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september 22, 2022 - Yamaha Racing

Yamaha Set for Epic MXoN Showdown in USA

The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP and MX2 teams have arrived in the United States of America ready for the riders to proudly represent their nations at the biggest and most exciting #event of the year, the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations, which takes place on American soil, for the fifth time in history, at the iconic RedBud Motocross Track in Michigan, this weekend.

The last time the United States, and RedBud, hosted the world’s biggest, oldest and most famous one-day team motorsport race was back in 2018. It was an #event marked by Glenn Coldenhoff’s great form as he charged to an incredible 1-1 victory, aiding The Netherlands to its third consecutive silver medal. 

For the past nine years, Coldenhoff has played a key role in the achievements of The Netherlands at the Motocross of Nations. In addition to his individual success at the #event, the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP ace has helped The Netherlands to a stunning string of five consecutive medals - four silvers and a historic gold that came following his scintillating victory on home soil at the Dutch TT Circuit in Assen in 2019. 

This weekend, Colenhoff will represent his country for a 10th time, teaming up with Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha’s Calvin Vlaanderen and Dutch MX2 star Kay de Wolf as the team eyes its sixth consecutive MXoN medal. 

While Holland has been the only constant on the podium over the past five years, the most successful team of the past decade has been Team France. The French have celebrated six astonishing victories since their return to the top step in 2014. This year, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP's Maxime Renaux and Monster Energy Star Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis will don the French jersey, with former MX2 World Champion Marvin Musquin completing the rostrum. Renaux has only raced for Team France once before and is yet to make the podium. At the same time, Ferrandis has been on the team twice and twice on the top step of the box, giving him a 100% success rate when representing his country - one of those victories was here in RedBud in 2018.

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer will spearhead Team Switzerland’s efforts alongside iXS Hostettler Yamaha’s duo of Valentin Guillod and Kevin Brumann. 

Seewer enjoys #racing in the United States as its comprehensive, fast and jumpy tracks offer something entirely different from the typical tight, twisty, compact circuits in Europe. This weekend, the YZ450FM mounted star hopes to challenge the individual crown in the MXGP class, which would boost the Swiss team’s chance at achieving its ultimate goal of a top-five finish.   

Further information in the press release to download