2016 Motocross Of Nations | Team Rosters

World's best face off in Italy

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We’re just days away from the 2016 Motocross of Nations in Maggiora, Italy. One of the more historic tracks, the northern Italy facility recently underwent a complete renovation and is now an off-road destination. This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Team USA’s domination in 1986 with O’Mara, Bailey, and Johnson, so it’s really no surprise that the world’s most passionate motocross fans will all come back to the same track in celebration.

Do you know how the Motocross of Nations works? Let’s have a quick recap, just in case. Each nation has sent three of their best riders in either the MXGP (450), MX2 (250), and Open (450 again) divisions. They’ll each ride two motos (Moto One: MXGP & MX2, Moto Two: MX2 & Open, Moto Three: MXGP & Open), with the single worst scored dropped from the final tally.

FRANCE
Team Manager – Pascal Finot

1. Romain Febvre – MXGP
2. Benoit Paturel – MX2
3. Gautier Paulin – Open

UNITED STATES
Team Manager – Roger DeCoster

4. Cooper Webb – MXGP
5. Alex Martin – MX2
6. Jason Anderson – Open

BELGIUM
Team Manager – Joel Smets

7. Kevin Strijbos – MXGP
8. Brent Van Doninck – MX2
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek – Open

News: An injury to Clement Desalle forced the Belgian team to make a late change in the line-up. Desalle was slated to race in the Open class with Jeremy Van Horebeek in the MX2 position, but Van Horebeek has been bumped up to the Open role and Brent Van Doninck has joined the team for the MX2 role.

ESTONIA
Team Manager – Lauri Roosiorg

10. Priit Ratsep – MXGP
11. Harri Kullas – MX2
12. Tanel Leok – Open

SWITZERLAND
Team Manager – Diego Clement

13. Valentin Guillod – MXGP
14. Jeremy Seewer – MX2
15. Arnaud Tonus – Open

THE NETHERLANDS
Team Manager – Marcel Hartman

16. Glenn Coldenhoff – MXGP
17. Brian Bogers – MX2
18. Jeffrey Herlings – Open

News: Although his name is on the list for the Open class role, Herlings made it clear at the MXGP finale at Glen Helen that he was still unsure of lining up for the Motocross of Nations. Considering how much he’s tested the 450 in recent weeks, we’d say that he is in for the race at Maggiora.

AUSTRALIA
Team Manager – Garry Benn

19. Todd Waters – MXGP
20. Mitch Evans – MX2
21. Dean Ferris – Open

News: A string of injuries have struck the Australian team in the last few weeks, as original member Kirk Gibbs and Jed Beaton are both out due to broken bones. Todd Waters and Mitch Evans have filled their spots. Despite taking part in the promotional videos for the track earlier in the year, Chad Reed will not represent the Aussies in Italy.

NEW ZEALAND
Team Manager – Bevan Weal

22. Cody Cooper – MXGP
23. Josiah Natzke – MX2
24. Hamish Harwood – Open

GERMANY
Team Manager – Wolfgang Thomas

25. Max Nagl – MXGP
26. Henry Jacobi – MX2
27. Dennis Ullrich – Open

News: For the third year, Ken Roczen has turned down an offer to represent Germany at the MXON. This is undoubtedly due to his bike switch.

AUSTRIA
Team Manager – Michael Rescheneder

28. Lukas Neurauter – MXGP
29. Michael Sandner – MX2
30. Pascal Rauchenecker – Open

SPAIN
Team Manager – Josep Alonso

31. Jose Butron – MXGP
32. Jorge Prado – MX2
33. Jorge Zaragoza – Open

News: Rookie racer Jorge Prado has been added to the team in place of the injuried Iker Larranaga.

RUSSIA
Team Manager – Vitaly Tonkov

34. Aleksandr Tonkov – MXGP
35. Vsevolod Brylyakov – MX2
36. Evgeny Bobryshev – Open

SWEDEN
Team Manager – Jonte Engdahl

37. Jesper Jonsson – MXGP
38. Alvin Ostlund – MX2
39. Fredrik Noren – Open

News: Noren’s inclusion is somewhat of a surprise, considering his lack of seat time due to an offseason surgery to repair damage in his knee. Nevertheless, he will be on the line in Italy.

ITALY
Team Manager – Thomas Traversini

40. Antonio Cairoli – MXGP
41. Samuele Bernardini – MX2
42. Michele Cervellin – Open

DENMARK
Team Manager – Mikkel Caprani

43. Nikolaj Larsen – MXGP
44. Thomas Olsen – MX2
45. Glen Meier – Open

PORTUGAL
Team Manager – Riley Ross

46. Rui Goncalves – MXGP
47. Hugo Basaula – MX2
48. Paulo Alberto – Open

IRELAND
Team Manager – Philip McCullough

49. Graeme Irwin – MXGP
50. Martin Barr – MX2
51. Stuart Edmonds – Open

GREAT BRITAIN
Team Manager – Neil Prince

52. Tommy Searle – MXGP
53. Max Anstie – MX2
54. Shaun Simpson – Open

LATVIA
Team Manager – Martins Lazdovskis

55. Davis Ivanov – MXGP
56. Karlis Sabulis – MX2
57. Roberts Justs – Open

JAPAN
Team Manager – Masaki Serizawa

58. Akira Narita – MXGP
59. Chihiro Notsuka – MX2
60. Kei Yamamoto – Open

SLOVENIA
Team Manager – Bogomir Gajser

61. TBA – MXGP
62. Jan Pancar – MX2
63. Jernej Irt – Open

NEWS: Tim Gajser was initially billed as the lead rider for the European nation, but a practice crash just prior to the event puts the 2016 MXGP World Champion on the sidelines. A replacement has not been announced as of Thursday evening.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Team Manager – Jiri Cepelak

64. Jaromir Romancik – MXGP
65. Filip Neugebauer – MX2
66. Petr Smitka – Open

POLAND
Team Manager – Dariusz Stypa

70. Tomasz Wysocki – MXGP
71. Szymon Staszkiewicz – MX2
72. Gabriel Chetnicki – Open

LITHUANIA
Team Manager – Robertas Benediktavicius

73. Vytautas Bucas – MXGP
74. Dovydas Karka – MX2
75. Aminas Jasikonis – Open

SLOVAKIA
Team Manager – Dusan Predanocy

76. Tomas Simko – MXGP
77. Richard Sikyna – MX2
78. Thomas Kohut – Open

BRAZIL
Team Manager – Carlos Manuel Hermano

79. Fabio Aparecido Dos Santos – MXGP
80. Ramyller Alves – MX2
81. Jean Carlo Ramos – Open

FINLAND
Team Manager – Jussi Vehvilainen

82. Valtteri Malin – MXGP
83. Miro Sihvonen – MX2
84. Kim Savaste – Open

CROATIA
Team Manager – Danijel Bozic

88. Hrvoje Karas – MXGP
89. Luka Crnkovic – MX2
90. Matija Kelava – Open

GREECE
Team Manager – Dimitrios Kouzis

94. Dimitrios Kontoletas – MXGP
95. Emmanouil Kritikos – MX2
96. Panagiotis Kouzis – Open

PUERTO RICO
Team Manager – Gabriel Catala

97. Jason Astudillo – MXGP
98. Gino Aponte – MX2
99. Noah McConahy – Open

News: Since Puerto Rico is technically a part of the United States, Americans are able to race for the small nation. Privateer Noah McConahy is the latest to take advantage of this rule.

LUXEMBOURG
Team Manager – Michel Turk

100. Eric Tabouraing – MXGP
101. Yves Frank – MX2
102. Bjorn Frank – Open

ISRAEL
Team Manager – Raz Heymann

106. Ziv Karmi – MXGP
107. Dan Maya – MX2
108. Oren Hasson – Open

SOUTH AFRICA
Team Manager – Geoff Den

109. Kerim Fitz-Gerald – MXGP
110. Nicholas Adams – MX2
111. Michael Docherty – Open

CANADA
Team Manager – Kourtney Lloyd

112. Kaven Benoit – MXGP
113. Shawn Maffernbeier – MX2
114. Tyler Medaglia – Open

HUNGARY
Team Manager – Nagy Robert

115. Erik Hugyecz – MXGP
116. Bence Szvoboda – MX2
117. Mark Szoke – Open

ICELAND
Team Manager – Karl Gunnlaugsson

118. Ingvi Bjorn Birgisson – MXGP
119. Eythor Teynisson – MX2
120. Andri Gudmundsson – Open

THAILAND
Team Manager – Jan Postema

121. Chaiyan Romphan – MXGP
122. Traiphop Boontaeng – MX2
123. Krisada Potaton – Open

SAN MARINO
Team Manager – Marasca Danilo

124. Thomas Marini – MXGP
125. Andrea Gorini – MX2
126. Bryan Toccaceli – Open