PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 24, 2005) — AMA Pro Racing confirmed today that the lineup for the American team representing the United States at the 2005 Motocross of Nations (MXoN) has been changed. Riders Ricky Carmichael and Kevin Windham remain on the team and Ivan Tedesco has been added to replace Mike Brown.
The 2005 MXoN will be held on September 25, at Ernee, France.
AMA Pro Racing MX/SX Series Manager Steve Whitelock made the announcement and said the change was made in consultation with the team. “Over the past couple of weeks Ricky, Kevin and Roger (De Coster, Team Manager) had expressed some concerns to me. At Binghamton last Sunday we discussed it again, said Whitelock. “Obviously this is a very tough call to make but everyone agreed that we have to do what’s in the best interest of the American effort.
Whitelock stated that he spoke to Brown about the situation at Binghamton on Sunday and then again Monday.
“Mike Brown is an accomplished rider and everyone appreciates the commitment he made to supporting the team, said Whitelock. “Ultimately, however, we have to send the team that has the greatest chance of success and that is what drove us to make this difficult decision.
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