News 30 Jan 2019

Great Britain granted MXoN podium after Team Italy disqualification

Team Australia retains fourth as standings receive a shake up.

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A fuel sample taken from Team Italy rider Michele Cervellin (Team SM Action Yamaha) at RedBud’s 2018 FIM Monster Energy Motocross of Nations (MXoN) in the USA has returned with a non-conformity reading, resulting in the nation being stripped of its runner-up honours and disqualified from the classification.

The disqualification has shaken up the results, boosting Team Great Britain from fifth in the standings to third, while The Netherlands has been promoted to second behind Team France

The updated results haven’t played into Team Australia’s favour as it was unable to advance onto the podium after initially finishing fourth, however it still retains the position.

A number of fuel samples were taken from riders, including Team Italy captain Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), the entire Team USA squad, France’s Jordi Tixier (KTM), Belgium’s Jeremy van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing) and Australia’s Hunter Lawrence (Geico Honda).