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France Win Fourth Straight MXoN

Author: Aaryn Minerds

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Team France have won their fourth straight Chamberlain Trophy with a resounding overall victory at the 2017 Monster Energy Motocross of Nations held at Matterly Basin in the United Kingdom.

Consistency won the day for the French team who finished the event with a total of 20 points.

Romain Febvre lead the way with a 2nd and 3rd place finish with Gautier Paulin also riding strong to take a 3rd and 6th place result.

It was Christophe Charlier who really come through for the team how ever. Spending the past 12 months racing Enduro, the former MXGP racer was drafted into the teams MX2 position after injuries to a no less than three other French riders.

Charlier put a 14th place finish in his opening race behind him to finish 6th in the MX2 - MX Open race allowing the French team to take a commanding 11 point win ahead of The Netherlands, who held of Great Britain by a single point for second spot on the podium
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Romain Febvre lead France to their fourth straight MXoN Win
Jeffrey Herlings as expected lead the way for the team winning his opening race before finishing a close second to Max Anstie in the final MXGP - MX Open race with the result giving him the individual MX Open class win.

A consistent Glenn Coldenhoff and Brian Bogers both finished every race inside the top 12 to ensure the second place finish.

Team Great Britain was lead by their MXGP rider Max Anstie who had the home crowd in raptures as he won both the opening and final moto's of the day on his way to winning the MXGP class individual honours.

Dean Wilson played a huge role in the overall podium results with a 7th and 8th place finish in his two races, while Tommy Searle bounced back from a DNF in the opening MXGP - MX2 race to score a 15th place finish in the MX2 - MX Open race.

Team Belgium finished the day in 4th with Switzerland rounding out the top five.
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Jeffrey Herlings picked up the MX-Open win and a moto win to help The Netherlands to second overall
It was a day of what could have been for team Australia after sitting in third place heading into the final race.

The day started well for the Aussie who qualified in third position, with Hunter Lawrence announcing himself on the world stage in grand fashion, working his way from the top ten to a 4th place outright finish in the opening MXGP - MX2 race, also finishing as the leading MX2 rider.

The race did not go as well for Dean Ferris after he needed a trip to the pits early, leaving the current Australian champion in last position and a long way behind the field. However a hard charge had him 22nd at the line.

Australia's most impressive result of the day came in race two as Kirk Gibbs fired himself into third place in the opening laps, while Lawrence quickly worked his way forward after a mid pack start.

Gibbs fell back to 4th while Lawrence put in the ride of the day as he moved all the way up to third position leaving many bigger 450s in his wake. However the 18 year old crashed with just over a lap left to run, leaving him in 8th position, while Gibbs held strong in 5th.

Lawrence's 4 - 8 results were enough to give him the individual honours in the MX2 class.

Sitting in third with a big points gap back to 4th, things took a turn for the worst for team Australia at the start of the final MXGP - MX Open race with Ferris spinning his back wheel on the gate and Gibbs also getting a bad start.

At the end of lap one, Ferris was down in 17th while Gibbs was all but last.

By race end Ferris had ran into further trouble falling back as far as 25th before finishing 23rd, leaving him 10th in the MXGP class while Gibbs was able to re-bound to a 19th place result and 6th overall in the MX-Open class.

In the end the Aussie team finished with still a very good 6th place overall result.
France Win Fourth Straight MXoN
It was a dream day for Max Anstie leading Great Britain to the podium with two moto wins and the individual MXGP class win
Final Results:
1. France - 20 pts
2. The Netherlands - 31 pts
3. Great Britain - 32 pts
4. Belgium - 53 pts
5. Switzerland - 56 pts
6. Australia - 58 pts
7. Italy - 63 pts
8. Estonia - 84 pts
9. USA - 85 pts
10. Sweden - 87 pts
11. Denmark - 98 pts
12. Slovenia - 108 pts
13. Canada - 119 pts
14. Russia - 120 pts
15. Ireland - 120 pts
16. Portugal - 125 pts
17. Puerto Rico - 134 pts
18. Spain - 134 pts
19. Slovakia - 142 pts
20. Germany - 129 Not Classified Only Two Riders

MXGP Class Top Ten
1. Max Anstie - 2 pts
2. Tim Gajser - 7 pts
3. Gautier Paulin - 9 pts
4. Jeremy Van Horebeek - 11 pts
5. Arnaud Tonus, Arnaud - 15 pts
6. Antonio Cairoli - 18 pts
7. Evgeny Bobryshev - 18 pts
8. Glenn Coldenhoff - 19 pts
9. Rui Goncalves - 32 pts
10.Dean Ferris - 45 pts
France Win Fourth Straight MXoN
Hunter Lawrence will be on every team managers wish list in the MXGP and in America after his display this weekend
MX2 Class Top Ten
1. Hunter Lawrence - 12 pts
2. Zachary Osborne- 13 pts
3. Tomas Kjer Olsen - 19 pts
4. Christophe Charlier - 20 pts
5. Brian Bogers - 21 pts
6. Alvin ÌÐstlund - 34 pts
7. Valentin Guillod - 36 pts
8. Brent Van doninck - 41 pts
9. Darian Sanayei - 44 pts
10. Harri Kullas - 46 pts

MX Open Class Top Ten
1. Jeffrey Herlings - 3 pts
2. Romain Febvre - 5 pts
3. Dean Wilson - 15 pts
4. Allesandro Lupino - 22 pts
5. Jeremy Seewer - 23 pts
6. Kirk Gibbs - 24 pts
7. Kevin Strijbos - 25 pts
8. Tanel Leok - 25 pts
9. Fredrik Noren - 32 pts
10. Tyler Medaglia - 37 pts

For Full Results CLICK HERE

Read below for a race by race break down as we watched it last night on MXGP-TV.com
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Aussie Kirk Gibbs was impressive on his way to 5th in the MX2 - MX Open race
Race 1: MXGP - MX2

Great Britain‰Ûªs Max Anstie lead from start to finish to give the home team what could have been a great start to the event, however what looks to have been a blown Engine for team-mate Tommy Searle put him out the race.

Slovakia's Tim Gasjer put on a huge charge to cross the line in second position ahead of France's Gautier Paulin giving both countries a solid start.

Australia's Hunter Lawrence further announced himself on the world stage, starting just inside the top ten, making his way all the way to 5th, before a last lap charge elevated him to a fantastic 4th place finish and leading MX2 riders.

Arnaud Tonus finished in 5th for the Swiss team, while Russian Evgeny Bobryshev finished 6th, Belgium's Jeremy Van Horebeek in 7th, The Netherlands Glenn Coldenhoff in 8th.

Denmark's Thomas Kjer Olsen was the second best MX2 rider finishing in 9th position, just ahead of America's Zach Osbourne who rounded out the top then.

For Australia's Dean Ferris a mid pack start ended with a trip to the pits which left the Aussie dead last in 38th position. A spirited ride had the #22 Yamaha back in 22nd position at the end of the race.

It was also a tough race for America's Cole Seely who suffered a rear shock failure early in the race, forcing him to the sidelines.

After the opening race, Team France lead the way on 17 points, with The Netherlands in second position three points back, while Switzerland round out the top three on 23 points.

Belgium sit 4th with 24 points, while Australia are still looking good in 5th on 26 points.
France Win Fourth Straight MXoN
Race 2: MX Open / MX2

It looked as though it was going to be the Jeffrey Herlings show early as the rider from the Netherlands took the lead from Frenchman Romain Febvre, while Aussie Kirk Gibbs moved into 3rd.

A mistake from Herlings left him in the mud and allowed Febvre to take the lead.

Herlings recovered and chased down Febvre, eventually making the pass and going on to win.

Behind the leading duo, Australia's Hunter Lawrence put on another amazing show, coming from a mid pack start and working his way all the way up to third position.

However a crash with a lap and a half to go put an end to his run, dropping him down to 8th.

At the line it was Zach Osbourne who come through as the leading MX2 rider in third, with Italian rider Lupino Alessandro in 4th and Kirk Gibbs in 5th

Christopher Charlier put France in a great position to take their 4th straight MXoN win with a 6th place finish while Great Britain‰Ûªs Dean Wilson came up in 7th just ahead of Lawrence.

Brian Bogers kept The Netherlands in with a fighting chance in 9th while Thomas Kier Olsen again impressed in 10th

After two of the three races and counting all four riders results from each country, France continues to lead the way on 25 points from The Netherlands on 30 points.

Australia hold down 3rd with 39 points with Switzerland in 4th on 55 points and Great Britain climbing to 5th on 60 points.

With both MX2 races complete it was Australia's own Hunter Lawrence who claimed the class win with a total of 12 points, beating America's Osbourne by a single point, while Thomas Kjer Olsen rounded out the podium.

Teams will drop their worst score of their total of six motos after the final race to determine the final results.
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Race 3: MXGP - MX Open

Max Anstie made it two wins from two starts after another holeshot in the final race of the day gave him the perfect start.

Not everything went his way however, with a crash allowing French rider Romain Febvre through to take the lead.

Anstie re mounted with a fast charging Jeffrey Herlings catching him. However it was the British rider who was able to catch Febvre first dicing with the Frenchman for the second time in the race before making a decisive pass for the lead.

Herlings also made his way around Febvre, and soon after Febvre pulled into the pits for a fresh set of goggles and was still able to re-join the race in third.

Up front Herlings caught Ansite in the dying stages but the English rider held on for the win to the delight of his home crowd.

Belgium's Jeremy Van Horebeek though a long way back finished in 4th followed by Slovakian Tim Gasjer, French rider Gautier Paulin in 6th, Italian Antonio Cairoli in 7th, Brit Dean Wilson in 8th, with the Swiss pairing of Jeremy Seewer and Arnaud Tonus rounding out the top ten.

It was a tough race for both Australian's with Dean Ferris and Kirk Gibbs suffering horrible starts that left Ferris 17th at the end of lap one and Gibbs back in 37th and last.

Ferris then slipped through the field eventually finishing 23rd, while Gibbs was able to work his way up to 19th, but the result left the team with no chance of a podium result.
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