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Drama avoided: Van Horebeek saves Belgium, America bibbert in qualifications Motocross of Nations

Thirty countries were at the start of the qualifying race for the Motocross of Nations, the traditional slotrace of the international motorcrossseizoen. In the American state of Michigan, more specifically in Red Bud, knew Jérémy Van Horebeek (3rd in the Open) the Belgian team to save from elimination after his two teammates, a bad performance drop: Jago Geerts (18th in MX2) and Clement Desalle (27th in MXGP). That final had three laps to the end specify, when he was the eighth place occupied.

Great favourites, the United States, shared in the malaise: after the declaration of Eli Tomac in the MXGP, they occupy a 29th place. American champion Aaron Plessinger told us he finished only eleventh in the MX2. Justin barcia pulled ahead krikte the American trust, with a second place in the Open.

Results of the qualifications:

MX1

1. Antonio Cairoli (Ita)

2. Ken Roczen (Ger)

3. Jeffrey Herlings (Ned)

4. Gautier Paulin (Fra); 5. Tommy Searle (G-B); 6. Jose Butron (Spa); 7. Filip Bengtsson (Swe); 8. Valentin Guillod (Sui); 9. Kik Gibbs (Aus); 10. Roland Edelbacker (Oos); …27. Clément Desalle (Bel), 3 laps; 29. Eli Tomac (Usa)

MX2

1. Dylan Ferrandis (Fra)

2. Hunter Lawrence (Aus)

3. Henry Jacobi (Ger)

4. Michele Cervellin (Ita); 5. Jorge Prado (Spa); 6. Enzo Lopes (Bra); 7. Ben Watson (GBr); 8. Jess Pettis (Can); 9. Alvin Ostlund (Swe); 10. Anthony Rodriguez; 11. Aaron Plessinger (Usa); … 18. Jago Geerts (Bel); …

OPEN

1. Glenn Coldenhoff (Ned)

2. Justin Barcia Pulled Ahead (VSt)

3. Jérémy Van Horebeek (Bel)

4. Jérémy Seewer (Sui); 5. Harri Kullas (Est); 6. Alessandro Lupino (Ita); 7. Jordi Tixier (Fra); 8. Max Nagl (Ger); 9. Max Class (G-B); 10. Tarasov Volodymyr (M); …

The 19 qualifiers

1. The netherlands, 4 pts

2. Italy, 5

3. France, 5

4. Germany, 5; 5. Australia, 11; 6. Spain, 11; 7. Great Britain, 12; 8. Switzerland, 12; 9. United States, 13; 10. Sweden, 16; 11. Canada, 21; 12. Estonia, 21; 13. Belgium, 21; 14. Austria, 23; 15. Brazil, 24; 16. Venezuela, 26; 17. The Czech republic, 28; 18. New Zealand, 29; 19. Ireland, 29.

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