Womens USA Racing team celebrating victory

International Racing

The American Motorcyclist Association is the sole U.S. affiliate of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the world-wide governing body for motorcycle sport, based in Geneva, Switzerland. Among many other duties, the FIM establishes and enforces competition rules and calendars for all types of international motorcycle competition, including motocross, road racing, trials, enduros and more. 

Receive Approval for Eligibility for Non-US citizens: AMA International Rider Eligibility Application

Responsibilities of the AMA

As the exclusive U.S. affiliate, the AMA maintains many responsibilities with respect to the FIM, including:
  • Participating in the governing structure of the FIM
  • Assembling U.S. teams that compete in team-based world championship events, such as the Motocross of Nations, Speedway World Cup, and the International Six Days Enduro. Racing for their country, these riders compete against the world’s best in their discipline.
  • Organizing and coordinating World Championship rounds and events that take place in the United States, such as U.S. rounds of the MotoGP World Championship Series.

Along with the Canadian Motorcycle Association, the AMA makes up FIM North America, the continental union affiliate of the FIM. FIM North America sanctions continental championship events, and also recognizes North American champions. 

The AMA also licenses American riders to compete in international events and racing series. Riders who wish to compete on the world stage or in events that are sanctioned by other FIM national federations must be properly licensed by their home country’s federation. 

Information for Competitors

The following links, forms, and documents are helpful for U.S. riders competing in international events:

Anti-doping Information