It has been confirmed that Team USA, consisting of Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham and Mike Brown will not attend the Motocross des Nations in Namur, Belgium.
The decision was made Thursday by the AMA and the riders. It is in their best interest not to attend the MXdN at the end of this month. With all that has happened this week, the team feels that it’s not worth the risk. Is is possible that the team could be stuck in Belgium if another attack occurs while they are in Europe. If this occurs, they might not be able to return home for a while. It is also possible that the team could become a vulnerable target at the race.
This is a bummer for motocross fans, but it is definitely a wise decision for the safety of the team. Our hearts and prayers go out to those innocent lives that were lost in the horrific attacks on America this week. God bless!