Competition Bulletin 2018-5: Position on Electric Motorcycle Eligibility for Loretta Lynn's

TimeWednesday, March 28, 2018 | 5:00 PM

TO: 2018 Loretta Lynn Participants

FROM: MX SPORTS

DATE: March 28, 2018

SUBJECT: COMPETITION BULLETIN 2018-5:

Position on Electric Motorcycle Eligibility for Loretta Lynn’s 

With regard to Electric Motorcycles, Rule C.3.a of the AMA Racing Rulebook, Section 1.2, Motocross Equipment, states: “Racing eligibility will be determined through supplemental rules.”  

Electric motorcycles bring a new and unknown technology to off-road racing that has yet to be understood such that equipment rules and regulations and class structure can be developed and approved. Until further information is known on the performance comparison between combustion and electric motorcycles, it would be pre-mature to allow these machines to compete at the national level.

Accordingly, the Supplemental Rules for the Loretta Lynn program have been revised to prohibit electric motorcycles from competition until further notice.

Together with the AMA and OEM’s, MX Sports will work to develop equipment rules and class structure so that these machines can be included in the program in the future where appropriate.

We value your opinion. Please direct all questions to [email protected].

2018 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Supplemental Rules