Following on from the announcement that Dave Willet will be the ACU Team Manager for the World Junior Championships a zoom meeting was held recently between Dave and the ACU Motocross Committee.
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Both parties were very positive regarding the discussions. The Committee were impressed with the progress and plans Dave had already put into place in such a short time frame.
With regard to the future, Dave sought clarification on the longevity of his appointment, the Committee were happy to agree that there was no reason not to extend beyond 2023 but also wanted to allow Dave to get himself established in the role and ensure he was happy and wished to continue.
The subject of eligibility was also discussed and as had previously been agreed the criteria would be that any rider wishing to be considered must be the holder of an ACU licence before the closing date of the event and must compete in at least one ACU permitted event also before the event closing date.
We trust this clarifies the situation and very much look forward to a successful and enjoyable year for all those who represent Team GB.
Dave Williet Commented: “I’m really happy with the positive discussion and the changes that are being implemented within the ACU team program which will open up more opportunities for young and upcoming riders moving forward.
“The ACU team program has been created to give young riders the chance to be selected for a professional team and compete at a top level. We are looking to provide clear guidelines and selection criteria so that young riders can gauge their prospects of selection.
“We have identified six key criteria which will be used to shortlist potential riders. These include: rider ability, attitude and commitment, physical fitness, endurance and mental agility. We want to ensure that we select the best riders for the team, and give young riders equal opportunities for selection.”