IT’S FINALLY HERE! THE REAL RESULTS FROM THE ACTUAL MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS …BELGIUM WINS

September 29, 2013
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Ken and the German fans.

One more time the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations was an incredible event and this 67th edition will be always remembered for the comeback of Team Belgium on the top of the podium and for the huge crowd that packed Teutschenthal during all the weekend. Team USA were only able to finish second and Team Italy was extremely happy for being on the third step of the podium.
Team Belgium started the day with Jeremy Van Horebeek and Ken De Dycker in the seventh and eighth position respectively and Belgium was facing the second race in the fourth overall place in the standings. Then everything changed for the Belgians when Clement Desalle finished second after having started around the tenth place and his teammate Van Horebeek crossed the finish line seventh. Team Belgium was leading the standings when race three started, but Desalle was involved in a tangle in the first corner and he dislocated his shoulder. The Belgians saw their dream starting to vanish, but Ken De Dycker made an amazing performance and he crossed the finish line second and made team Belgium win the Chamberlain Trophy. The last time Team Belgium was on the top of the podium was back in 2004 in Lierop with Stefan Everts, Kevin Strijbos and Steve Ramon.

Team USA did not have a good startin moto one either with Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac finishing sixth and 16th respectively (although Tomac crashed while in second place), but in the second moto the Americans did two consistent races and Tomac obtained a strong second place behind Roczen, and Justin Barcia was fourth. The Americans moved from seventh to second in the Nations standings and they were just three points behind the Belgians (but they were leading if you dropped each teams worst moto), so the dream was still alive for them. However, Barcia was involved in a first tuen crash at the start of the final moto and was only able to get back 10 11th. Meanwhile, Dungey had an okay start in sixth but he made several mistakes that made him drop to the seventh place. The whole team admitted that they found the track really tough and demanding, so they struggled to give their 100%.

Team Italy was really satisfied with their third overall position because they knew they had some chances to finish among the top five, but they also were aware of how difficult it would be. Antonio Cairoli did once again an amazing performance and he won both heats, whereas Alessandro Lupino and David Philippaerts rode two consistent races among the top ten.

The fourth overall position was for Team Australia being Dean Ferris the best rider finishing fourth and fifth in the heats. Metcalfe was eighth and tenth, but Todd Waters could not finish among the top ten in any of the races, so the Australians ended seven points behind the Italians.

Team France was one of the favorites to finish on the podium, but they obtained the fifth overall position, four points behind the Australians. Gautier Paulin was the best French rider with a 5-6 result, and Christophe Charlier did a strong first race in ninth. Jordi Tixier did not feel comfortable in any of the heats and he finished 12th in both races. Team France might have finished higher up in the standings if Charlier had not crashed in the first corner because he was forced to enter in the pit lane to have his front wheel changed, and when he was back on the race he obtained the fastest lap. In the end he ended in the 30th position.

Tommy Searle did a really good first heat in third, and his fifth position in the final heat helped team Great Britain to finish sixth overall, ahead of Germany and Russia. Switzerland ended ninth and Estonia completed the top ten.


Team Belgium on the podium.

FINAL 2013 NATIONS STANDINGS
1. Belgium 3-7-7-8-2 = 27
2. United States 2-4-6-7-11 = 33
3. Italy 1-1-8-10-13 = 3
4. Australia 4-5-8-10-13 = 40
5. France 5-6-9-12-12 = 44

MOTO ONE: 250 & 450
1. Antonio Cairoli……………..ITA
2. Ken Roczen………………..GER
3. Tommy Searle……………..GBR
4. Dean Ferris………………….AUS
5. Gautier Paulin………………FRA
6. Ryan Dungey………………USA
7. Jeremy van Horebeek……BEL
8. Ken de Dycker………………BEL
9. Valentin Guillod……………..SUI
10. Brett Metcalfe……………..AUS
11. Max Nagl……………………GER
12. Jordi Tixier………………….FRA
13. Alessandro Lupino……….ITA
14. Alexsandr Tonkov………..RUS
15. Kasper Lynggard…………DEN
16. Eli Tomac………………….USA
Other notables: 18. Jake Nicolls (GBR); 19. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED); 22. Marc de Reuver (NED); 33. Ryhs Carter (NZL); 34. Kayne Lamont (NZL); 40. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS).


Clement Desalle gave Team Belgium a third in the 250/Open moto, but dislocated his shoulder in the 450/Open final moto. Luckily, Team Belgium could drop his DNF and still win.

MOTO TWO: 250 & OPEN
1. Ken Roczen……………….GER
2. Eli Tomac………………….USA
3. Clement Desalle…………BEL
4. Justin Barcia……………..USA
5. Dean Ferris…………………AUS
6. Tanel Leok………………….EST
7. Jeremy van Horebeek….BEL
8. Alessandro Lupino……….ITA
9. Christophe Charlier………FRA
10. Aleksandr Tonkov………RUS
11. Jake Nicholls……………..GBR
12. Jordi Tixier…………………FRA
13. Matiss Karro………………LAT
14. David Philippaerts………ITA
15. Evgeny Mikhaylov………RUS
16. Glenn Coldenhoff……….NED
Other notables: 18. Shaun Simpson (GBR); 20. Todd Waters (AUS); 34. Kayne Lamont (NZL); 37. Herjan Brakke (NED); 39. Cody Cooper (NZL); 40. Dennis Ullrich (GER).

MOTO THREE: 450 & OPEN
1. Antonio Cairoli……………..ITA
2. Ken de Dycker……………..BEL
3. Evgeny Bobryshev……….RUS
4. Max Nagl…………………….GER
5. Tommy Searle……………..GBR
6. Gautier Paulin………………FRA
7. Ryan Dungey………………USA
8. Brett Metcalfe………………AUS
9. Marc de Reuver……………NED
10. David Philippaerts……….ITA
11. Justin Barcia………………USA
12. Shaun Simpson………….GBR
13. Todd Waters……………….AUS
14. Valetin Guillod…………….SUI
15. Matthias Walkner………..AUT
16. Rui Goncalves…………….POR
Other notables: 17. Tanel Leok (EST); 20. Jonathan Barragan (ESP); 28. Alvaro Lozano (ESP); 30. Christophe Charlier (FRA); 32. Cody Cooper (NZL); 39. Dennis Ullrich (GER); 40. Clement Desalle (BEL). 

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