(Belga) Belgium, represented by Jago Geerts (MXGP), Jeremy van Horbeck (MX Open) and William Everts (MX2), finished fifth in the Motocross des Nations on Sunday at the RedBud Circuit in the United States.
The big favorites in front of their fans, the United States, led by Roger de Coster, won with 16 points thanks to Eli Tomac, Justin Cooper and Chase Sexton, ahead of France (23 points) and Australia (26 points). Italy, winner last year, ranked fourth with 49 points, ahead of Belgium (50). Three races were contested at the MX des Nations (MXGP & MX2, MX2 & Open and Open & MXGP). Each driver competes in two races and collects the equivalent number of points for his place. The country with the fewest points is the highest ranked. Belgium finished third after the first race with 14 points earned by Jago Geerts (second) and William Everest (12th), behind the United States (16) and Australia (24). fourteenth. Then Belgium, with 41 points, fell to fifth in a ranking still dominated by the Americans. Jago Geerts and Jeremy Van Hooerebeek finished 11th and 12th respectively in the third and final race, which did not change the standings of Belgium who finished fifth with 50 points. With 23 victories, the United States holds the record for victories in this unofficial World Motorcycle Championship by country, ahead of the United Kingdom (16) and Belgium (15). Victories were won by Belgium’s Clement Desalles, Ken De Decker and Jeremy van Horbeck in 2013 in Twichenthal, Germany. (Belga)
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