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After Moto 2, the 2015 MXoN was a two way battle between defending champions France and America, who were eager to repeat the success of Team USA at Ernee in 2005, when Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham and Ivan Tedesco won and started a win streak for America.

Inside the pits, team managers and staff were trying to work out the overall team scores which had France and America tied going into the all deciding final moto.

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The Monster girls took up their positions in front of the gate, whilst riders and mechanics prepared themselves.

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Start of Moto 3

Start of Moto 3, Sweden’s Filip Bengtson scores the Fox holeshot, chased by #67 ben Townley, #42 dean Ferris, #22 Evgeny Bobryshev and #3 Romain Febvre, #13 Max Nagel , #15 Dennis Ullrich and #7 Justin Barcia.

Mid-pack starts by both Justin Barcia and Jeremy Martin meant they would have to dig deep and pass many riders if they were to win!

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Ben Townley was on fire all weekend.

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Evgeny Bobryeshev #22 and Sweden’s Filip Bengtson #31 battle for their countries.

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Belgium’s Jeremy van Horebeek.

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#12 Dean Wilson Team GB chases #7 Justin Barcia.

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It didn’t take long before France’s Romain Febvre stormed into the lead!

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Australia’s Dean Ferris rode well and also confirmed he will be racing in Australia next season for Craid Dack’s team.

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Captain America Justin Barcia on his way through the pack.

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Febvre in front of his noisy and adoring home crowd.

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Ben Townley kept leader Romain Febvre on his toes.

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Ben Townley demonstrates how deep some of those ruts were!

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Portugal’s Hugo Basaula.

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Gautier Paulin was racing with a knee injury but still did enough for Team France to retain the Chamberlain Trophy.

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Scotland’s Dean Wilson rode well for Team GB and combined with Shaun Simpson’s results, all they would have needed was a decent result from injured Max Anstie to knock Belgium off the podium.

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Suzuki’s MXGP winner Glen Coldenhoff in one of his last rides before he joins the factory KTM Team for 2016.

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Romain Febvre winning both his moto’s topped what has been an incredible year for the young Frenchman.

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Can’t say enough about how well New Zealand’s Ben Townley rode, coming out of retirement to challenge for the win.

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Gautier Paulin, stylish as ever!

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If Justin Barcia #7 had managed to catch and pass #3 Gautier Paulin, the Chamberlain trophy would have been heading back stateside again!

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Cooper Webb rode really well for an MXoN rookie, just not quick enough to beat arch rival’s Team France on home soil.

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Barcia closes in on Paulin but couldn’t make the pass to snatch a Team USA victory.

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The French crowd light up resue flares to celebrate a historic victory

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Security guards quickly erect a fence to keep back the podium crowds. The noise was deafening.

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Team USA manager Roger DeCoster reflects what might have been…………………..

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At least Roger knew a short cut to make it up onto the Skybox podium in time.

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Jeremy Martin and staff struggle to find a way up to the podium.

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French legend JMB, Jean Michel Bayle congratulates Musquin and Paulin.

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Team France and manager atop the podium whilst Cooper Webb reflects what might have been………………..

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…..and the crowd went crazy, chain saws , flares and flags of all nations!

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Team France, deserved winners and retained the Chamberlain Trophy once more!

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The French crowd sing their National anthem!

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Ryan Villopoto checking out the crazy crowd.

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Champagne time…………………..

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As the media get their shot’s the crowd noise and excitement was intense!

So ended another great Motocross of Nations and the home crowd went home happy. Well done to all the riders, mechanics, organisers, FIM and Youthstream for producing such a great event you have to witness in person soon.

Roll on Maggiora 2016!……………..can’t wait to see how the Italian Tifosi celebrate this great event, the 30th anniversary of Team USA’s Dream team of David Bailey, Rick Johnson and Johnny O’Mara epic win back in 1986!

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I have been invited by Todd Huffman, producer of the MX Files TV shows and the upcoming 1980 USGP Movie, to exhibit my paintings and auction 2 of my Marty Moates paintings at the  Premiere at Spreckels Theatre San Diego on June 22nd, 30 years to the day since Moates historic GP win at nearby Carlsbad Raceway.

Check out http://www.carlsbadusgpmovie.com for information and tickets on this premiere!

Spreckel's Theatre

Spreckels Theatre San Diego

On display will be my original paintings , a portrait of Marty Moates at USGP and an action painting from his winning ride at Carlsbad Raceway.

Marty Moates USGP Carlsbad 1980

Marty Moates Portrait

The paintings are being auctioned in aid of the Adaptive Athletes Charity and more information can be found at:

http://www.robkinsey.com