Wellard Group Holdings backs AMA's ISDE team effort
May 20, 2013
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The
American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to welcome support from Wellard
Group Holdings for the U.S. national team's effort at the International Six
Days Enduro in Sardinia, Italy, Sept. 30-Oct. 5. Wellard will also be the title
sponsor of a U.S. club team at the event.
"Racing for the ISDE World Trophy is one of the biggest financial and
logistical commitments in the sport," said AMA Off-Road Racing Manager
Chuck Weir. "Wellard's backing helps provide some of the crucial resources
that we need to support our racers at this world championship event."
In addition to buying multiple team jerseys for each U.S. national team rider
at the ISDE, the riders on the Wellard Club Team will receive direct financial
support to help cover their expenses. Competitors who are interested in riding
for the Wellard team must qualify through the U.S. ISDE qualifier program and
must pre-register with Wellard here: www.wellard.com.au/589.
Wellard Managing Director Mauro Balzarini has been involved with off-road
racing for many years and was a multi-time national enduro champion in his
earlier riding career. Balzarini has competed in six ISDEs himself.
Italy will be the seventh appearance of a Wellard Team at the ISDE. In that time,
they have taken three Australian teams, including the first Australian Women's
ISDE team that earned a podium finish in Portugal. They've also fielded two New
Zealand teams, one that was second in the World Club Team Cup in Mexico and one
that was third in Finland. This will be the second consecutive year the company
has backed a U.S. team.
Wellard is a global leader in the production and distribution of livestock and
grain. It includes Wellard Rural Exports, Australia's largest livestock
exporter and ship owner and Wellard Agri, a large mixed farming landowner and
operator specializing in the production of grains, legumes and livestock.
In addition to several three-rider club teams, including the Wellard-backed
team, the United States will be represented by the World Trophy Team, the
Junior World Trophy Team and the Women's World Trophy Team at the ISDE.
The club teams are selected based on rider performance in two ISDE qualifiers.
U.S. ISDE qualifiers are being organized by the Appalachian Dirt Riders May
25-26 in Wellston, Ohio, and the Boise Ridge Riders June 1-2 in Idaho City,
Idaho. Details for the Ohio event are at www.adrohio.org. More
information about the Idaho event can be found at www.boiseridgeriders.com.
More information about the U.S. ISDE effort can be found at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/racing.
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