[Press Release] With Monster Energy Kawasaki and Thor rider, Ryan Villopoto locking up the 450 National Championship last weekend at Pala Raceway, it’s now time for motocross fans to turn their attention towards the 2011 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations. This weekend, September 17-18, the best riders in the world will compete in St. Jean d’Angely, France in hopes of capturing a victory for their respective countries.
This one of a kind team competition typically brings out some of the most inspired and competitive racing of the year, and is a can’t miss event. To learn how you can follow all the coverage from the Motocross of Nations, visit the official event website here.
Multiple Thor riders will be on hand in St. Jean d’Angely this weekend. The 450 National and 250 National Champions, Ryan Villopoto and Dean Wilson, will represent the United States and Great Britain, respectively. Also representing Thor will be Blake Baggett (USA), Brett Metcalfe (Australia), and Tyla Rattray (South Africa).
Multiple international riders will also be representing Thor this weekend. After Steven Frossard was forced to withdraw with an injury, Christophe Pourcel was named as his replacement and will partner with fellow Thor rider Gautier Paulin on the French Team. Rounding out the Thor team will be CLS Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider, Tommy Searle, who will team up with Dean Wilson on the Great Britain team.
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