What is motopivot?

MotoPivot.com is a passion projection that I've been working on for a couple years in my free time. I found myself searching around looking for race result details to power my fantasy teams (poorly) and I first started by creating scripts to do that for me but found that the complexity grew exponentially as I was building the tools, especially around the data storage and cleaning.

As a former pro racer and someone who has spent more than 3/4 of my life racing motocross, I have a strong interest in creating a comprehensive resource for motocross history. I aim to partner with others on this project and the goal of this is not driven by profit.

Where does the data come from?

Most of the data on this platform comes from the AMA PDF archives. The goal will be to have the results from current races imported within 5-10 min after a session happens. Importing PDF data is a tedious and somewhat error prone process, the code is not perfect but it does a pretty good job automating. There may be some minor issues with broken or missing data just due to the nature of parsing data from an unstructured format like PDF. I've done my best and I'll continue to improve these imports.

For historical purposes I've also imported a lot of data I've found on other sites around the internet, which will aide in historical analysis that I aim to expose on this site.