• THE CURRENT LIST OF 2021 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TEAMS
Below is a list of the confirmed teams, but no Team USA or Team Australia. Pandemics, travel restrictions, breakouts and lockdowns not withstanding, the Motocross des Nations is only two weeks away. Because the GP series has nine GPs to race on their schedule after the September 26th MXDN, many MXGP stars elected not to race the MXDN so they could focus on winning the World Championship instead. The MXGP schedule stretches into December (this is assuming that they still intend to do the three fly-away races in Argentina and Indonesia, but there is a chance that these races will be canceled and double-headers at more convenient European tracks will replace them). Here are he teams as originally announced.
Cyril Genot (Replaces Jeremy Van Horebeek)
Brent Van Doninck
TEAM CZECH REPUBLIC
Thomas Kjer Olsen
Bastian Boegh Damm
Benoît Paturel (replaces Marvin Musquin_
TEAM GREAT BRITAIN
Mani Frey Petersson
Roan van de Moosdijk
TEAM PUERTO RICO (WITHDRAWN)
TEAM MSR (RUSSIA)
TEAM SOUTH AFRICA
THE RIDERS THAT WON’T BE AT THE MOTOCROSS DES NATION
Riders, teams and nations have lots of reasons not to go to the 2021 MXDN. Team USA pulled out because two of their chosen riders were injured or ill and the European Union put travel restriction on Americans traveling to Italy. Australia is in the middle of a major Covid-19 outbreak and withdrew not only their Motocross des Nations team, but ISDE team also. Marvin Musquin dropped out of Team France after getting Covid-19 and missing the last three AMA Nationals. Tim Gajser doesn’t want to go because he doesn’t think there are two other Slovenian riders capable of helping him win the event. Chase Sexton is suffering from an enlarged spleen and his doctor told him not to race. But the largest single reason for a rider not racing the MXDN is that it is being held in the middle of the 2021 World Motocross Championship series. There are riders who want to focus on the World Championships and don’t feel that it’s in their best interest to race a one-off race when there are still 8 Grands Prix to go in the title chase.