Friday, August 30, 2013
Motocross of Nations Preview
The 2013 Motocross of Nations may be a month away but things are already shaping up something fierce. Teams are slowly coming together, with host nation Germany looking particularly strong with a team that includes Ken Roczen, Max Nagal and Dennis Ullrich.
However it is the French who are being touted among the early favourites for a podium finish, with a line up that features Gautier Paulin and Jordi Tixier. Team USA were left scrabbling last week when it was announced that Ryan Villopoto would miss the event through leg surgery, but with Justin Barcia taking his spot alongside Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac – they could well be the team to beat. Likewise the Dutch team is still struggling to fill their spots after star man Jeffrey Herlings pulled out due to a broken shoulder blade.
With so many new stars coming through and injuries opening spots to talented youngsters, this should be a great year for the MXN. We’ll be reporting news of the course and final team line ups in coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled like potatoes.