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Charlier in France’s Nations team

Fresh from helping France win the ISDE enduro, former MXGP rider Christophe Charlier has announce he will ride a 250 for France’s Motocross of Nations team at Matterley Basin on October 1.

Charlier, who beat both Ken Roczen and Jeffrey Herlings to the EMX250 crown, could never repeat that success in GPs despite riding for the factory Yamaha team and the 24MX Honda squad. He switched to enduro for 2017 for Husqvarna.

But it seems he has had the call-up as France’s Dylan Ferrandis and Benoit Paturel have both been ruled out with injuries. There have been no official statements about the team but Charlier has posted he’s in the team, alongside Gautier Paulin and Romain Febvre, on social media. France is bidding to win a fourth consecutive title so Charlier’s performance will be crucial.

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