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Supermoto Atlanta round postponed

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 4, 2003) -- Round three of the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship scheduled for Sept. 27 has been postponed until the 2004 season. Negotiations are underway for a replacement event in 2003 and AMA Pro Racing intends to...

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 4, 2003) -- Round three of the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship scheduled for Sept. 27 has been postponed until the 2004 season. Negotiations are underway for a replacement event in 2003 and AMA Pro Racing intends to run all six rounds of the series as originally planned.

After being informed by the event organizers that all necessary paperwork had been processed for the Atlanta race, AMA Pro Racing and Red Bull learned that a promotional permit had not been properly submitted 90 days in advance of the event which is required by the city and strictly enforced by the mayor’s office.

According to AMA Pro Racing Associate Director of Commercial Development, Chris Bradley, the city strongly advocates holding the event. “Everyone at every level wanted to make this event happen,” said Bradley. “Regrettably, since it was impossible to waive the 90-day permit requirement we had to cancel this round for 2003.”

Red Bull shares AMA Pro Racing’s disappointment. “Atlanta provides a great urban environment for AMA Supermoto racing, so not being able to host an event there as planned is very frustrating,” said Red Bull Media Relations Manager, Steve Pegram. “We remain committed to introducing supermoto to fans in the Southeast, so look for Atlanta to make the 2004 schedule.”

Two rounds of the 2003 AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship have been held. Rounds three, four and five are in final negotiations and will be announced shortly. The championship finale will be held in Las Vegas on Nov. 21, in conjunction with the AMA Pro Racing Awards Banquet.

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