MX OF NATIONS: RESULTS AND PHOTOS

Gautier Paulin of the winning French team dices with Tony Cairoli, of the second place Italians.

The 2018 Motocross of Nations wrapped up with another win for France. The defending champions did it through consistency this time, with Gautier Paulin, Dylan Ferrandis and Jordi Tixier turning in consistent performances without any wins. The real heartbreak of the day was the Netherlands, which had the most dominent two riders of the race with Glenn Coldenhoff and Jeff Herlings. The two of them took the top Open spot and the top 450 position, respectively. Unfortunately for them, Calvin Vlaanderen, their 250 rider, suffered an eye injury in his first moto and had to withdraw. As for the U.S. team, it was beset with poor starts and crashes. The best overall performance for the Yanks was Eli Tomac, who was fourth overall in the 450/250 moto, then seventh in the 450/Open moto. Justin Barcia fell on the start of his first race (the Open/250 combined moto) and could only work his way up to 13th.Aaron Plessinger suffered crashes in each race, scoring a 16th and an 18th. In the end, the U.S.team could do no better than sixth overall.

Glenn Coldenhoff won both of his Open motos, beating his teammate Jeff Herlings in the second.

RESULTS
1 FRANCE
Gautier Paulin 2-3
Dylan Ferrandis 7-8
Jordi Tixler 15-32
2 ITALY
Antonio Cairoli 4-6
Alessandro Lupino 5-12
Michele Cervellin 10-14
3 THE NETHERLANDS
Glenn Coldenhoff 1-1
Jeff Herlings 1-2
Calvin Vaanderen 36-DNF
4 AUSTRALIA
Hunter Lawrence 2-8
Mitchell Evans 10-14
Kirk Gibbs 14-33
5 GREAT BRITAIN
Ben Watson 4-15
Max Anstie 6-13
Tommy Searle 10-34
6 USA
Eli Tomac 4-7
Justin Barcia 9-13
Aaron Plessinger 16-18
7 BELGIUM
Clement DeSalle 5-27
Jeremy Van Horebeek 6-11
Jago Geerts 13-18
8 SPAIN
Jorge Prado 3-3
Jose Butron 17-18
Carlos Campano 22-22
9 ESTONIA
Harri Kullas7-12
Tanel Leok 12-19
Hardi Roosiorg 21-24
10 GERMANY
Max Nagl 8-11
Ken Roczen 9-25
Henry Jacobi 25-37

Aaron Plessinger crashed hard in qualifying and never regained his form.
Eli Tomac was America’s best performer but far off the pace set by some of the Euros.

Justin Barcia suffered a first-turn crash in his first moto and a poor start in his second.
Travis Pastrana rode for Puerto Rico on his RM250. On his second moto sight lap, he did a backflip on a big tabletop.
Kevin Windham has speed! He was fourth in the B main, helping send Puerto Rico to the main show.
Ryan Sipes was second in the B main and led Puetro Rico into the main events. Unfortunately, he fell hard in his last race.
Jordi Tixier was the third member of France’s winning team.
Jorge Prado was absolutely amazing. He was third overall in both his motos, riding a 250 against 450s.

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