AMA Pro Racing has named FIM World Superbike technical director Steve Whitelock as the new AMA Supercross/Motocross series' manager, in a newly-created position.

Whitelock, who will assume duties with AMA Pro Racing immediately, is highly regarded in the world of motorcycle sport and his most recent position with the FIM earned him a great deal of respect among riders, teams and manufacturers.
"My involvement with motocross racing, Grand Prix road racing and even my roots in AMA racing as Yvon Duhamel's mechanic, has given me the chance to see motorcycle racing from virtually every perspective possible," said Whitelock.

"Additionally, I've enjoyed the past eight years with the FIM and treasure the experience it has afforded me. I see my new role with AMA Pro Racing as a logical progression of my career and am eagerly awaiting the AMA Supercross Series to begin in Anaheim," he added.

"By creating series manager positions for each of the racing disciplines that AMA Pro Racing oversees and hiring someone of Steve's calibre, we're dramatically re-thinking how we manage AMA championship racing," explained AMA Pro Racing CEO Scott Hollingsworth.

"The series manager role will be vital and take into account the needs of our riders, teams, promoters, sponsors and anyone else who has a relationship with AMA Pro Racing," he added. "The series manager will be responsible for the 'big-picture' handling of the series and will be supported by a crew that includes a race director as well as a technical and administrative staff. Steve is ideally suited to this position and we have extremely high expectations for him."



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