National Teams for the 2010 Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations Have Been Announced 31 Countries Are Primed and Ready to Challenge Reigning Champion Team USA LAKEWOOD, Colo. (September 2, 2010) -- As the month of September officially begins,...
National Teams for the 2010 Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations Have Been Announced
31 Countries Are Primed and Ready to Challenge Reigning Champion Team USA
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (September 2, 2010) -- As the month of September officially begins, the countdown to the 2010 Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations from Thunder Valley Motocross Park is heating up. In just a few weeks, the best motocross riders from across the globe will converge on vLakewood, Colo., for the biggest, most exciting professional motocross event in the world.
In a recent announcement, Youthstream revealed the lineups for all 32 countries that will compete just outside of Denver on the final weekend of September. The three-rider teams are littered with the biggest names in the sport, including riders from both the U.S.-based Lucas Oil Motocross Championship and the European FIM World Motocross Championship.
Team USA leads the way after capturing its fifth straight win at the prestigious event last season in Italy. Rockstar/Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey returns as Team Captain for the U.S. in the MX1 class, just one year after leading the team to victory. Joining the newly crowned 450 Class Champion of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship are a pair of his American motocross counterparts that will each be making their respective debut at the Olympics of Motocross.
Honda Red Bull Racing's Andrew Short is a veteran of the sport and coincidentally enough, a native of the state of Colorado. Thunder Valley serves as the eight-year pro's home track and there isn't a better place in the world for Short to make his first appearance as a competitor in the MX3 class. Rounding out the impressive Team USA lineup is GEICO Powersports Honda's Trey Canard. The third-year rider had experienced a breakout season in 2010 and has risen to become the top 250cc rider in the U.S., making him the obvious choice for the MX2 class.
Tickets to the 2010 Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations are available now! VIP Packages start at $150 and General Admission tickets are available for as low as $45, but are going fast. With a new starting area and a never-before-seen section being implemented for this event only, fans can get an up close look at one of the most challenging and technical layouts in Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations history. The picturesque hillside with breathtaking views of the Mile High City serves as the ideal spot to watch the fastest riders on the planet lay it all on the line for national pride and glory.
To take advantage of this rare opportunity to see the fastest riders from around the globe compete head-to-head for national honor, log onto www.tvmx.net today to get a head start on the competition and reserve a spot for the world's biggest professional motocross competition before its too late.
About Thunder Valley Motocross Park
Positioned along the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Thunder Valley Motocross Park is located in Jefferson County, Colorado on the western edge of the Denver suburb of Lakewood. The track is easily accessible within 15 minutes of downtown Denver, 30 minutes from Denver International Airport and just an hour from several major mountain resorts. Since 2006, the facility has hosted professional outdoor motocross nationals for the AMA Pro Racing-sanctioned Lucas Oil Motocross Championship and has become a premier destination for motocross events worldwide.
With an exceptional staff and extraordinary location, Thunder Valley serves as the ideal location to host the world's biggest motocross event. In 2010, the Midwest's foremost motocross venue will host the Red Bull Motocross of Nations, welcoming the planet's most notable riders for an international competition amongst national teams composed of the most elite riders in the sport.
Youthstream is the company that manages the exclusive television, marketing and promotional world wide rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM Women's Motocross World Championship, the FIM Veteran's Motocross World Cup, the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto of Nations, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the UEM Motocross European Championship, the UEM Motocross of European Nations and the UEM SuperMoto European Championship.
-source: red bull