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MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS

BELGIUM NAMES ITS RIDERS FOR ITS HOMETOWN MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS ADVANTAGE

Desalle, De Dycker and De Van Horebeek will represent Belgium. Joel Smets is the team manager. Jo‰l Smets heeft zijn selectie voor de Motorcross der Naties bekendgemaakt. Cl‚ment Desalle, Ken De Dycker en Jeremy Van Horebeek zullen in het laatste weekend van september de Belgische kleuren verdedigen, zo maakte de Belgische Motorrijdersbond woensdag bekend.

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: ARE YOU READY FOR MILLVILLE? TRACTION CONTROL SECRETS

TAKE A LAP OF THIS WEEK’S MILLVILLE NATIONAL TRACK DIGITALLY…AND THEN TAKE A LAP WITH THE MXA WRECKING CREW IN REAL TIME THE DOWD & BROWN EXPEDITION: TWO MEN WITH THE SAME MISSION Mike Brown. John Dowd and Mike Brown are both over 40 years old. Both are icons in American motocross. Both want to keep their assigned AMA National numbers. As a former AMA National Champion Mike Brown holds National Number 3 (only former National Champions can get numbers below 10) and John Dowd is National Number 16 (…

OOPS! YOUTHSTREAM INTRODUCES 2012 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS LOGO

You would think that the FIM, Youthstream or Monster would have been smart enough to catch the grievous error in this logo. Luckily, MXA fixed it for them. See below. Youthstream was proud as punch to show off their new 2012 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations logo. But, since neither Youthstream nor Monster are hardcore enough to know what’s going on, we decided to fix the logo for them…you think that they would know that it’s the Motocross ?des? Nations not Motocross ?of? Nations. No sweat?it’s …

DES NEWS: TEAM USA WINS 2011 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS; IT WAS A NAIL BITER UP UNTIL POURCEL DROPPED OUT

This is the winning team at the 2011 Motocross des Nations. It was close up until the third moto of the day. From left to right; Dungey, Villopoto, Baggett and DeCoster. At St Jean d’Angeley the American team left the outcome in doubt until the last moto of the day. Then, when the chips were on the line, Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey left everyone in their dust (although there wasn?t any dust on a rainy day in France. Great Britain looked like they could win after the first 250/450 moto (Searle was fou…

MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS NEWS: EVERY COUNTRY THAT HAS SIGNED UP (CHINA YES, CANADA NO, THAILAND YES, MEXIXO NO)

Nothing is more fraught with peril than choosing a Motocross des Nations team. Public opinion about who should be on the team doesn?t always jibe with the favoritism, politics or logistics of choosing three riders to race for their country. Some nations have an abundance of wealth when it comes to talent…and they have to take a wait-and-see approach to choosing their riders, while others, like Italy and Belgium, only have two good riders and have to choose from the best of the left-overs for their thi…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (07/13/11)

MXA INTERVIEW BLAKE BAGGETT Blake is a trend-setter. Winning always looks good. MXA : What are the toughest things about being a pro? Blake: A big difference between pros and amateur guys, is that pros have to race week-in and week-out. That’s definitely one of the hardest things. When you are traveling you don’t want to get sick, and in the airplane there’s a lot of of germs. You can also get jet-lagged pretty easily, or have a rough flight. With the abuse of racing week-in and week-out you don’t have …

ASK THE MXPERTS: WHAT’S WITH MXA’S REFUSAL TO QUIT CALLING THE MXON THE MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS

Dear MXA ,     MXA always seems so contrary. I noticed that MXA consistently calls the Motocross of Nations the “Motocross des Nations,” and that you use the acronym MXDN, while everybody else says “of Nations and MXoN.” Why do you insist on this? I’m not anti-MXA because I am totally in favor of your refusal to call the AMA Supercross classes “Supercross” and “Supercross Lites.” I wish Feld had a brain in their combined heads and changed the class names back like the AMA Nationals did (w…

2011 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TO BE HELD ONE WEEK EARLIER, WHICH MEANS SEVEN DAYS AFTER THE LAST NATIONAL

A new date for the 2011 MXDN was announced. Instead of September 24-25, 2011, it will be held on September 17-18, 2011. With the final AMA National on September 10 it will be very hard for Team USA to get their bikes to Europe (equipped for the FIM fuel and sound limits). The GP riders also only have one week, but they just have to drive from Italy to St. Jean D?Angley, France. Why the change? Word is that a World Endurance road race was scheduled on the originally proposed weekend at LeMans. To avoid h…