Features 25 Sep 2012

FIM Motocross of Nations in history

Take a look back in time with MXlarge's Geoff Meyer at former MXoN winning teams.

This year’s Motocross of Nations gives a rider the chance to join a select club. Ryan Dungey with a little luck they can join Ryan Villopoto who has four wins in the event. He can also be the first man in 22 years to win the event four times in a row.

It has been a seven-year reign by Team USA and in those seven years the names Ryan Dungey, Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villopoto, Tim Ferry, Ivan Tedesco and James Stewart have been an important part of that success.

Of course Team USA didn’t compete in 2004, 2002 or 2001, and the team in 2003 of Ryan Hughes, Tim Ferry and Carmichael wasn’t really considered a strong enough threat to the Belgians despite RC winning the individual overall.

If Dungey can be amongst the winners in Lommel in a little over a week’s time he will become the first rider since Jeff Ward more than 20 years ago to win the event four times on the trot. Ward of course has seven wins in the event, but won his last four in 1990, ’89, ’88 and ’87.

David Bailey has the most wins in a row with five in 1982, ’83, ’84, ’85 and ’86. Injury prevented him from racing after the 1986 victory.

Ricky Carmichael has been a big part of Team USA's success over the years. Image: Geoff Meyer.

Team Winners
2011 USA Ryan Dungey / Ryan Villopoto / Blake Baggett
2010 USA Ryan Dungey / Andrew Short / Trey Canard
2009 USA Ryan Dungey / Ivan Tedesco / Jake Weimer
2008 USA James Stewart Jr. / Ryan Villopoto / Tim Ferry
2007 USA Ricky Carmichael / Ryan Villopoto / Tim Ferry
2006 USA James Stewart Jr. / Ryan Villopoto / Ivan Tedesco
2005 USA Ricky Carmichael / Kevin Windham / Ivan Tedesco
2004 Belgium Stefan Everts / Steve Ramon / Kevin Strijbos
2003 Belgium Stefan Everts / Steve Ramon / Joël Smets
2002 Italy Andrea Bartolini / Alessio Chiodi / Alessandro Puzar
2001 France Yves Demaria / Luigi Seguy / David Vuillemin
2000 USA Ricky Carmichael / Ryan Hughes / Travis Pastrana
1999 Italy Andrea Bartolini / Alessio Chiodi/ Claudio Federici
1998 Belgium Marnicq Bervoets / Patrick Caps / Stefan Everts
1997 Belgium Marnicq Bervoets / Stefan Everts / Joël Smets
1996 USA Jeff Emig / Steve Lamson / Jeremy McGrath
1995 Belgium Marnicq Bervoets / Stefan Everts / Joël Smets
1994 Great Britain Rob Herring / Paul Malin / Kurt Nicoll
1993 USA Jeff Emig / Mike Kiedrowski / Jeremy McGrath
1992 USA Jeff Emig / Mike LaRocco / Billy Liles
1991 USA Damon Bradshaw / Mike Kiedrowski / Jeff Stanton
1990 USA Damon Bradshaw / Jeff Stanton / Jeff Ward
1989 USA Mike Kiedrowski / Jeff Stanton / Jeff Ward
1988 USA Rick Johnson / Ron Lechien / Jeff Ward
1987 USA Bob Hannah / Rick Johnson / Jeff Ward
1986 USA David Bailey / Rick Johnson / Johnny O’Mara
1985 USA David Bailey / Ron Lechien / Jeff Ward
1984 USA David Bailey / Rick Johnson / Johnny O’Mara / Jeff Ward
1983 USA David Bailey / Mark Barnett / Broc Glover / Jeff Ward
1982 USA David Bailey / Danny Chandler / Jim Gibson / Johnny O’Mara
1981 USA Donnie Hansen / Danny LaPorte / Johnny O’Mara / Chuck Sun
1980 Belgium Georges Jobé / André Malherbe / Ivan Van Den Broek / André Vromans
1979 Belgium Roger De Coster / Harry Everts / André Malherbe / Ivan Van Den Broek
1978 USSR Kavinov / Khudiakov / Korneev / Guennady Moisseev
1977 Belgium Roger De Coster / André Malherbe / Jean-Paul Mingles / Jaak Van Velthoven
1976 Belgium Roger De Coster / Harry Everts / Gaston Rahier / Jaak Van Velthove
1975 Czechoslovakia Bavorovský / Churavý / Naváèek / Velký
1974 Sweden Bengt Aberg / Hakan Andersson / Ake Jonsson / Kring
1973 Belgium Roger De Coster / Sylvain Geboers / René Heeren / Jaak Van Velthoven
1972 Belgium Roger De Coster / Van de Vorst / Jaak Van Velthoven
1971 Sweden Bengt Aberg / Hammargren/ Ake Jonsson / Petersoon
1970 Sweden Bengt Aberg / Hammargren / Ake Jonsson / Kring
1969 Belgium Roger De Coster / Sylvain Geboers / Joël Robert / Jef Teeuwissen
1968 USSR Angers/ Petushkov / Pogbrniak / Shinkarenko
1967 Great Britain Jeff Bickers / Vic Eastwood/ Jeff Smith
1966 Great Britain Jeff Bickers / Vic Eastwood / D.J. Rickman
1965 Great Britain Arthur Lampkin / Vic Eastwood / Jeff Smith
1964 Great Britain D.E. Rickman / D.J. Rickman / Jeff Smith
1963 Great Britain Burton / D.E. Rickman / D.J. Rickman
1962 Sweden Johansson / Ove Lundell / Rolf Tibblin
1961 Sweden Ove Lundell / Bill Nilsson / Rolf Tibblin
1960 Great Britain Curtis / Rickman / Jeff Smith
1959 Great Britain Draper / Rickman / Jeff Smith
1958 Sweden Gustavsson / Ove Lundell / Bill Nilsson
1957 Great Britain Curtis / Martin / Jeff Smith
1956 Great Britain Draper / Jeff Smith / Ward
1955 Sweden Gustavsson / Sten Lundin / Bill Nilsson
1954 Great Britain Curtis / Brian Stonebridge / Ward
1953 Great Britain Les Archer / Draper / Ward
1952 Great Britain Nex / Brian Stonebridge / Ward
1951 Belgium Jansen / Leloup / Meunier
1950 Great Britain Draper / Hall / Lines
1949 Great Britain Lines / Manns / Soovell
1948 Belgium Cox / Jansen / Milhoux
1947 Great Britain Bill Nicholson / Bob Ray / Fred Rist

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