Team Australia finished eighth place overall at the 2016 Motocross of Nations held over the weekend at Maggiora, Italy.
Yamaha’s Dean Ferris was Australia’s top finisher. The 2016 Motul MX Nationals MX1 Champion placed fifth in Race 1 of the MX Open class and 15th in Race 2. Ferris’ results were enough to secure fourth overall.
Todd Waters represented Australia in the MXGP class. The Suzuki rider had a tough weekend, crashing in both races, recording eighth overall with a 7-14 score card. In a social media post, Waters told his fans: “It was unreal to be back racing in Europe for the Motocross of Nations, I felt so at home racing with everyone again. My speed was not too bad considering being away for a year and crashing in both Moto’s which I’m not happy about. But I had an epic time racing for the green and gold, Aussie Aussie Aussie!”
Mitch Evans received the last-minute phone call to throw on his green and gold and jump on a plane to Italy after MX2 rider Jed Beaton suffered an injured in a practice crash. Evans finished the event with a 35-37 score card.
Team France won the 2016 MXoN title ahead of The Netherlands in second and Team USA third.
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