1) GBR* 2) Fra 3) Bel - Modified MXoN prediction

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9/3/2017 2:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/3/2017 3:06 PM

After today's race and some of the bad luck that has fallen some of the French riders, I have modified my MXoN prediction.

GBN have plenty of fast guys that may not win, but they will be there getting low points. Healthy and motivated at a "home" track. So I have them winning it.

2-4 can be a coin toss, and yes I did leave the US off the podium, but the French injuries may have just changed that.

I really want to put Bel as 2, but for now I am keeping France on the number 2 spot and Bel number 3, leaving the US at 4.

With the luck the French team has been having lately, I feel a strong urge to put Bel at number 2 and USA number 3. Just too many performance unknowns for our MX1 and MX3 class.

* - Edited incorrect Great Britain initials.

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9/3/2017 2:22 PM

Depends on Febvre. Concussions are no joke and their MX2 rider will be weak no matter who they pick.
Belgium has them covered I think
I'm putting the Netherlands first

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9/3/2017 2:24 PM

It's GBR,

I would like that to happen but the chances are slim. I think it's gunna be.

NED
USA
BEL

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9/3/2017 2:58 PM

I don't carry the same optimism for team gb, but if they podium or even win the place will go absolutely bonkers!

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9/3/2017 3:27 PM

I'm a bit more optimistic about Team USA after today.

Osborne should dominate his class, especially considering that the younger group of AMA riders who did fairly well only had a combined 4 podium moto finishes all this past MX season.

I think that Seely will have a couple of consistent rides between 4th and 8th, and Covington will put together at least one top 10.

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9/3/2017 3:31 PM

Will Osborne be 250 or 450?

I thought he would be 450 with Convington on the 250

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9/3/2017 3:32 PM

RangerLee wrote:

Will Osborne be 250 or 450?

I thought he would be 450 with Convington on the 250

Osborne is 250, Covington and Seely 450

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9/3/2017 3:33 PM

RangerLee wrote:

Will Osborne be 250 or 450?

I thought he would be 450 with Convington on the 250

Osborne is supposed to be MX2, Covington is MX3/Open. He'll be riding a 450.

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9/3/2017 3:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/3/2017 4:32 PM

RangerLee wrote:

Will Osborne be 250 or 450?

I thought he would be 450 with Convington on the 250

Osborne is on the 250, Covington steps up and rides the 450.

I don't hold the same hope as you do for Team GB either, getting on the podium would be a great result. Assuming Febvre is out after knocking himself silly today, it'll be a fight between Netherlands, USA and Belgium in my book, with a long shot for GB and maybe Switzerland (assuming Tonus is riding?).

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9/3/2017 3:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/3/2017 3:44 PM

Ahh ok, thank you for the info!

I agree with Osborne doing well in the 250 class, dominating is not a word I will use, but one can hope.

I just did a quick search on Covington and the MXoN and he stated in an interview he really likes the 450 as he feels it fits him better. Still him and Seely are the wild cards and consistency is key.

For me, i was looking at the results per nation today and GBR had a great showing, that is what is swinging my opinion. There is good depth there consistency wise.

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9/3/2017 9:27 PM

I believe Australia is in for a podium.

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9/3/2017 9:43 PM

France have big problems.

Febvre got his 3rd concussion in 14(?) months, that is not good. I wouldn't be surprised if he sits out the race.

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9/3/2017 10:01 PM

All I know is, Zack is going to put the hurt on the MX2 boys

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9/4/2017 6:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/4/2017 6:57 AM

cali11 wrote:

All I know is, Zack is going to put the hurt on the MX2 boys

I await the match up in anticipation ,I think they might surprise Osbourne back in Europe somewhat though

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9/4/2017 7:07 AM

cali11 wrote:

All I know is, Zack is going to put the hurt on the MX2 boys

Amazing to think he aged out of that class 5 years ago already.

Seewer and Jonass will be much better than they showed yesterday, plus Searle will be up to speed by then hopefully.

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9/4/2017 7:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/4/2017 7:51 AM


I've got the Netherlands to win Herlings dominates the open class. Bogers and Goldenhoff both able to top 10 there races providing they get the starts. It's all gunna come down to starts I think.

USA in the same situation to be honest. I expect Osbourne to be fastest MX2 guy and Seely and Covington are capable of top 10.

I am right in thinking that the points system works just like a normal race no matter what class you are in ? So if MX2 rider finish's 5th in the race but 1st mx2 he is awarded the 5th points amount and not the 1st.....
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9/4/2017 7:48 AM

cali11 wrote:

All I know is, Zack is going to put the hurt on the MX2 boys

PressPassP wrote:

I await the match up in anticipation ,I think they might surprise Osbourne back in Europe somewhat though

Well, it's moto so anything COULD happen, but it's interesting to note that the three AMA riders in the top 6 were on the podium at the AMA Nationals a whopping 3 times.................. combined.

None of them finished in the top 8 overall.

Osborne was on another level from those guys. Again, it's possible that Osborne could have a catastrophic day or something, but if everyone is healthy and running their best he definitely should dominate. But there's a reason that they run the races.

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9/4/2017 8:04 AM

cali11 wrote:

All I know is, Zack is going to put the hurt on the MX2 boys

Yeah I think so too

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9/4/2017 8:10 AM

cali11 wrote:

All I know is, Zack is going to put the hurt on the MX2 boys

jamma10 wrote:

Amazing to think he aged out of that class 5 years ago already.

Seewer and Jonass will be much better than they showed yesterday, plus Searle will be up to speed by then hopefully.

Seewer is riding open at MXdN, and Jonass isn't riding. With those 2, Paturel and Ferrandis both out, there's not a great deal of depth in that class. Osborne has to be the clear favourite for class victory, but I think Tommy will give him a run round there

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9/4/2017 9:04 AM

I will be really surprised if Netherlands and Belgium don't go 1-2

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9/4/2017 10:16 AM

cali11 wrote:

All I know is, Zack is going to put the hurt on the MX2 boys

crusty_xx wrote:

Yeah I think so too

Zack is our only saving grace this year. Not that Seely or Covington are not good enough to compete, it just seems that in the last few years the 250 rider has been the championship factor in the MXoN.

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9/4/2017 10:17 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/4/2017 10:18 AM

Nobody backing the Swiss?

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9/4/2017 10:22 AM

Robgvx wrote:

Nobody backing the Swiss?

On paper they can definitely make a legitimate podium challenge, but I think Tonus and Guillod's injuries set them back a little bit

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9/4/2017 10:31 AM

Not sure how Covington will do on a 450? I could see Cole getting a pair of top 5s with Zack killing it! Go USA!

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9/4/2017 10:38 AM

cali11 wrote:

Not sure how Covington will do on a 450? I could see Cole getting a pair of top 5s with Zack killing it! Go USA!

I don't think Seely will crack the top 5 when all the 450s are on the track.

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9/4/2017 10:52 AM

searle will be top 3 mx2. both Wilson and anstie should be top 5 in their classes. its wide open this year so many teams can win!

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9/4/2017 10:58 AM

2strokerider wrote:

searle will be top 3 mx2. both Wilson and anstie should be top 5 in their classes. its wide open this year so many teams can win!

I can't see Wilson getting a top 5 over Seely!

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9/4/2017 12:33 PM

2strokerider wrote:

searle will be top 3 mx2. both Wilson and anstie should be top 5 in their classes. its wide open this year so many teams can win!

cali11 wrote:

I can't see Wilson getting a top 5 over Seely!

Based on what? Wilson beat him plenty of times already this year and he will have the home crowd behind him. In fact, Wilson and Seely aren't even in the same class, so. Great post

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9/4/2017 12:44 PM

cali11 wrote:

Not sure how Covington will do on a 450? I could see Cole getting a pair of top 5s with Zack killing it! Go USA!

ATKpilot99 wrote:

I don't think Seely will crack the top 5 when all the 450s are on the track.

This

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9/4/2017 1:05 PM

cali11 wrote:

Not sure how Covington will do on a 450? I could see Cole getting a pair of top 5s with Zack killing it! Go USA!

ATKpilot99 wrote:

I don't think Seely will crack the top 5 when all the 450s are on the track.

I think that he'll go 4-8 in his "class".

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