2011 Monster Energy Motocross of Nations – Friday
The Monster Energy Motocross of Nations weekend has begun in Saint Jean d’Angely, France, as press conferences and rider introductions took place this afternoon. Tomorrow with consist of practice and qualifying races to determine starting position for Sunday’s main events. Team USA—Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, and Blake Baggett—is looking to take home their 22nd win and seventh in a row this weekend. Check out the photos below to get a preview of the track and a glimpse of what went down today.
The track is in pristine condition for this weekend's racing.
This big pit lane structure is in place as it is at every Grand Prix event.
The track features many elevation changes and some very cool looking sections. The dirt on the track also contains tons of rocks with many of the riders commenting that chest protectors and hand guards are going to be mandatory.
Here’s a shot of one of the various multiple line choices found all around the Saint Jean-d’Angely facility.
The crew was busy laying down one more layer of water before the riders get to tear up the dirt tomorrow for qualifying.
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