Everyone knows this event was supposed to be held in California last month. And everyone knows it was changed. No matter …. with it’s rich history and tradition, this event is incredibly important all over the world. Maybe a few teams and riders didn’t compete this year because of the changes, but over 10,000 fans enjoyed themselves today, and many are already planning for the 2003 event in Zolder Belgium.
The Italian team of Andrea Bartolini, Alessio Chiodi and Alex Puzar won the 2002 Motocross of Nations. Team Belgium finished second, and Team Finland third.
This is the second time Italy has won this event. The previous win was 1999 in Brazil. Team members Andrea Bartolini, Alessio Chiodi and Alex Puzar have all won World Motocross Championships in their individual careers.
12 Nations, each with three riders, filled the ‘A’ Final. Hometown hero Javier Garcia Vico won the 30 minute and 2 lap moto in dominant fashion.
|Javier Garcia Vico – watch for him in 2003|
Javier won his first GP at the last round this season in Russia. Look for more great performances from him in 2003.
Defending champion France finished sixth. Javier Garcia Vico’s individual honors helped lead Spain to it’s highest finish ever (fourth).
In total, 17 Nations competed on the Bellpuig circuit, with sunshine and blue skies.
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Final Results 2002 Motocross of Nations: