The opening race of the 2014 AMA GP was held at the AMA track in Rio de Janeiro. Due to the extensive dry and hot period in Brazil, the track was dusty and did not have the usual high grip as in last year’s races. Despite watering the track a lot, the organisers decided to cut the A-Main to 30 minutes in order to guarantee visibility and avoid potential damage to the nitro engines.
In the final, coming from 4th on the grid, Thomas Gisler (JQ/Novarossi) managed to take the lead with only two minutes to go after the top 3 of the race ran into reliability issues. Rodrigo Nakad, Rio de Janeiro State Champion 2013, was chasing Thomas hard and while pushing to stay ahead, Thomas made a small mistake and had to let him pass. Gisler then tried everything to also force Rodrigo into a mistake that promptly happened on the big triple handing Thomas the win in front of Leandro Campos (Mugen/Novarossi) and Rodrigo Nakad (Mugen/Novarossi).