The defending Motocross of Nations champions have named a strong team for the 2021 event in Italy. Multi-time world champion Jeffrey Herlings will be joined by Glenn Coldenhoff and Roan van de Moosdijk.
The Netherlands have been reigning champions in the MXoN for two years since the event was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dutch team became world champion back in 2019 when current riders Herlings, Coldenhoff together with Calvin Vlaanderen won at home on the legendary TT Circuit in Assen. It was the first time The Netherlands won this race and claimed the prestigious title.
Coldenhoff: “If you have to start like this, expectations are high… But, I am very happy to be part of it again because we have a very strong team. We were already working with Roan back in 2019. He is quick and has had the chance to build up a lot more experience in the Grand Prix’s. He is doing a really great job in the MX2. Jeffrey and I were able to finish first and second at the Grand Prix of Italy two weeks ago. On paper, this team can compete for the podium. We are going all in and hopefully we will be able to have a super weekend!”
Herlings: “They say staying a champion is harder than becoming a champion. I know all about that. But, I feel strong and I am currently in the midst of a battle for my second World Championship title in the MXGP. The ultimate goal is the double. With Glenn, Roan and I, there is no weak link. So it looks promising. But first, the focus is with the upcoming Grand Prix. This weekend I want to win my home race. As does Glenn, so you can expect a good fight.”
Van de Moosdijk: “I have had a taste of this whole circus before, but this will be a new experience. It has been two years since the last MXoN and I know now what it is like to be fighting in the top ranks of the World Championship MX2. Last year at Mantova, I managed to finish on the podium, so I am ready. I am proud that I am starting together with Jeffrey and Glenn.”
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