Team USA for the 2014 Motocross des Nations in Latvia will be Ryan Dungey, Eli Tomac and Martin. Team manager Roger DeCoster said, “If you look at the way Ryan, Eli and Jeremy are riding at the moment, we should be back in the hunt for a victory. The track we will be racing at suits our style, and all the riders are talented and on good equipment. Also, all of these riders want to be here, and compete for their country. That’s what we want in a team.”
This will be Ryan Dungey’s sixth time on the MXDN team. Ryan said, “It always feels good to represent the United States. The last two years we have been short of that top step on the podium, and we all want to be back on that top step, to show the world what America can do. With myself, Eli and Jeremy, we’re all riding well and we’re all in strong physical condition to get that job done.”
Eli Tomac will be on the team for the seocnd year in row. Eli said, “Last year’s Motocross des Nations was a great experience, being my first time, but leaving with second place left a sour taste in our mouths. It’s a new year, a new track and a new country. I believe our team will be more than prepared to battle for the win!”
Rookie Jeremy Martin said, “I don’t know what to think because I never thought I would be in this position. The best memory I have of the Motocross des Nations is as a fan when it came to Budds Creek and Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villopoto and Tim Ferry were on the team and rode real well together as a team. I’m looking forward to riding on a team like that. Ryan Dungey and I already train together, and I raced against Eli last year. He’s a good guy and has a good family. I just hope to go out there and do the best I can and bring it home for U.S.A.”
The United States last won the Motocross des Nations in 2011 when the event was held in Saint D’Angely, France. The United States is the all-time leader in Motocross des Nations overall team victories with 22.