After the recent announcement of the French National Team and the problems within the Italian Federation, Canada has announced their representative’s for the 2010 Motocross of Nations.
The Olympics of motorcycling, the 64th annual Motocross of Nations,
takes place in the United States for only the 3rd time in 2010. Thunder
Valley Motorsports Park in Lakewood, Colorado is the venue for the
world’s biggest motocross race September 25 & 26, 2010.
The Canadian Motorcycle Association has announced Team Canada for 2010.
Team Manager for the 7th year will be Chatsworth, Ontario’s Carl
Bastedo. Vaughn, Ontario’s Andre Laurin will be the Assistant Team
Manager for the 2nd year.
Riding the #79 in the premiere MX1 class will be Kemptville, Ontario’s
Jeremy Medaglia. The 20-year-old Medaglia will be on his Orange
Motorsports KTM. Medaglia is the youngest member of Team Canada and will be taking part in his first Motocross of Nations event. He commented,
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I’m excited to see what I can do against the best riders on the world stage. It’s an honour to
represent Canada at the olympics of motorcycling.”
Canada’s entry in MX2 will feature the #80 of Kaven Benoit. The 21-year
old from Bon-Conseil, Quebec will ride the Duroi Racing KTM. Benoit
commented, “I’m so happy to represent Canada at this event, it’s
unbelievable and the chance of a lifetime. I’ll work hard preparing and
do my very best.”
The #81 in MX3 will be ridden by Millbrook, Ontario’s Kyle Keast. Keast
is the veteran of Canada’s young team at 25. Kyle will ride the Honda
Canada/Machine Racing Honda. Keast commented “I’m super excited and have always wanted to represent Canada at this event. It’s like going to the Olympics for motocross riders.”
The Motocross of Nations is covered by more of the world’s motocross
media than any other event and seen on television in 150 countries with
an audience of 200 million. Information on the event can be found at
The event can be viewed live September 25, 26 at www.motocrossmx1.com