THE WORLD SERIES OF MOTOCROSS: TEAM USA TAKES THE CHAMBERLAIN CUP FOR THE 21ST TIME: WATCH ALL THREE MOTOS HERE!
Ryan Dungey won the Motocross des Nations convincingly.
Team USA won the Motocross des Nations at their home track in front of a partisan motocross crowd in Lakewood, Colorado. Second overall was Team Belgium, who improved on last year’s third position. Team Germany finished third, making their podium comeback.
Ryan and the Peter Chamberlain trophy, but this is not the original Chamberlain Cup. It appears to have been refurbished since the glory days of motocross.
This is the Chamberlain Cup (on its original base) from a few years ago.
Team USA was in second position in the Motocross des Nations behind Germany when the third race started, but a superb performance bu Ryan Dungey and Andrew Short brought USA their 21st victory and their sixth in a row. Steve Ramon, Clement Desalle and Jeremy Van Horebeek handed Belgium a second final position.
Team Germany led the MXDN point standings after race two, but had a bitter sweet ending.
Great Britain finished fourth overall, just one point behind Germany. Italy rounded out the top five. France was struck by bad luck as Marvin Musquin DNF’d twice due to mechanical problems, dropping the French team down to seventh.
250/450 RACE (MX1 & MX2)
Race one started with a surprising holeshot by Jonathan Barragan, but the Spaniard could not stand the pressure of his pursuers and fell back to fourth. American Ryan Dungey got the lead on lap two and dominated the race, while his 250 teammate Trey Canard was involved in a tangle with Zach Osborne just after the start. Both went down in turn one. Canard clawed his way back to an eventual twelfth.
Italian Tony Cairoli’s goal (the 2010 MX1 World Champion) set out to beat 450 National champ Ryan Dungey, but he could only finish second-almost six seconds behind the American. Australian Brett Metcalfe raced consistently and finished third ahead of Barragan.
Gautier Paulin completed the top five, while his 250 teammate Marvin Musquin could not finish the race due to a mechanical problem on his KTM. German Ken Roczen was blocked by Canard and Osborne in the first turn. However, the stand-out 16 year old worked his way up to finish in a solid sixth position.
Thunder Valley’s start hill.
250/OPEN RACE (OPEN & MX2)
Andrew Short holeshot and led the moto until being cleaned out by New Zealand’s Ben Townley. In the crash Short broke his clutch lever completely off. He remounted in 25th, but dug deep and charged back to 13th.
Ken Roczen took advantage of Short’s misfortune and led the race until he was overtaken by Townley on lap five. Roczen kept pace, but eventually started sucking wind, having raced the combined MX1/MX2 race only 45 minutes before. Townley kept the lead until the end of the race and finished six seconds ahead of Puerto Rican ringer Kyle Regal.
Ryan Dungey (1) and Andrew Short (3) start the third moto in optimum position to seal the deal.
Roczen was third, followed by Belgian Clement Desalle (you should remember him from his second place finish at Unadilla). Desalle would eventually become the overall winner of the Open class by the end of the day. German Max Nagl and Great Britian rider Dean Wilson finished fifth and sixth respectively. After suffering from another poor start, in 15th, Trey Canard fought back to seventh.
Xavier Boog was part of an ill-fated French team.
450/OPEN RACE (MX1 & OPEN)
Race three started with Germany at the front of the MXDN point standings. The USA trailed in second, while Belgium was third.
Dungey and Short dominated the race, but not without its moments. Short had the lead, but waved Dungey by. Then Short was passed by Townley. Then, only a few laps later, Townley hit the ground and wasn’t able to continue. Dungey and Short then rode to a one-two finish, capping off Team USA’s win at the MXDN. The Belgian, Clement Desalle, finished third, ahead of Italian Cairoli. Brett Metcalfe completed the top five.
The other Belgian, Steve Ramon, contributed to his country’s final second position by finishing seventh in the third heat, followed by French rider Xavier Boog and Swiss rider Arnaud Tonus. Gautier Paulin did not have a good start and could only finish ninth. Australian Jay Marmont completed the top ten.
Dungey (USA) took the individual 450 victory, Ken Roczen (Germany) won the 250, and Clement Desalle (Belgium) won the Open class.
RESULTS: 250/450 (MOTO ONE OF THREE)
1. Dungey, Ryan…USA
2. Cairoli, Antonio…Ita
3. Metcalfe, Brett…Aus
4. Barragan, Jonathan…Spa
5. Paulin, Gautier…Fra
6. Roczen, Ken…Ger
7. Ramon, Steve…Bel
8. Wilson, Dean…GB
9. Goncalves, Rui…Por
10. Leok, Tanel…Est
11. Coppins, Joshua…NL
12. Canard, Trey…USA
13. van Horebeek, Jeremy…Bel
14. Schiffer, Marcus…Ger
15. Osborne, Zach…PR
Other notables: 16. Karro, Matiss…Lat; 18. Ferris, Dean…Aus; 20. Lupino, Alessandro…Ita; 21. Medaglia, Jeremy…Can; 29. Groombridge, Brad…NZ; 37. Nicholls, Jake…GB; 39. Musquin, Marvin…Fra.
This addition to Lakewood was rough and rugged.
RESULTS: 250/OPEN (MOTO TWO OF THREE)
1. Townley, Ben…NZ
2. Kyle Regal…PR
3. Roczen, Ken…Ger
4. Desalle, Clement…Bel
5. Nagl, Max…Ger
6. Wilson, Dean…GB
7. Canard, Trey…USA
8. Anderson, Brad…GB
9. Monni, Manuel…Ita
10. van Horebeek, Jeremy…Bel
11. Boog, Xavier…Fra
12. Balbi, Antonio…Bra
13. Short, Andrew…USA
14. Osborne, Zach…PR
15. Atsuta, Yoshitaka…Jap
Other notables: 16. Tonus, Arnaud…Swi; 17. Keast, Kyle…Can; 36. Groombridge, Brad…NZ; DNF. Musquin, Marvin…Fra (engine trouble).
Second place went to the Belgian team of Jeremy van Horebeek, Clement Desalle and Steve Ramon. It was Ramon’s ninth MXDN.
RESULTS: 450/OPEN (MOTO THREE OF THREE)
1. Dungey, Ryan…USA
2. Short, Andrew…USA
3. Desalle, Clement…Bel
4. Cairoli, Antonio…Ita
5. Metcalfe, Brett…Aus
6. Ramon, Steve…Bel
7. Boog, Xavier…Fra
8. Tonus, Arnaud…Swi
9. Paulin, Gautier…Fra
10. Marmont, Jay…Aus
11. Anderson, Brad…GB
12. Nicholls, Jake…GB
13. Goncalves, Rui..Por
14. Coppins, Josh…NZ
15. Monni, Manuel…Ita
Other notables: 16. Schiffer, Marcus..Ger; 17. Balbi, Antonio…Bra; 20. Leok, Tanel…Est; 35. Townley, Ben…NZ; 36. Regal, Kyle…PR; 39. Nagl, Max…Ger (crashed out).
Team USA: Dungey, Canard and Short.
MXDN WINNERS: TOP TEN TEAMS AFTER THREE OF THREE RACES
(best five out of six scores?score in parentheses was dropped)
1. USA…1+1+2+ 7+12 (13)=23
2. Belgium…3+4+6+7+10 (13)=30
3. Germany…3+5+6+14+16 (39)=44
4. Great Britain…6+8+8+11+12 (37)=45
5. Italy…2+4+9+15+20 (25)=50
6. Australia…3+5+10+18+18 (27)=54
7. France…5+7+9+11+39 (40)=71
8. New Zealand…1+11+14+29+35 (36)=90
9. Portugal…9+13+21+22+29 (31)=94
10. Puerto Rico…2+14+15+32+36 (36)=99
The scores by class are overall (against both size bikes). Ken Roczen’s 6-3 was actually a 1-1 in the 250 class.
WHO WON THE 250 CLASS OVERALL?
1. Roczen, Ken…6-3
2. Wilson, Dean…8-6
3. Canard, Trey…12-7
4. van Horebeek, Jeremy…13-10
5. Osborne, Zach…15-14
6. Karro, Matiss…16-20
7. Kullas, Harri…19-19
8. Lupino, Alessandro…20-25
9. Ferris, Dean…18-27
10. Rauchenecker, Pascal…24-24
WHO WON THE 450 CLASS OVERALL?
1. Dungey, Ryan…1-1
2. Cairoli, Antonio…2-4
3. Metcalfe, Brett…3-5
4. Ramon, Steve…7-6
5. Paulin, Gautier…5-9
6. Goncalves, Rui…9-13
7. Coppins, Josh…11-14
8. Schiffer, Marcus…14-16
9. Leok, Tanel…10-20
10. Walkner, Matthias…17-18
WHO WON THE “OTHER” 450 CLASS OVERALL?
1. Desalle, Clement…4-3
2. Short, Andrew…13-2
3. Boog, Xavier…11-7
4. Anderson, Brad…8-11
5. Tonus, Arnaud…16-8
6. Monni, Manuel…9-15
7. Marmont, Jay…18-10
8. Balbi, Antonio…12-17
9. Atsuta, Yoshitaka…15-19
10. Townley, Ben…1-35
The biggest crowd ever at Lakewood.
RESULTS OF THE B-FINAL
(The winning team advanced to the MXDN)
1. Ireland…5 (Crockard, Barr, Edmonds)…advanced
2. Ecuador…11 (Davalos, Benenaula, Espinosa)
3. Sweden…14 (Noren, Hultman, Eriksson)
4. Venezuela…16 (Trasolini, Martin, Perrotta)
5. Costa Rica…25 (Mora, Gonzalez, Rohas)
6. Ukraine..27 (Pashchynskyi, Morozov, Pashchynskyi)
7. Guatemala…29 (Castillo, Castillo, Fernandez)
8. Mexico…42 (Hereida, Garcia, Oros)
9. Lithuania…50 (Rukstela, Kazakevicius, Pazemeckas)
10. Philippines…53 (San Andres, Jao, Alvarez)
11. Iceland…54 (Jonsson, Gudmundsson)
This is the last Red Bull Pavilion in the GPs. So long Red Bull. You brought a lot to the table to make the World Championships better…and all of it was first class.
Photos from Youthstream