Rally Management Services fields America's premier motorcycle rally team--Rally PanAm. Since 2006, our long-term goal remains the same--to win the Dakar Rally. For 2014 we have signed two new riders, Ian Blythe and Scott Bright. We've got a multi-year program to put an American rider back in the spotlight. For the 2014 season we'll be racing at the Australasian Safari, the Baja Rally, and the Dakar Rally in January.
At 23 years old, Ian Blythe is no stranger to the international stage. Ian is an ISDE gold medalist and has completed 3 ISDE's. He has competed in the FIM Enduro World Championship. He's at the top of the heap in AMA National Enduros and in WORCS, too.
Prior to signing with RMS, Ian was new to the rally discipline. But Ian is a pro and is driven to win. Within the first few days of navigation training, it became clear that he was a natural. He's got a cool head and a hot right hand!
Scott Bright is Ian's support rider and mentor. Scott has raced with Ian for years. Scott is a 4-time ISDE competitor and medalist. Scott is crazy fast and an excellent navigator. He'll be able to keep up with Ian and offer support if Ian needs it.
Prior to Ian and Scott, the team had a successful run with now retired rider Jonah Street. Jonah's achievements at the Dakar include an impressive 17th place finish his rookie year, a 7th overall personal best, and two stage wins. In 2009, Jonah was in 2nd overall before being forced to withdraw.
RMS owes a debt of gratitude to it's fantastic 2014 sponsors, including Craftsman Tools, Klim, ICO Racing, and Doubletake Mirror. And of course, this team can't compete without the support of the Riff Raff! The Riff Raff fan club has been one of the team's most consistent and significant sponsors over the years.