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Italy and Great Britain Announce MXoN Teams

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Team Italy will be the same team as 2017, Antonio Cairoli, Michele Cervellin and Alessandro Lupino. Photo: Youthstream
Italy and Great Britain have announced their respective teams for the 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations at RedBud, USA this October.

The Italian Motorcycle Federation (FMI) has announced their team for the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations at RedBud, USA this October.

The Italian Motorcycle Federation (FMI) announced that leading the team will be the 9 time FIM Motocross World Champion, Antonio Cairoli. Cairoli will contest the MXGP class while Yamaha SM Action MC Migliori‰Ûªs Michele Cervellin will take to MX2 and Alessandro Lupino will make his return in the Open class. The same group of riders raced last year‰Ûªs event at Matterley Basin, UK where they took 7th in the team‰Ûªs classification.
Max Anstie will be lining up in the MX Open class. After taking a double race win at last year‰Ûªs event. Photo: Juan Pablo Acevedo
British team manager Mark Chamberlain, in conjunction with the ACU Motocross Committee also announced that the three riders selected to represent Great Britain will be Tommy Searle (MXGP), Ben Watson (MX2) and Max Anstie (MX Open).

Tommy Searle will be lining up to compete in the MXGP class on the Bike It DRT Kawasaki machine. In the past Tommy has proven to be Team GB‰Ûªs strongest rider at the event and heads into the event as Team GB‰Ûªs most experienced rider, speaking of his selection Tommy said, ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm happy to have been chosen to race for my country again as this will be my 10th time doing so. I know what to expect and what it takes, and we will work together as a team and give everything possible!‰Û
Ben Watson make his debut for Team GB at the MXoN, the 21-year-old from Nottingham will be onboard his Kemea Yamaha Official MX2 machine. Photo: Yamaha Racing.

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