Team France made it a stunning fifth Motocross of Nations win in a row after narrowly beating Italy in the Red Bud Nations in the USA.
Gauter Paulin, Jordi Tixier and Dylan Ferrandis took a nail-biting win from Tony Cairoli, Alex Lupino and Michele Cervellin.
But it was the Dutch duo of Glenn Coldenhoff and Jeffrey Herlings who ruled the day, as Coldenhoff won both his motos while Herlings has a win then tailed his team mate in the final moto. Their third member Calvin Vlaanderen DNFed moto 1 with an engine failure and an eye injury and didn’t ride again. But it was enough to get the team onto the podium in third. Team Australia was fourth despite leading going into the last moto.
A last moto ride to sixth by Max Anstie, and 10th by Tommy Searle, along with a fourth by Ben Watson in his best race, put Team GB in fifth in front of USA and Belgium.
Team Ireland finished 14th thanks to Martin Barr, Gary Gibson and and Richard Bird.