The 2018 edition of the Motocross of Nations has drawn to a close today at Red Bud in Michigan, United States, with all Honda riders involved this year able to make into the top-20 and take part in the main races of the day racing for their respective countries.
Former MX2 World Championship rider Hunter Lawrence put together an impressive performance by finishing eighth in race one (MXGP+MX2) before scoring an incredible second place aboard his Honda CRF250R in the second moto (MX2+OPEN), which helped Team Australia claim fourth place overall.
Four-time MX Canadian MX Champion Colton Facciotti had a best result of ninth in race one on his Honda CRF450R but could not finish higher than 26th in race three (MXGP+OPEN) after a more difficult encounter.
It was a challenging day for Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen, who was running in twelfth position in the first race of the day before having to retire due to a technical issue. Earlier in the encounter, Calvin had begun experiencing an issue in his right eye, which worsened as the laps went by. After being evaluated by medical centre staff he was declared unfit for race two. Despite his absence, the Dutch team managed to claim third overall in the 2018 edition of the MXoN.
Last but not least, 40-year-old Kevin Windham made an unexpected but sensational return by helping Team Puerto Rico make it to the A final through the morning’s B final race. The 2005 Motocross of Nations winner and legend of the sport was warmly welcomed by the American crowd that packed the surroundings of the track despite the inclement weather.
Bold denotes a team with at least one Honda rider