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MXoN News: 2021 Team List

The 2021 Motocross of Nations is just over a month away and team announcements are filtering through at quite a rate. Seven countries have named the riders who will compete at Mantova, in Italy, on September 25/26 and all of those teams have been listed below. There are more announcements to come as well, as Team USA is going to be named on Saturday and Team Great Britain should be revealed in the coming days as well.

Whenever another announcement is made, that team will be added to this list. Simply save this link and check back regularly to keep up with all of the 2021 Motocross of Nations teams! It is also worth noting that tickets are now on sale for the race, so you can secure a spot on the fence via this link. There is currently no word on whether or not fans will be limited. Things are subject to change, of course, as is the way of the world.

Team Netherlands

Jeffrey Herlings

MXGP

Roan van de Moosdijk

MX2

Glenn Coldenhoff

Open

Note: Roan van de Moosdijk is out with a broken scaphoid at the moment and questionable for the Motocross of Nations. It was stated that he is going to be back in time, but just watch this space.

Team Belgium

Jeremy Van Horebeek

MXGP

Liam Everts

MX2

Brent Van Doninck

Open

Note: Jago Geerts would have been an obvious pick for the MX2 slot on Team Belgium, but he opted out of the event in order to focus on winning the world title. Geerts is third in that title race.

Team Great Britain

Ben Watson

MXGP

Conrad Mewse

MX2

Shaun Simpson

Open

Note: No real surprises at Team Great Britain; Max Anstie will be switching teams, so he cannot compete, and Dean Wilson is dealing with the Epstein Barr Virus. The only other option (realistically) was Adam Sterry.

Team France

Benoit Paturel

MXGP

Tom Vialle

MX2

Mathys Boisrame

Open

Note: Romain Febvre and Maxime Renaux both opted out of the Motocross of Nations, in order to focus on the Grand Prix series. Marvin Musquin dropped out after dealing with COVID-19 recently.

Team Germany

Max Nagl

MXGP

Simon Langenfelder

MX2

Henry Jacobi

Open

Note: The underdogs. Losing Ken Roczen is obviously a blow for Team Germany, but they are a threat for a position inside of the top five and maybe even a podium. Watch this space.

Team Latvia

Karlis Sabulis

MXGP

Mairis Pumpurs

MX2

Tom Macuks

Open

Note: No Pauls Jonass on Team Latvia – he confirmed that he would not be competing at the Motocross of Nations to MX Vice exclusively at the beginning of August.

Team Spain

Jose Butron

MXGP

Yago Martinez

MX2

Ander Valentin

Open

Note: Both Jorge Prado and Ruben Fernandez have pulled out of the Motocross of Nations, in order to focus on the FIM Motocross World Championship. A truly crushing blow for Team Spain.

Team Denmark

Thomas Olsen

MXGP

Mikkel Haarup

MX2

Bastian Boegh Damm

Open

Note: Denmark are one of the few nations able to field their best team possible. Thomas Olsen, Mikkel Haarup and Bastian Boegh Damm could put Team Denmark inside of the top five at Mantova.

Team Switzerland

Arnaud Tonus

MXGP

Mike Gwerder

MX2

Valentin Guillod

Open

Note: Jeremy Seewer has opted out of the Motocross of Nations, in order to focus on the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship, which is quite the hit to Team Switzerland.

Team Sweden

Alvin Ostlund

MXGP

Isak Gifting

MX2

Anton Gole

Open

Note: Team Sweden are one of the few nations able to field their strongest team and may reap the rewards at Mantova. All three riders currently compete in the Grand Prix series on a full-time basis.

Team Italy

Antonio Cairoli

MXGP

Mattia Guadagnini

MX2

Alessandro Lupino

Open

Note: Much like The Netherlands, Italy are fielding their strongest team at the 2021 Motocross of Nations. Italy should be a podium guarantee with a squad as strong as this.

Team Austria

Michael Sandner

MXGP

Rene Hofer

MX2

Marcel Stauffer

Open

Note: Team Austria has changed one of their riders. Lukas Neurauter has bowed out and been replaced by Marcel Stauffer, who is more than capable of taking Austria into the A-Final.

Team Ireland

Jason Meara

MXGP

Jake Sheridan

MX2

Stuart Edmonds

Open

Note: Controversy at Team Ireland, as Martin Barr has been ignored for the Motocross of Nations. Barr was the top finisher for Team Ireland at the previous two events and is healthy at the moment.

Team South Africa

David Goosen

MXGP

Camden McLellan

MX2

Tristan Purdon

Open

Note: South Africa may not register as much of a factor entering the Motocross of Nations, but they did qualify straight out of the Saturday programme at Assen. They have an all-new team this year.

Team Poland

Tomasz Wysocki

MXGP

Gabriel Chetnicki

MX2

Jakub Barczewski

Open

Team Czechia

Dusan Drdaj

MXGP

Jan Wagenknecht

MX2

Petr Polak

Open

Team Iceland

Eythor Reynisson

MXGP

Eidur Pallmarsson

MX2

Mani Petursson

Open

Note: Team Iceland always make their presence known at the Motocross of Nations. They failed to qualify at the previous edition – the weakened field may help their chances at Mantova on September 25/26.

Team Lithuania

Dovydas Karka

MXGP

Erlandas Mackonis

MX2

Arminas Jasikonis

Open

Note: Team Lithuania will attempt to qualify for the A-Final for the first time since the 2016 Motocross of Nations. Arminas Jasikonis will return to Mantova for the first time since his crash, so it’ll be poignant in his comeback.

Team Finland

Miro Sihvonen

MXGP

Emil Weckman

MX2

Jere Haavisto

Open

Note: Finland has not competed in the Motocross of Nations since 2017, when they failed to qualify. Team Finland last qualified for the main races in 2014, believe it not. Quite a drought for the nation.

Team Canada

Dylan Wright

MXGP

Jacob Piccolo

MX2

Tyler Medaglia

Open

Note: Canada did not send a team to the 2019 Motocross of Nations, so it’s particularly surprising that they have got a trio together in times as difficult as these. This team has top-ten potential.

Team Venezuela

Lorenzo Locurcio

MXGP

Raimundo Trasolini

MX2

Carlos Badiali

Open

Team Slovakia

Pavol Repcak

MXGP

Tomás Kohut

MX2

Simon Jost

Open

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Ray Archer

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