Motocross

A strong French team announced for the MX of Nations!

Posted:

Marvin Musquin, Steven Frossard and Gautier Paulin will make up the 2011 French Motocross of Nations team after the French Federation made the announmcnet at the Czech Republic Grand Prix a Loket overnight.

The team will is the same squad that competed two years ago in Italy and will be aiming for a win, ten years after their last victory, which came at the historic Namur circuit.

The selection was a tough one for the French Federation, as many good riders have raced the GP's and the US Championship with strong results.

"It's never easy to announce a selection six weeks before the event, as none of the championships are finished, but with the Federation we've confirmed Marvin Musquin in the MX2 class, Steven Frossard in the MX1 class and Gautier Paulin in the Open class," said Pascal Haudiquert on behlaf of the French Federation.

"There was no doubt about Steven, he proved this season in the MX1 class that he was definitively one of the fastest 450 riders, including on tracks such as Lommel or Valkenswaard. He did a great job in 2009 with the French team, and he won this year the GP in Saint Jean d'Angely.

"We spoke a lot with Marvin Musquin before we made our decision, and we know that he is back to his best level after his injuries; he has four more races to prepare the Nations, and for sure he will be at his best physical shape as he didn't raced so much this season.

"The third man will be Gautier Paulin, in the Open class; last year we called him at the last minute and he didn't had so much time to adapt to the 450, this year will be different and he already has a technical basis. Our three riders got in the past great results in Saint Jean d'Angely, and they all rode strong in all conditions, whether it's dry and sunny or wet and muddy" said French trainer Olivier Robert, on behalf of Jacques Bolle the president of the Federation.

After a tough year Marvin Musquin is happy with the news.

"That's great news for me! My season had been tough with injuries, and it's nice to see that the Federation trust in my potential," Musquin said.

"It's a great motivation for the rest of the season, and I'm delighted to be with Steven and Gautier in the selection. I keep great memories from 2009, and I will go to Saint Jean to bring the best results to the team. I was frustrated last year to retire twice at the Nations, I want a revenge and the MX2 win. Last year I won both heats of the French GP there, the atmosphere was crazy and it will be even more this year with the fans. Not so many riders have the possibility in their career to race the Nations on their home soil, and I can't' wait to be there!"

Steven Frossard has had a great year and is happy to beack in the team.

"I'm happy to be back in the French team, being selected as one of the three best riders of your country is always nice," Frossard said.

"When I was younger I never missed the Nations as spectator, I love this event and I'm motivated for this race. For sure there will be some pressure as we race at home, but it was similar at the French GP and that was not a problem for me. For sure it will be important to have good starts on this track, even if I proved during the second heat of the GP that you can recover from mid pack start. At the moment I'm focused on the last GP's, but for sure my motivation will be strong for the Nations."

Gautier Paulin, like is team-mates is looking forward to the challenge.

""For me it's a huge bonus to be selected for the Nations, it proves that you had a good season and I will have the chance to race this event in France," Paulin said.

"I want to thanks the Federation for this choice, it's a great honor and I will do my best. Last year I was confirmed very late and came in the US just with a few hours to test my 450, this time it will be different and I will be able to prepare the event in the best conditions. In 2009 I had the same teammates; we know each others, we have good relations and I'm sure that with more experience than two years ago we'll be stronger."

The 65th edition of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations will take place in Saint Jean d‰ÛªAngely, France, during the 18th September weekend.

Share Article:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr
Pinterest
Reddit
Email
Print

More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines

Motocross

Factory Honda In Winning Early Season Form At Sunshine State Championships

Dirt Track

2024 NSW Dirt Track Season Lifts Off At Somersby Super TT Meeting

Supercross

World Champion Max Anstie Secures 2024 East Coast Supercross Championship Red Plate

Motocross

Jed Beaton Tops The Podium At 2024 New Zealand Motocross Championships Round Two

Supercross

Cooper Webb And Haiden Deegan Win Drama-Filled Arlington Supercross

EnduroCross

Billy Bolt's FIM SuperEnduro Win Streak Continues In Bulgaria

Supercross

Shoulder Injury Rules Evan Ferry Out Of Arlington Supercross

Supercross

Christian Craig To Sit Out Arlington Supercross

MXGP

Mattia Guadagnini Joins The Early Season Injury List

Motocross

Jake Cannon Signs With Factory Honda

MXGP

Liam Everts To Miss MXGP Season Opener

Motocross

Tim Gajser – Motivated for 2024

What's On This Week

AMA GNCC - R2
Wild Boar, Palatka, FL
Monday, March 4th, 2024
AMA Supercross Round 8
Daytona International Speedway -Daytona Beach, FL
Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
FIM SuperEnduro World Championship - R7
GP UK, Newcastle
Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

Featured:

First Look At The All New 2024 Beta 450RX

2024 Yamaha YZ250F Review

Enhance Your Bike’s Protection With Force Accessories Custom Clutch Cover

2023 Sherco 300 SE Factory Ride Review

Michelin StarCross 6 – Inspected

Drink Wirelessly with SoleStream

What's On This Week

AMA GNCC - R2
Wild Boar, Palatka, FL
Monday, March 4th, 2024
AMA Supercross Round 8
Daytona International Speedway -Daytona Beach, FL
Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
FIM SuperEnduro World Championship - R7
GP UK, Newcastle
Saturday, March 2nd, 2024