Sunday 16th December: Mini & MX open. There is some rain damage on the MX and it will be wet and slippery in some places but it is ride able. Free sausage sizzle at 12.00.

Australian Team Announced

MX of Nations 2013

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Here is a press release from Motorcycling Australia:

Motorcycling Australia has officially confirmed the Australian team that will compete in the 2013 FIM Motocross of Nations at Teutschenthal in Germany on 29 September.

Newly-crowned Canadian champion Brett Metcalfe will spearhead the team in MX1, last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix winner Dean Ferris will contest MX2 and MX Nationals contender Todd Waters (pictured above) will enter MX3.

Combined, the trio all have experience at the ‘Olympics’ of Motocross. Metcalfe has been on Team Australia on multiple occasions, and was part of the squad alongside Chad Reed and Matt Moss when they finished on the podium in 2011.

Ferris rode for Team Australia in 2010, while Waters made his first appearance last season in an all-rookie line-up.

The announcement was fast-tracked by MA this afternoon following Chad Reed’s confirmation this morning that he’ll take time out for the remainder of 2013 (click here for more).

Team manager Gary Benn said selection was extremely difficult this year, but believes Australia will be well represented by Metcalfe, Ferris and Waters.

“These guys are in amazing form at the moment and were a natural pick to represent the Aussies on the motocross world stage,” Benn said.

“Of course we’re disappointed Chad withdrew his nomination. He is without a doubt an outstanding rider and Aussie legend, having represented the country at the MXoN many times in previous years.”

Featuring as reserve for Team Australia will be runaway MX2 national series leader Luke Styke.

Current MX1 MX Nationals series leader Moss didn’t apply for a position in 2013, instead opting to focus on the Australian Supercross Championship.

Last year at the MXoN in Belgium, Australia finished 10th in the event won by Germany over Belgium and the United States.

Reed also out of MXon

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Chad Reed has made the decision not to race the Motocross of Nations. Originally selected in the team, along with Dean Ferris and Brett Metcalfe the former AMA Supercross and Motocross championed twittered this morning the news. Simon Cudby image

“Toughest decision when you have to make the call to not represent your country. Will miss the opportunity to put on the GREEN&GOLD.”

 

 
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