Two of the three riders who took the UK to victory in the 1994 Motocross des Nations are to be reuinted to race again. Kurt Nicoll and Rob Herring will be two of the four-man team racing for England in the Evo Vets MX des Nations at Farleigh Castle on September 16-17. And they’ll be joined by two more ex-GP racers, Brian Wheeler and Tom Church.
Nicoll will race a Kawasaki KX500 – the first time he’s raced a big-bore open class bike for more than 20 years. He’s been testing the bike in the UK already and is looking fast. Nicoll, who now lives in California, runs riding holidays as well as working for Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus world tour and rides a lot.
Former British champ Herring doesn’t race much any more and works as a precision vehicle driver on many blockbuster films like James Bond and the Bourne series.
Wheeler is a regular Evo racer while Church, who only retired a few years ago, is still very fast and contests the Farleigh race annually.
They’ll face stiff competition from riders like Jeff Emig, Mike Brown, Alex Puzar and Doug Dubach.