The Last act 2017. Athena wins the 71th Motocross of Nations with Frenchman Romain Febvre. Herlings help The Netherlands to finish second.
MXoN - 2017 – Matterley Basin – England The motocross world season has finally been archived with the classic end of season; the Motocross of Nations. For the 2017 edition it was the Matterley Basin track in England to host the most exciting race of the year. After the 2006 edition, always on the track near to Winchester, eleven years later, the best riders of 38 nations have been challenged in the classic three moto that characterize the race format of the best race of the year. In the Saturday's competition, reserved for the qualifying practice, he highlighted team France that, after the 3 consecutive victories in the last three editions, came to England with the desire of a new affirmation. In second place was the Netherlands, while third was Australia. During the night before the race day, the classic english rain has fallen but luckily, for the three moto scheduled on Sunday, the track it was perfect. In front of a big crowd, with the fans coming to England from all over the world, the riders were challenged until the last lap of the third moto to win the prestigious Chamberlain trophy. At the end of the third race, Team France, for the fourth consecutive time, managed to conquer the success. Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team), who competed for Yamaha's YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system, was the author of two superlative race ending the two moto in second and third place, resulting also second in the overall reserved for the open class. Second place for Team Holland, consisting of three "Athena-GET" pilots. Better performance for the leader Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), riding the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena, ranked first and second in the two races. Also great performance for Glen Coldenhoff's , also riding on the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena, who finished seventh and 11th. Very important for the Dutch national team, the ninth position conquered by Brian Boogers (HSF Logistics Motorsports) aboard the KTM SX-F 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system and which allowed the "orange" to pick up the second position as happened even in 2016 edition. Originally accredited as one of most "aggressive squad", Team Belgium's it closed the competition close to the podium with fourth place in overall classification. The "Red Knights" team was composite by three Athena-GET riders. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team), Kevin Strijbos (Team Suzuki World MXGP) and Brent Vandoninck (Kemea Yamaha Yamalube). With the " olympics games of motocross", the 2017 season has definitively been archived.
View all news