Communist countries seemingly unbeatable, the selection had broadened and the U.S., with its remarkable 4th place finish this year, won the opportunity to invite all those tourist marks. pounds and rubles over here. Chalk up another giant step for the new AMA. Ne-.rspaper ~~ ~~ ~~ ...

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