Motocross Des Nations
Oct 4

MX: Redemption Bid Falls Just Short for Team USA at Motocross of Nations

The opening MX1/MX2 moto at the 2013 Motocross of Nations in Teutschenthal, Germany. (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

The opening MX1/MX2 moto at the 2013 of Nations in , Germany. (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

After a successful start to the weekend in Teutschenthal, Germany, where they qualified second overall, Team USA had high hopes entering Sunday’s 67th running of the Motocross of Nations. The lineup of (MX1), (MX2), and (MX3/Open) was one of the most formidable tandems in recent years and following a hard-to-swallow third-place finish one year prior, this trio wanted nothing more than to bring the Chamberlain Cup back to the states.

While Team USA was the group to beat throughout the afternoon on Sunday, a couple mistakes ended up costing the team its 23rd title at the illustrious event. Instead, it was Team Belgium, arguably the biggest threat to the U.S. coming into the event, that prevailed to claim its 15th MXoN crown, its first since 2004, with Team USA following just three points behind in second.

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Sep 28

Team USA Begins Quest For Redemption At Motocross Of Nations

Team USA’s Eli Tomac (No. 8) leads the MX2 field out of the gate on Saturday at the Motocross of Nations. (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

Team USA’s (No. 8) leads the MX2 field out of the gate on Saturday at the of Nations. (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

Following a disappointing performance one year ago in Belgium, Team USA began its quest for redemption today at the 67th running of the Motocross of Nations. The Talkessel facility in , Germany, will host a landmark 41 countries this weekend at the world’s most important motocross event and Team USA heads into action with a chip on its shoulder.

Following a random ballot selection to determine starting positions, all 123 riders took to the track on Saturday afternoon for qualifying to see who will race for the coveted Chamberlain Cup on Sunday and what position on the gate they will do it from.

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Sep 27

Motocross Of Nations Preview, Entry List

Ryan Dungey (MX2) will look to lead Team USA to a record-setting 17th MXoN title. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

(MX1) will look to lead Team USA to a record-setting 17th MXoN title. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

The 67th edition of the best off road event of the year is ready to start at , Germany. The 2013 Monster Energy FIM of Nations is very much awaited because Team Germany will defend the Chamberlain Trophy on home soil, but Team USA, Team Belgium or Team France – just to mention a few – are thirsty for victory and they also want to conquer the so precious Trophy.

The Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations has forty-one nations entered, which is the highest number of countries entered in the History of the event, with new entries such as Israel, but only the best twenty countries will take part in the final heats on Sunday. 

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Aug 23

Dungey, Barcia, Tomac To Represent Team USA At ’13 Motocross des Nations

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby/Racer X

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby/Racer X

, and will fly the banner for Team USA at this year’s des Nations, which will be held in , Germany on September 28-29.

Dungey, who returns to MXoN for a fifth straight year, will compete in the MX1 class (450cc). Newly crowned 250 motocross champion Tomac will run MX2 (250cc) with Barcia racing Open.

Long-time team manager and multi-time motocross world champion will return to manage the all-star lineup in its quest to reclaim the coveted MXoN winner’s trophy.

“The strength for the Americans is that everybody always works together as a team,” DeCoster said. “Often, that is not the case for other teams. Another of our strengths is our fans. The American fans are very much behind this race.”

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