France have just announced their Motocross of Nations team and, in a surprising turn of events, Marvin Musquin is not on there. Gautier Paulin (MXGP), Dylan Ferrandis (MX2) and Romain Febvre (Open) will travel to RedBud in October to defend the crown.
Romain Febvre currently runs fifth in the FIM Motocross World Championship, thirty-five points from the rider in third, and has not finished higher than third in a moto all season. Gautier Paulin is sixth in the same series, but thirty-three points further behind. Paulin has led the team into action at the last five Motocross of Nations events and, consequently, has been given the number one plate every single time. The digit will also be attached to his FC 450 at RedBud later this year.
No reason for Marvin Musquin, who is currently second in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series and won at RedBud earlier this year, being left off of the squad has been confirmed yet. France have won at the Motocross of Nations the last four years. Stay tuned to MX Vice for more on this story.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Husqvarna/J.P Acevedo