"The AMA received a number of proposals in response to our call for bids," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "We are following a defined protocol with our governing board to thoroughly review each bid. At this point, no decisions have been made but the process is moving forward as planned."
Dingman stressed that secrecy was a necessary part of the proceedings. "It's very competitive and we must ensure the sanctity of the review process. As we consider our options, our first priority must be the health and well-being of the AMA and its 290,000 members. When all is said and done, professional racing promotion will improve motorcycle racing, and that's a good thing for the AMA and its members who race."