2011 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations 18.09.2011 @ St Jean d’Angely circuit in France
Update: 16-09-2011! Kaper Lyngaard replaces injuried Nikolaj Larsen at MXoN
Recently Mikkel Caprani focused his coaching skills on the Elite DK National Motocross Team at the local “Boerkop Track” in Jylland, Denmark. The riders Nikolaj M. Hansen (MX1), Stefan Kjer Olsen (MX2) and Nikolaj Larsen (Open) are representing Denmark at this year’s Motocross of Nations in France.
The three riders picked for MXoN 2011 will practice together during special occasions before the huge event in September 17-18 at Le Circuit du Puy de Poursay France.
Coach Caprani’ is a busy man these days. Sunday August 21. Hedeland round 4 of The Danish MX Championship, Sunday September 3. Aarhus round 3 of The Danish Supermoto Championship (which he is leading at the moment), Sunday September 11. Soenderborg Finals of The Danish MX Championship 2011. Guess what? at September 17-18
Thirty countries send their best three riders
to compete in three classes (MX1, MX2, MX3)
that are based on the FIM World Motocross GP Championship.
2011 The Danish Team
More on Motocross of Nations 2011
The United States is the reigning champion of the Motocross of Nations, winning in 2010 when the event was held in Lakewood, Colorado. And for 2011 MXoN in France The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the three riders who will represent America: Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto and Blake Baggett.
“America’s talent pool for motocross racers is the deepest in the world,” said AMA Supercross Director Kevin Crowther. “As demonstrated by their performances in this summer’s Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships, these three riders are among the best that the United States has to offer. We’re confident they will do their country proud at this prestigious event.”
The Motocross of Nations is one of the most high-profile motorsport events in the world. It features national teams competing for a combined score to determine the overall championship-winning country. The event emerged in post-war Europe in 1947 and has run uninterrupted since that time. The United States is the all-time leader in Motocross of Nations overall victories with 21. Great Britain is second with 16.
MXoN Winners 2000 – 2010
2010 Media from Motocross of Nations
2011 Track: St Jean d’Angely circuit in France