“The French really wanted some!”…………………………………………………………………………….Part 2 of Motocross of Nations, Ernee 2015 blog

Posted: October 5, 2015 in Uncategorized
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So with 1 moto down and Team USA firmly in the driving seat, it was time to check out the action inside the Team USA rig.

As all their riders, Barcia, Webb and Martin were Yamaha mounted the Team based themselves out of the Kemea Yamaha truck, beside the Alpine Stars Hospitality unit, where Team members had special wrists bands to get into the right hand side of the unit and were catered for fantastically by the Alpine Stars crew.  Whilst the mechanics worked on the bikes under the awning in full gaze of the 10 deep crowd, Team Manager Roger DeCoster and the riders gathered in a secluded high secure area behind the truck, to prepare, talk tactics, away from the constant autograph shouts from fans.

French fans interest in Team USA was incredible!

French fans interest in Team USA was incredible!

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Team USA pitted out of the Keema Yamaha factory rig.

Team USA pitted out of the Kemea Yamaha factory rig.

Ryan Villopoto dropped by to lend his support, talk statergy with all the riders. Big John in the background looks after rider safety and security, making sure riders get to where they need to be on time without hassle.

Ryan Villopoto dropped by to lend his support, talk stratergy with all the riders. Big John in the background looks after rider safety and security, making sure riders get to where they need to be on time without hassle.

Don't know whether this mechanic was on Social Media or re-mapping his riders bike?

Don’t know whether this mechanic was on Social Media or re-mapping his riders bike?

Jeremy Martin's helmet.

Jeremy Martin’s helmet.

Barcia's mechanic and RV touch base, as ace photographer Ray Archer gets to work!.

Barcia’s mechanic and RV touch base, as ace photographer Ray Archer gets to work!.

Meanwhile elsewhere, MXGP champ Romain Febvre's factory Yamaha gets cleaned up in the custom built bike wash booth's.

Meanwhile elsewhere, MXGP champ Romain Febvre’s factory Yamaha gets cleaned up in the custom built bike wash booth’s.

Announcer Francois Manigon whips the local crowd into a frenzy.

Announcer Francois Manigon whips the local crowd into a frenzy.

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Roger DeCoster works out what the Team need to score going into moto 3

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Alpine Stars crew were gracious hosts!

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Cooper Webb recovers after a great ride in moto 2.

MXoN rookie Cooper Webb really got to grips with his Yamaha YZ 450cc bike!

MXoN rookie Cooper Webb really got to grips with his Yamaha YZ 450cc bike!

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Joe Gibbs Racing manager Jeremy Albrecht, Justin Barcia and “The Man” get set for moto 3.

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Barcia’s mechanic breaks out the patriotic Team USA socks!

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In the back of the Kemea Yamaha race truck, Jeremy Martin and Johnny O’Mara and Ryan Villopoto review Martin’s great first moto ride.

Team France on their parade lap incite the crowd into a frenzy!

Team France on their parade lap incite the crowd into a frenzy!

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Cooper Webb chases Romain Febvre down the last downhill to the flag.

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Romain Febvre after pulling a tear off over the line, lap one.

Cooper Webb past the massive crowd. Team USA did great but there was a definite lack of American fans there to witness their battles.

Cooper Webb past the massive crowd. Team USA did great but there was a definite lack of American fans there to witness their battles.

Far right Doc John Bodnar  of Asterisk Medical Crew was there looking after his troops..........

Far right Doc John Bodnar of Asterisk Medical Crew was there looking after his troops……….

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Cooper Webb grabs the Fox holeshot in moto2 and for his efforts, a cheque for €1,000 euro’s from Fox.

Febvre was just untouchable and showed just wy he's France's leading rider and MXGP World Champion in 2015.

Febvre was just untouchable and showed just why he’s France’s leading rider and MXGP World Champion in 2015.

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A small section of the massive crowd, reported to be 80,000 over the 2 days. Flag’s of every nation!

Menawhilw back at the truck Ryan Villopoto in conversation with American mechanics. RV looked happy and relaxed, able to take in this great event without the enormous pressure as a rider!

Menawhilw back at the truck Ryan Villopoto in conversation with American mechanics. RV looked happy and relaxed, able to take in this great event without the enormous pressure as a rider!

Later on this week I’ll be posting my third and final blog on the MXoN with lot’s more exclusive photo’s, more Monster girl’s and the crazy podium celebrations! If you like what you see appreciate your comments…………………………..

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