MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS HISTORY LESSON FOR THE HOME SCHOOLED

September 26, 2013
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Sten Lundin (15) and Bill Nilsson (14) led Team Sweden to their first MXDN victory in 1955.

MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS WINNERS / RIDERS / TRACKS
Year  Team     Riders                                                                 Track
1947  GB……Bill Nicholson / Bob Ray / Fred Rist ? Wassenaar, Netherland
1948  Bel……Marcel Cox / Nic Jansen / Andre Milhoux ? Spa, Belgium
1949  GB……Harold Lines / Bob Manns / Ian Soovell ? Brand Hatch, England
1950  GB……John Draper / Basil Hall / Harold Lines ? Skillingaryd, Sweden   
1951  Bel……Nic Jansen / Victor Leloup / Marcel Meunier ? Namur, Belgium   
1952  GB……Phil Nex / Brian Stonebridge / Geoff Ward ? Brand Hatch, England
1953  GB……Les Archer / John Draper / Geoff Ward ? Skillingaryd, Sweden


Dave Curtis rode on winning British teams in 1954, 1957 and 1960. victory in 1955.

1954  GB……Dave Curtis / Brian Stonebridge / Geoff Ward ? Norg, Netherlands
1955  Swe…..Lasse Gustafsson / Sten Lundin / Bill Nilsson ? Randers, Denmark
1956  GB……John Draper / Jeff Smith / Geoff Ward ? Namur, Belgium  
1957  GB……Dave Curtis / Brian Martin / Jeff Smith ? Brands Hatch, England  
1958  Swe….Lasse Gustafsson / Ove Lundell / Bill Nilsson ? Knutstorp, Sweden
1959  GB……John Draper / Derek Rickman / Jeff Smith ? Namur, Belgium
1960  GB……Dave Curtis / Derek Rickman / Jeff Smith ? Cassel, France
1961  Swe…..Ove Lundell / Bill Nilsson / Rolf Tibblin ? Schijndel, Sweden  
1962  Swe…..Jan Johansson / Ove Lundell / Rolf Tibblin ? Wohlen, Switzerland
1963  GB……John Burton / Derek Rickman / Don Rickman ? Knutstorp, Sweden


Brothers Derek (74) and Don Rickman (75) teamed up with Jeff Smith to win for England in 1964.

 
1964  GB……Derek Rickman / Don Rickman / Jeff Smith ? Hawkstone, England
1965  GB……Arthur Lampkin / Vic Eastwood / Jeff Smith ? Namur, Belgium  
1966  GB……Dave Bickers / Vic Eastwood / Derek Rickman ? Remalard, France
1967  GB……Dave Bickers / Vic Eastwood / Jeff Smith ? Markelo, Netherlands
1968  USSR…Arnis Angers/ Evgeni Petushkov / Vladimir Pogbrniak / Leonid Shinkarenko ? Chisinau, USSR


Although Roger DeCoster won 6 Motocross des Nations, he only teamed up once with fellow Belgian superstar Joel Robert on a winning team. The King and Queen were still thrilled to meet them.

1969  Bel……Roger De Coster / Sylvain Geboers / Joel Robert / Jef Teeuwissen ? Farleigh Castle
1970  Swe…..Bengt Aberg / Christer Hammargren / Ake Jonsson / Arne Kring ? Maggiroa, Italy
1971  Swe…..Bengt Aberg / Christer Hammargren/ Ake Jonsson / Olle Petersson ? Vimmerby, Sweden
1972  Bel……Roger De Coster / Rene Van de Vorst / Jaak Van Velthoven ? Norg, Netherlands
1973  Bel……Roger De Coster / Sylvain Geboers / Ren‚ Heeren / Jaak Van Velthoven ? Wohlen, Switzerland


Three-time 250 National Champion Tony DiStefano raced on four MXDN teams, but the 1974-77 teams never won, although they finished a remarkable second in both 1974 and 1977.

 
1974  Swe…..Bengt Aberg / Hakan Andersson / Ake Jonsson / Kring ? Stockholm, Sweden   
1975  Cze…..Antonin Baborovski / Jiri Churavi / Miroslav Navacek / Zdenek Velky ? Kaplice, Czechoslovakia
1976  Bel……Roger DeCoster / Harry Everts / Gaston Rahier / Jaak van Velthoven ? St. Anthonis, Holland
1977  Bel……Roger DeCoster / Andre Malherbe / Jean-Paul Mingels / Jaak van Velthoven ? Cognac, France


Although Russia and the USA raced against each other during the Cold War, it wasn’t much a contest. Russia has only won twice. Team USA has won 22 times.

1978  USSR…Anatoli Kavinov / Yuri Khudiakov / Guennady Moisseev / Valeriy Korneev ? Gaildorf, West Germany
1979  Bel…….Roger DeCoster / Andre Malherbe / Ivan Van Den Broek / Harry Everts ? Stockholm, Sweden
1980  Bel…….Georges Jobe / Andre Malherbe / Ivan Van Den Broek / Andre Vromans ? Farleigh Castle, England
1981  USA…..Donnie Hansen / Danny LaPorte / Johnny O’Mara / Chuck Sun ? Bielstein, West Germany
1982  USA…..Danny Chandler / Jim Gibson / David Bailey / Johnny O’Mara ? Wohlen, Switzerland
1983  USA…..Mark Barnett / David Bailey / Broc Glover / Jeff Ward ? Bruxelles, Belgium
1984  USA…..Rick Johnson / David Bailey / Johnny O’Mara / Jeff Ward ? Vanta, Finland
1985  USA…..Ron Lechien / David Bailey / Jeff Ward ? Gaildorf, West Germany


Apart from Team USA’s historic first win in 1981, the 1986 Maggiora MXDN was a classic moment. Johnnny O’Mara on a 125 (far without shirt) passed Dave Thorpe on a 500 (far right), while Rick Johnson and David Bailey anchored the team.

1986   USA…..Rick Johnson / David Bailey / Johnny O’Mara ? Maggiora, Italy
1987  USA…..Rick Johnson / Bob Hannah / Jeff Ward ? Unadilla, USA
1988  USA…..Rick Johnson / Ron Lechien / Jeff Ward ? Dung, France
1989  USA…..Mike Kiedrowski / Jeff Stanton / Jeff Ward ? Gaildorf, West Germany
1990  USA…..Damon Bradshaw / Jeff Stanton / Jeff Ward ? Vimmerby, Sweden


Damon Bradshaw, Jeff Statnton and Mike Kiedrowski won at Valkenswaard in 1991.

1991   USA…..Damon Bradshaw / Mike Kiedrowski / Jeff Stanton ? Valkenswaard, Netherlands
1992  USA…..Jeff Emig / Mike LaRocco / Billy Liles ? Manjimup, Australia
1993  USA…..Jeff Emig / Mike Kiedrowski / Jeremy McGrath ? Schwanenstadt, Austria


Mike Kiedrwoski, Jeff Emig and Mike LaRocco would finished second in 1990 (Bevo Forti was the team manager). Emig would ride on four MXDN winning teams and Kiedrowski would stand on the top step of the podium twice. Mike LaRocco had the misfortune to be on two losing USA teams (1994 and 1999).

1994   GB……Rob Herring / Paul Malin / Kurt Nicoll ? Roggenburg, Switzerland
1995  Bel……Marnicq Bervoets / Stefan Everts / Joel Smets ? Sverepec, Slovakia
1996  USA…..Jeff Emig / Steve Lamson / Jeremy McGrath ? Jerez de la Frontera, Spain


Marnicq Bervoets and Stefan Everts teamed on three winning MXDN Teams (1995-1997-1998), but Dirk Geuken (center) wasn’t on those teams. Everts would eventually ride on 5 winning teams.

1997  Bel……Marnicq Bervoets / Stefan Everts / Joel Smets ? Nismes, Belgium
1998  Bel……Marnicq Bervoets / Patrick Caps / Stefan Everts ? Foxhills, England
1999  Ita……Andrea Bartolini / Alessio Chiodi/ Claudio Federic ? Indaiatuba, Brazil
2000  USA….Ricky Carmichael / Ryan Hughes / Travis Pastrana ? Saint-Jean-d’Angely, France
2001  Fra……Yves Demaria / Luigi Seguy / David Vuillemin ? Namur,  Belgium
2002   Ita…..Andrea Bartolini / Alessio Chiodi / Alessandro Puzar ? Bellpuig, Spain
2003  Bel……Stefan Everts / Steve Ramon / Joel Smets ? Zolder, Belgium
2004  Bel……Stefan Everts / Steve Ramon / Kevin Strijbos ? Lierop, Netherlands


Ricky Carmichael only rode for winning teams in 2000, 2005 and 2007. He was also on three teams that didn’t go to the MXDN (2001, 2002 and 2004) and was on losing teams in 1998 (fifth), 1999 (fourth) and 2003 (second).

  
2005  USA…..Ricky Carmichael / Kevin Windham / Ivan Tedesco ? Ernee, France
2006  USA…..James Stewart / Ryan Villopoto / Ivan Tedesco ? Matterley Basin, England
2007  USA…..Ricky Carmichael / Ryan Villopoto / Tim Ferry ? Budds Creek, USA  
2008  USA…..James Stewart  / Ryan Villopoto / Tim Ferry ? Donington Park, England


Ryan Dungey was on winning teams in 2009, 2010 and 2011

2009   USA…..Ivan Tedesco  / Ryan Dungey / Jake Weimer ? Franciorta, Italy
2010  USA…..Ryan Dungey / Andrew Short / Trey Canard ? Lakewood, Colorado


Ryan Villopoto has won four MXDN’s as a member of Team USA, but he will not be on the team in 2013.

2011   USA…..Ryan Dungey / Ryan Villopoto / Blake Baggett ? Saint-Jean-d’Angely, France


Marcus Schiffer, Max Nagl and Ken Roczen got Germany its one and only MXDN win last year in Belgium. This year, on their home turf, Belgium won.

2012  Ger……Ken Roczen / Marcus Schiffer / Max Nagl………………………..Lommel, Belgium
2013  Bel……Ken DeDycker / Clement Desalle / Jeremy Van HorebeeckTeutenschal, Germany 

AMERICAN MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TEAMS & RESULTS
Year…Place…Riders
1972 …7…..Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Jimmy Weinert, Gary Jones
1973 …4…..Jim Pomeroy, Mike Hartwig, John DeSoto
1974 …2…..Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Jimmy Weinert, Tony DiStefano
1975 …9…..Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano
1976 …5…..Bob Hannah, Rex Staten, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano
1977 …2…..Steve Stackable, Gary Semics, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano
1978 …4…..Bob Hannah, Chuck Sun,  Rick Burgett, Tommy Croft
1979 …no team (Belgium won)
1980 …no team (Belgium won)
1981 …1…..Chuck Sun, Danny LaPorte, Johnny O’Mara, Donnie Hansen
1982 …1…..Danny Chandler, Jim Gibson, Johnny O’Mara, David Bailey
1983 …1…..Broc Glover, Jeff Ward, Mark Barnett, David Bailey
1984 …1…..David Bailey, Johnny O’Mara, Jeff Ward, Ricky Johnson
1985 …1…..Ron Lechien, Jeff Ward, David Bailey
1986 …1…..Johnny O’Mara, Ricky Johnson, David Bailey
1987 …1…..Bob Hannah, Ricky Johnson, Jeff Ward
1988 …1…..Jeff Ward, Ricky Johnson, Ron Lechien
1989 …1…..Mike Kiedrowski, Jeff Stanton, Jeff Ward
1990 …1…..Damon Bradshaw, Jeff Stanton, Jeff Ward
1991 …1…..Mike Kiedrowski, Damon Bradshaw, Jeff Stanton
1992 …1…..Jeff Emig, Mike LaRocco, Billy Liles
1993 …1…..Jeff Emig, Jeremy McGrath, Mike Kiedrowski
1994 …2…..Jeff Emig, Mike Kiedrowski, Mike LaRocco
1995 …2…..Steve Lamson, Jeff Emig, Ryan Hughes
1996 …1…..Steve Lamson, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig
1997 …8…..John Dowd, Jeff Emig, Steve Lamson
1998 …5…..John Dowd, Doug Henry, Ricky Carmichael
1999 …4…..Mike LaRocco, Kevin Windham, Ricky Carmichael
2000 …1…..Ryan Hughes, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana
2001 …no team (September 11. France won)
2002 …no team (Comp Park cancellation?race held two months later in Italy. Surprise! Italy won)
2003 …2…..Ricky Carmichael. Ryan Hughes, Tim Ferry
2004 …no team (Belgium won) 
2005 …1…..Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham, Ivan Tedesco
2006 …1…..James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Ivan Tedesco
2007 …1…..Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villopoto, Tim Ferry 
2008 …1…..James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Tim Ferry
2009 …1…..Ivan Tedesco, Ryan Dungey, Jake Weimer
2010 …1…..Ryan Dungey, Andrew Short, Trey Canard 
2011 …1…..Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, Blake Baggett

2012 …3…..Ryan Dungey, Justin Barcia, Blake Baggett
2012 …2…..Ryan Dungey, Justin Barcia, Eli Tomac 

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