2011 Motocross of Nations to be held in France
The Motocross of Nations, annually the biggest & most prestigious motocross event in the world, will be held in 2011 on the last weekend in September, at the race circuit in Saint Jean d’Angely, France.
FIM President Vito Ippolito, Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo, Motoclub Angerien President Jean-Marie Boissonnot and FIM/CMS President Dr. Wolfgang Srb confirmed that Saint Jean d’Angely, France, will be the venue for the 2011 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations at the recently completed Motocross of Nations, held last weekend in the USA, and won the Team USA (Manager 5-time World Motocross Champion, and new KTM Race Manager USA Roger De Coster, 2010 AMA Supercross & Motocross Chamion Ryan Dungey, 2010 AMA 250 MX Lites Champion Trey Canard, and Andrew Short).
L – R: Dr. Wolfgang Srb – President FIM/CMS, FIM President Vito
Ippolito, Motoclub Angerien President Jean Marie Boissonnot, Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo.
Having hosted a French Grand Prix this year and several other times in the past, Saint Jean d’Angely has been a classic in the FIM Motocross World Championships. It has always hosted massive crowds, literally from all over the world. France has been a country that has contributed greatly in the growth of the sport, regularly hosting Grand Prix events, as well as Motocross of Nations, the last one in 2000, at St. Jean.
The plan for 2011 is for Saint Jean d’Angely first hosting a French MX1/MX2 Grand Prix to fine tune their facilities, and then the Motocross of Nations later in the year.
FIM President Vito Ippolito said: “We would like to announce the next FIM Motocross of Nations that will take place in St. Jean d’Angely, France, with event Organizer Jean Marie Boissonnot. We all look forward to this event as another great success for the sport.”
Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo continued: “We are very glad to go back to France and especially to Saint Jean d’Angely, because it was actually the first venue which fully believed in our project and invested a lot to make our dream become a reality.”
Motoclub Angerien President Jean Marie Boissonnot added: “We know that we have a lot of things to do, but we are not scared at all. We know that we can count on the support of Youthstream, FIM and also the French Motorcycling Federation, so we are confident that we will have a good event in 2011 at Saint Jean d’Angely.”
Dr. Wolfgang Srb, FIM/CMS President, ended: “Saint Jean d’Angely is one of the traditional tracks in our calendar and the Grand Prix will help them fine tune the venue itself ahead of the year’s biggest event. I have to admit that we are all looking forward to the next FIM Motocross of Nations in France.”