Date: August 23, 2019
RE: Carl Bastedo Letter Regarding Motocross of Nations Cancellation
The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) would like to clarify some factual errors in Mr. Bastedo’s letter published on DirectMotocross.com on August 21, 2019.
MCC is an independent national not-for-profit advocacy organization for the promotion of motorcycling interests. Our mandate is to support all riders. We unite various motorcycle racing disciplines across Canada and foster the growth and development of competition motorcycling in Canada.
In his letter, Mr. Bastedo states: “Thru its (MMIC) arm, the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada, MCC, have decided to boycott the FIM sanctioned Motocross of Nations.”
This statement contains two factual errors. MCC and MMIC are not for profit organizations that are separate and independent of each other. We share a common mailing address. MCC is not an “arm” of MMIC.
MCC has at no time “boycotted” the MXoN, nor have we encouraged others to do so. We are aware that there are individuals who have expressed their feelings about how Canadian motorcycle racing is currently being managed. MCC has intentionally stayed out of this conversation.
MCC is not involved in The Motocross of Nations (MXoN), nor any other competitive races. Race promoters operate independent of the MCC. As such, it is incorrect to imply that MCC could in any way cause or be responsible for the cancellation of Canada’s participation in this race.
Members of our Competition Council represent national racing organizations. In fact, this year, at the request of the racing organizations, the MCC Competition Council Protest Resolution Tribunal was formed. This arm’s length neutral body provides impartial and unbiased decisions on protests that cannot be resolved at the track.
At MCC it is our mandate to come together in the spirit of cooperation to create a stronger, unified national motorcycling community.
Dave Millier, Chair
Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada