Red Bull Motocross of Nations Preview

With the 2010 Red Bull Motocross of Nations rapidly approaching this weekend at the picturesque Thunder Valley MX facility in Lakewood, Colorado, we thought we would compile some information if you plan on attending or just following the race online.
Budds Creek in 2007 was the last time the prestigious race visited the United States. That year, thousands of fans flocked to Maryland to watch Team USA—which consisted of Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villopoto, and Tim Ferry—decimate the field, winning every moto. With home court advantage this year, the team of Ryan Dungey, Trey Canard, and Andrew Short is looking to continue the win streak of Team USA. They will, however, have to get through a hungry pack of international racers.

MXoN Teams 2010

USA

Just like last year in Italy, Ryan Dungey will once again be competing in the MX1 class.

Just like last year in Italy, Ryan Dungey will once again be competing in the MX1 class.

1. Ryan Dungey (MX1)
2. Trey Canard (MX2)
3. Andrew Short (MX3)
Team Manager: Roger DeCoster

We'll find out this weekend if the team of Dungey, Canard, and Short can keep Team USA's win streak alive.

We'll find out this weekend if the team of Dungey, Canard, and Short can keep Team USA's win streak alive.

FRANCE

Reigning MX2 World Champion Marvin Musquin will ride the MX2 class for France.

Reigning MX2 World Champion Marvin Musquin will ride the MX2 class for France.

4. Gautier Paulin (MX1)
5. Marvin Musquin (MX2)
6. Xavier Boog (MX3)
Team Manager: Robert Olivier

BELGIUM

Belgium's Jeremy Van Horebeek at last year's MXoN in Italy.

Belgium's Joel Roelants last year's MXoN in Italy.

7. Steve Ramon (MX1)
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (MX2)
9. Clement Desalle (MX3)
Team Manager: Joel Smets

GERMANY

The young rider Ken Roczen will represent Germany for the second year in a row.

The young rider Ken Roczen will represent Germany for the second year in a row.

10. Max Nagl (MX1)
11. Ken Roczen (MX2)
12. Marcus Schiffer (MX3)
Team Manager: Olaf Noack

GREAT BRITAIN

Last year, Dean Wilson rode for Team Canada, but for Lakewood he will be competing for Team Great Britain in the MX2 class.

Last year, Dean Wilson rode for Team Canada, but for Lakewood he will be competing for Team Great Britain in the MX2 class.

13. Jake Nichols (MX1)
14. Dean Wilson (MX2)
15. Brad Anderson (MX3)
Team Manager: Steve Dixon

ITALY

After getting things ironed out with the Italian Federation, Antonio Cairoli will once again be Team Capitan for Italy, riding the MX1 class.

After getting things ironed out with the Italian Federation, Antonio Cairoli will once again be Team Captain for Italy, riding the MX1 class.

16. Antonio Cairoli (MX1)
17. Alessandro Lupino (MX2)
18. Manuel Monni (MX3)
Team Manager: Andrea Bartolini

AUSTRALIA

After an great outdoor season aboard the CRF450R, Brett Metcalfe will be riding for Team Australia in the MX1 class.

After a great outdoor season aboard the CRF450R, Brett Metcalfe will be riding for Team Australia in the MX1 class.

19. Brett Metcalfe (MX1)
20. Dean Ferris (MX2)
21. Jay Marmont (MX3)
Team Manager: Gary Benn

ESTONIA
22. Tanel Leok (MX1)
23. Prilt Ratsep (MX2)
24. Gert Krestinov (MX3)
Team Manager: Mart Lajal

SWITZERLAND

Team Switzerland's Gregory Wicht at last year's MXoN.

Team Switzerland's Gregory Wicht at last year's MXoN.

28. Arnuad Tonus (MX1)
29. Valentin Guillod (MX2)
30. Gregory Wicht (MX3)
Team Manager: Marc Ristori

NEW ZEALAND

Ben Townley will be riding in the MX3 class for Team New Zealand.

Ben Townley will be riding in the MX3 class for Team New Zealand.

31. Josh Coppins (MX1)
32. Brad Groombridge (MX2)
33. Ben Townley (MX3)
Team Manager: Tony Cooksley

THE TRACK:
For six years now, Colorado has played host to a round of the Lucas Oils AMA Motocross Championship Series, but this is the first time that it will be the home of the Red Bull Motocross of Nations.
A few changes have been made to the track to bring it up to spec for FIM competition, but by and large, the Thunder Valley course remains much the same as it has for the past few nationals.

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For more information on the race visit redbullmxon.com