2014 FIM Motocross of Nations Results
Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team riders Gautier Paulin, Dylan Ferrandis and Steven Frossard took victory for France this past weekend in the 2015 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations held at Kegums in Latvia.
This was the second victory in the annual event for the French national teams scoring just 17 points against the 27 of second-place Belgium and 33 of teams USA and Great Britain. It was also the first time for nearly 30 years that the winning-team riders all raced aboard the same manufacturer.
Paulin, who won both his MXGP class races, and Open class rider Frossard, won their respective classes, while Ferrandis finished third in the MX2 class, which was won by fellow Kawasaki rider Tommy Searle.
In the second moto for Open class and MX2 machinery, Frossard charged to second. Ferrandis, starting from the outside gate, finished ninth to extend the French lead to seven points from Great Britain.
With Paulin victorious and Frossard fourth in the final moto, the French clinched the Nations title.
Britain’s Tommy Searle took MX2 honors for Team CLS Kawasaki, and teammate Dean Wilson was second overall in the Open class aboard his Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki as their team finished fourth in the Nations classification adding to Kawasaki’s win column.
Arnaud Tonus led the Swiss trio to seventh place overall aboard his CLS Kawasaki and Gert Krestinov helped Estonia to ninth place on the LPE Kawasaki, Australia finished fourteenth place in the team classification despite the efforts of Chad Reed aboard his TwoTwo Motorsports Kawasaki. In all, eleven of the forty-five riders in the top 15 teams rode Kawasaki.
“Winning both races and the overall at the Motocross of Nations with the French team is crazy !” said team leader, Gautier Paulin. “I won the qualifying race and both motos today; it was a dream to have such a weekend in this race.
“It’s the sixth time that I’ve been a member of the French team and there was a great atmosphere between the three riders; we always gave each other information and advices to get the best result for the team. I’m proud that we achieved such a good result, and after my win in Mexico I end the season on a high note.”
2014 FIM Motocross of Nations Results:
- France (Paulin, Frossard, Ferrandis)
- Belgium (Van Horebeek, Strijbos, Lieber)
- USA (Dungey, Tomac, Martin)
- Great Britain (Simpson, Wilson, Searle)
- Germany (Nagl, Ullrich, Jacobi)
- Italy (Guarneri, Philippaerts, Cairoli)
- Switzerland (Tonus, Guillod, Seewer)
- Russia (Tonkov, Brylyakov, Mikhailov)
- Estonia (Leok, Krestinov, Kullas)
- Netherlands (Klein Kromhof, De Reuver, Coldenhoff)
- Winner MXGP class: Gautier Paulin (Kawasaki)
- Winner Open class: Steven Frossard (Kawasaki)
- Winner MX2 class: Dylan Ferrandis (Kawasaki)