Three of America’s top motocross riders will represent the United States at the Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme Motocross of Nations in Maggiora, Italy, on Sept. 25.
Cooper Webb will race in the MX1 class, and Alex Martin will race in the MX2 class. Both racers ride Yamahas for the Yamalube/Star Racing team. Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson will race in the Open class.
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Roger DeCoster will once again manage the team as it seeks to secure the world championship. He currently manages the Red Bull/KTM AMA Motocross and Supercross teams and was himself a part of six victorious FIM Motocross of Nations teams in the 1960s and 1970s.
The five-time 500cc World Motocross Champion was the team manager at the 1981 competition that brought home the first world championship for the United States and has subsequently guided American teams to numerous victories.
Competition in the FIM Motocross of Nations includes riders in the MX1 class, which features 450cc bikes; the MX2 class, which includes 250cc motorcycles; and the Open class.
The FIM Motocross of Nations is one of the most high-profile motorsport events in the world. It features national teams competing for a combined score to determine the overall championship-winning country. The event emerged in post-war Europe in 1947 and has run uninterrupted since that time.
The United States is the all-time leader in FIM Motocross of Nations overall team victories with 22.