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Your Motocross of Nations hub.

Your Motocross of Nations hub.

August is a hectic period. The FIM Motocross World Championship and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series begin to wind down, which is obviously a priority for most, but Motocross of Nations news dominates headlines at the same time. Teams must be selected by the end of the month, so the entry list will be complete in a couple of weeks. This list, which will updated daily, has been created in order to help you stay up to date.

Team France

Gautier Paulin

MXGP

Dylan Ferrandis

MX2

Romain Febvre

Open

Note: Benoit Paturel, who represented the nation last year, has been named as the reserve rider. Although he currently resides in the MX2 division, he is ready to jump on either bike.

Gautier Paulin will lead France, like he did in 2014 and 2015 (Husqvarna/J.P Acevedo)

Team The Netherlands

Glenn Coldenhoff

MXGP

Brian Bogers

MX2

Jeffrey Herlings

Open

Note: The Netherlands return with exactly the same team that they had last year. The Dutch would have actually won the Motocross of Nations in 2016, but a pass on the final lap cost them the victory.

Team USA

Cole Seely

MXGP

Zach Osborne

MX2

Thomas Covington

Open

Note: Thomas Covington was originally going to ride for Team Puerto Rico in MX2, but will now move to the American outfit on an FC 450.

Team Belgium

Clement Desalle

MXGP

Julien Lieber

MX2

Jeremy Van Horebeek

Open

Note: Barring disaster, Clement Desalle will contest the Motocross of Nations for the first time since 2013. Julien Lieber last raced the Motocross of Nations in 2015, when Team Belgium finished third.

Team Switzerland

Arnaud Tonus

MXGP

Valentin Guillod

MX2

Jeremy Seewer

Open

Note: Both Arnaud Tonus and Valentin Guillod are currently sidelined, but should be back in time for the Motocross of Nations. Guillod will drop down to the CRF250R for the race and, somewhat surprisingly, Jeremy Seewer will move to the bigger bike. Seewer has trained on the RM-Z450 at points this season.

Team Italy

Antonio Cairoli

MXGP

Michele Cervellin

MX2

Alessandro Lupino

Open

Note: Team Italy last finished on the podium in 2013, but may achieve that again this year. That was actually the last time that Alessandro Lupino represented his nation.

Team Great Britain

Max Anstie

MXGP

Tommy Searle

MX2

Dean Wilson

Open

Note: No real surprises with this team. Tommy Searle returned to the FIM Motocross World Championship in Switzerland, so should be up to full speed by the time that the Motocross of Nations rolls around.

Australia

Dean Ferris

MXGP

Hunter Lawrence

MX2

Kirk Gibbs

Open

Note: Dean Ferris, an experienced member of Team Australia, will be joined by a pair of newbies. Hunter Lawrence and Kirk Gibbs have not previously contested the Motocross of Nations.

Spain

Jose Butron

MXGP

Iker Larranaga Olano

MX2

Jorge Prado

Open

Note: No surprises from the Spanish, except for the fact that Jorge Prado will contest the Open class. Initial reports indicated that he would ride a 250F in that category, which was certainly intriguing, but it now seems that a 350F may be on the cards.

Puerto Rico

Justin Starling

MXGP

Darian Sanayei

MX2

Marshal Weltin

Open

Note: Thomas Covington has moved to Team USA now, so Marshal Weltin will represent Team Puerto Rico in the Open category. Darian Sanayei will drop down to the MX2 class.

Thomas Covington will be on the line for Team Puerto Rico (Husqvarna/J.P Acevedo)

New Zealand

Cody Cooper

MXGP

Josiah Natzke

MX2

Rhys Carter

Open

Note: New Zealand return with a similar team to last year. Hamish Harwood, who is now the reserve rider, has been replaced by Rhys Carter, who last contested the event at Teutschenthal in 2013.

Team Russia

Evgeny Bobryshev

MXGP

Evgeny Mikhaylov

MX2

Semen Rogozin

Open

Canada

Colton Facciotti

MXGP

Shawn Maffenbeier

MX2

Tyler Medaglia

Open

Note: Kaven Benoit was a star for Team Canada at Maggiora, but has been dealing with injuries this season. Colton Facciotti will jump in as his replacement at Matterley Basin.

Team Denmark

Stefan Kjer Olsen

MXGP

Thomas Kjer Olsen

MX2

Nikolaj Larsen

Open

Ireland

Graeme Irwin

MXGP

Martin Barr

MX2

Stuart Edmonds

Open

Note: Although the Irish riders have been confirmed, it is unknown what class each rider will contest. Above is what most would expect but, hey, a curveball could be thrown.

Team Lithuania

Arminas Jasikonis

MXGP

Dovydas Karka

MX2

Arnas Milevicius

Open

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Husqvarna/J.P Acevedo

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