Tommy Searle (MXGP), Ben Watson (MX2) and Max Anstie (MX Open) have been confirmed as the British team for the Motocross of Nations at Red Bud in October.
Tommy Searle will be lining up to compete in the MXGP class on the Bike It DRT Kawasaki machine. In the past Tommy has proven to be Team GB’s strongest rider at the event and heads into the event as Team GB’s most experienced rider, speaking of his selection Tommy said, “I’m happy to have been chosen to race for my country again as this will be my 10th time doing so. I know what to expect and what it takes, and we will work together as a team and give everything possible!”
The MX2 spot will see Ben Watson make his debut for Team GB at the MXON, the 21-year-old from Nottingham will be onboard his Kemea Yamaha Official MX2 machine which he is currently sitting fourth in the World MX2 Championship and challenging for the bronze medal. Speaking of his first call up to Team GB, Ben said “I am so motivated to give this opportunity absolutely everything for myself, the whole of GB and everyone who has put their trust in me. I am feeling very privileged to be selected and cannot wait to do all I can along with Max and Tommy to get Team GB on the podium again. Let’s go.”
This year Max Anstie will be lining up in the MX Open class on his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing machine. After taking a double race win at last year’s event Max has proven his ability to be a front runner. Max has taken a number of overall podiums already this season and commented about his selection by saying “I’m really looking forward to the MXON this year! I’m going to represent my country with pride and try to get us on the box again!” With three strong riders, Team Manager Mark Chamberlain commented, “This is year has been really tough to pick the team. Lots of different hurdles had to be overcome to get to this decision. I’m pleased with the riders selected and feel it’s a really strong team. I would like to thank the riders selected and the ones who haven’t made it for their professionalism. It’s great to have so many good riders and all of them wanting to be on Team GB!’