ERNEE (France) 6 October 2023 – The Media Day in Ernée reached its grand conclusion with the Teams Press Conference and the Teams Presentation, in front of an enthusiastic and very noisy huge crowd of fans excited to share this moment with the teams.

Following this momentous announcement, another press conference unfolded, highlighting the top nations participating in this year's event. The line-up included powerhouse nations with Team USA, Team France, Team Great Britain, Team Australia, Team Spain, Team Germany, Team Italy, Team Belgium, Team Switzerland, and Team Netherlands. Each team shared their expectations and aspirations for the 76th edition of the most significant off-road race of the season


Photos: 1. Team Germany at the Team's Press Conference 2. Team Italy at the Team's Press Conference

Defending Champions Team USA with Aaron Plessinger, R.J Hampshire and Christian Craig will run the #1, #2 and #3 plates this weekend, as they will look to keep hold of the Chamberlain Trophy to get a second consecutive victory.

Team Captain Aaron Plessinger: “I learnt that from my first experience at the Motocross of Nations in 2018 that you have to expect the unexpected and need be ready for anything . We are really working as a team and get along very well and I’m looking forward to do some damage with them this weekend

The home team, Team France is all ready for this special Monster Energy FIM MXoN on their soil with one of the strongest trios of the pack with Romain Febvre, Tom Vialle and Maxime Renaux. They will be led and hugely helped by the experience of their team manager, Gautier Paulin who won five MXoN in a row.

Team France Manager Gautier Paulin: “I’m feeling confident and very happy with the team as the guys are doing an amazing job. The atmosphere and the crowd will help us throughout the event. There is no doubt in what our objectives are for this weekend, the win.”

Team Australia is coming to fight and come in Ernée to earn Australia, the first Chamberlain Trophy with Jett Lawrence, Hunter Lawrence and Dean Ferris.

Jett Lawrence: “We haven’t raced a lot of the other riders since last year so this is going to be exciting as my year has been unreal with a perfect season and hopefully, we’ll keep it going this week too”

With the 2023 MXGP World Champion Jorge Prado in their ranks, Team Spain will come with high confidence to make a great result. Ruben Fernandez and Oriol Oliver will complete the strong spanish team.

Jorge Prado: “I will ride a bit more relaxed this weekend compared to when I rode the whole year with the red plate. I love this track and it’s an honour to represent Team Spain and we have a really strong team this year. The goal is definitely to get on the podium.”   


Then came the moment to introduce the 37 teams participating in the battle for the Chamberlain Trophy this weekend. Each country proudly presented their trio of riders who will carry their flag at the 2023 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations. The riders embarked on a tour, on board of the RAM Trucks, in front of an electric crowd that made themselves known and welcomed the teams with excitement.

The crowd erupted in excitement as each nation's team was introduced during the presentation. The cheers grew louder and more intense with the arrival of Team Spain, Team Italy, Team Germany, and Team Switzerland, reaching a thrilling crescendo when the defending champions, Team USA, and one of the favourites, Team Australia, made their grand entrance. The final team to be introduced was the host nation's Team France, who received an enthusiastic ovation from their home supporters. Everyone eagerly anticipating the triumphant return of the French trio to the top of the podium in the very place they had conquered in 2015.


Photos: Teams Presentation to the crowd moments


Today’s events, including the press conferences and the team presentation, are available to watch on MXGP’s YouTube channel, while the racing this weekend will be streamed LIVE on

You can find the results of the ballot which determines the starting grid for tomorrow HERE! Watch the full video of the Team Press Conference and the Team Presentation to the crowd on MXGP’s YouTube channel




SATURDAY: 08:30 bLU cRU 125 Free/Timed Practice, 09:10 bLU cRU 85 Free/Timed Practice, 10:00 MXGP Free Practice, 10:50 MX2 Free Practice, 11:40 Open Free Practice, 13:00 bLU cRU 65 Free/Timed Practice,13:45 bLU cRU 85 Race, 14:30 MXGP Qualifying Heat, 15:30 MX2 Qualifying Heat, 16:30 Open Qualifying Heat, 17:20 bLU cRU 65 Race, 18:10 C-Final Race

SUNDAY: 08:35 B-Final Warm-up, 09:20 bLU cRU 125 Race, 10:00 MXoN Group 1 Warm-up, 10:20 MXoN Group 2 Warm-up, 11:00 B-Final, 13:10 MXGP & MX2 (MXoN Race 1), 14:40 MX2 & Open (MXoN Race 2), 16:08 Open & MXGP (MXoN Race 3).



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