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Day one of the Vets MX des Nations!

Team England were sidelined in the Evo VMXdN team race when Stephen Sword crashed in practice and hurt his hand. And his bike had to be cut down from a tree! Despite that, the squad is still in the hunt despite Belgium and the USA putting in storming rides.

1979 world champ Graham Noyce was loved by the crowd

The Belgian team was hampered when Ken De Dycker was leading the moto at Farleigh Castle when his engine gave up. But former world champ Steve Ramon helped the team to top spot.

This is the moment Ken De Dycker’s motor finally gave up

And team USA’s Mike Brown won the Twin Shock and Evo VMXdN races, ably backed up by Ivan Tedesco, John Dowd and Doug Dubach. Great rides by Gordon Crockard and Nev Bradshaw – both riding for Team Ireland, were other high points, as well as Team England’s Kurt Nicoll, Mark Eastwood and Phil Mercer, as well as Neil Prince, riding for Team Wales.

Mike Brown powers to a win

Former GP star Christian Burnham made a return to racing after 14 years and led both the Super Evo motos on a 1991 Yamaha YZ490. But fitness took its toll and he had no answer for Nicoll. Other strong rides came from ex-GP ace Tom Church who dominated the 125s, Barry Turnbull in the Twin Shock VMXdN races and lots more!

Kurt Nicoll on the gas
Tom Church flying
Crash time in the 125s
Brown leads on the YZ250
Loads of bikes and a big crowd as always
No, it’s not the real one..
Christian Burnham is lucky to stay on
Steve Ramon back on a Suzuki!
Ivan Tedesco was loving it!
John Dowd and Doug Dubach for team USA, as Tedesco chases
Ramon pushes on
Mark Eastwood for team England, leading Neil Prince
Crockstar leads a Belgian onslaught as Easty gives chase
Dowdy gets rowdy
Big Ken goes out
Lots of works Suzukis
King Kurt
Burnham led the Super Evos
Yes, that is a very rare factory KTM
Jamie Skuse was awesome
Love Browny’s bike!
De Dycker in his Geboers tribute kit
Nev Bradshaw, now an Irishman
Prince leads Ramon
Tom Church takes the 125 lead
Browny was undefeated
Brown on the twin shock was aweseme
Dubach pushes on
Tedesco in traffic
Mike Brown and Doc Wobs
Cool Yams
Burnham ready for the off
Tedesco gets serious
The most exotic bike at Farleigh!
Princey moving!