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RACE RECAP

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The Motocross of Nations made its return to North American soil for the first time in 8 years and the infamous Red Bud Track & Trail was set to host the 72nd running of the MXoN.  Billed as the “Olympics of Motocross,” thirty-one participating countries select three riders to represent in each class; MXGP, MX2 and Open.  For Team Canada, Fox Racing rider and new Canadian National Motocross Champion Colton Facciotti was to lead the charge for Canada in the MXGP class.  Alongside him would be newly crowned Canadian MX2 Champion, Jess Pettis and two-time Canadian National Champion, Tyler Medaglia.

 

Competing in his sixth MXoN, Colton Facciotti has experienced the intensity and demands of the international competition format. This year with the event being held in North America, the Canadian fans were out in full colours representing the red & white giving the team and its riders extra encouragement as they lined up.

 

The international racing format consists of a two-day structure with Qualifiers on Saturday and Main Event racing on Sunday.  Facciotti qualified in 17th place on Saturday and the team collectively qualified 11th overall for the Main Event.  In Moto 1, Facciotti narrowly missed a first corner pile up and slide through in third place putting him up front to battle.  Needing to remove his goggles for better vision, Colton held on for a hard fought 9th place finish. In Moto 2, Facciotti was given the lesser gate pick from team strategy and suffered a poor start.  Stuck battling in the back of the pack, Colt had to remove his goggles again from the harsh muddy conditions and finished the race in 26th place for a respectable 9th overall individual score.  Collectively the Canadian team finished with an 11th overall at the 2018 Motocross of Nations.

 

MXGP Race Results:

1st – Jeffrey Herlings - Netherlands

2nd – Gautier Paulin - Netherlands

3rd – Antonio Cairolli - Italy

4th – Eli Tomac - USA

5th – Tanel Leok - Estonia

6th – Clement Desalle - Belgium

7th – Ken Roczen - Germany

8th – Jose Butron - Spain

9th –  Colton Facciotti - Canada

10th – Cody Cooper - New Zealand

 

Overall Team Results:

1st – France

2nd – Italy

3rd – Netherlands

4th –  Australia

5th – United Kingdom

6th – United States

7th – Belgium

8th – Spain

9th – Estonia

10th – Germany

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11th – Canada

 

For complete results from the 2018 Motocross of Nations visit the below link: 

http://results.mxgp.com/mxgp/standings.aspx

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