SIDI ENJOYS VICTORY AND A GREAT SHOW AT THE MX OF NATIONS - Christophe Charlier won the team World Title for France.

The MX of Nations was the last event of the season in major motocross. This race features national teams of three riders each (one from MXGP, one from MX2 and one from the MX Open class) competing against other teams from several countries, which makes for a great show.    

This year the MX of Nations race took place on the fast Matterley Basin track in Great Britain. Rain and mud were par for the course, but this did not deter the massive crowd that came out to watch this remarkable event.

There were lots of Sidi riders in the competition, with all the best riders we’ve seen in action this season on the world motocross scene. For Sidi, this team race brought another fantastic victory. In fact, once again, France came out a winner. Out of the three riders on the Transalpine team, Christophe Charlier (Husqvarna) played a fundamental role. Charlier is one of the riders from team Sidi, and he can always count on his Sidi Crossfire 3 Srs boots. After Ferrandis and Paturel defected because of injuries, the French team’s coach decided to call on Charlier, who took part in the Enduro World Series in 2017 but who also boasts an excellent past in motocross. And he certainly didn’t disappoint, carving out an important role for himself (along with his team mates Febvre and Paulin) in capturing the team World Title on behalf of France.

Sidi also made it to the podium with Holland, the team that came in second place, where we find the rider Glenn Coldenhoff (Ktm). As we mentioned, there were lots of Sidi riders in the competition and who stood out in this MX of Nations; among these: Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki), a big star in the 2017 MX2 World Series, and Valentin Guillod (Honda) with the Swiss team, which ranked fifth. Hunter Lawrence (Suzuki), races for Australia, which was sixth in the classification. MXGP World Champion Antonio Cairoli (Ktm) and Alessandro Lupino (Honda) were riding for Italy, which came in seventh. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) with Estonia, which was eighth. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) and team USA closed out in ninth place. And then there was also Thomas Kjer Olsen with Denmark (Husqvarna), eleventh; and Portugal’s Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) landing Portugal in sixteenth place.


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