News 18 Sep 2019

Team Great Britain drafts in WESS regular Watson for MXoN

MX2 World Championship rider Sterry also receives call up for Assen event.

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Team Great Britain has drafted in World Enduro Super Series (WESS) regular Nathan Watson for this year’s Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN), as well as MX2 World Championship rider Adam Sterry (F&H Kawasaki), after two of its initial three riders suffered injuries in the lead-up to the event.

Watson, a Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider in the extreme enduro series, last raced an MXGP World Championship event in 2015 before transitioning to the enduro discipline.

Max Anstie (Standing Construct KTM) and Ben Watson (Monster Energy Kemea Yamaha) – the younger brother of Nathan – were named in three-rider team alongside Shaun Simpson (RFX KTM), however the duo were injured in the closing rounds of MXGP.

Watson will line-up at round six of WESS this weekend for the Hawkstone Park Cross-Country before heading to Assen in the Netherlands on 28-29 September for the MXoN.