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9/21/2018 12:30 AM

Official word from Yamaha. Who will replace him at Red Bud?

https://www.yamaha-racing.com/mxgp/articles/news/2018/747477/febvre-out-for-imola-mxon

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9/21/2018 12:32 AM

Finnish_Flash_62 wrote:

Official word from Yamaha. Who will replace him at Red Bud?

https://www.yamaha-racing.com/mxgp/articles/news/2018/747477/febvre-out-for-imola-mxon

just read it , shocker ... Marvin refused was next ... no team France at RedBud ??

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9/21/2018 12:38 AM

You honestly think France can't find someone? Throw Benoit Paturel out there again.

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9/21/2018 12:47 AM

Finnish_Flash_62 wrote:

Official word from Yamaha. Who will replace him at Red Bud?

https://www.yamaha-racing.com/mxgp/articles/news/2018/747477/febvre-out-for-imola-mxon

RichardLoots wrote:

just read it , shocker ... Marvin refused was next ... no team France at RedBud ??

Did I miss where it said Marv refused?

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9/21/2018 12:49 AM

Finnish_Flash_62 wrote:

Official word from Yamaha. Who will replace him at Red Bud?

https://www.yamaha-racing.com/mxgp/articles/news/2018/747477/febvre-out-for-imola-mxon

RichardLoots wrote:

just read it , shocker ... Marvin refused was next ... no team France at RedBud ??

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Did I miss where it said Marv refused?

I think people are assuming that he will refuse if they ask him.

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9/21/2018 12:51 AM

France just lost the Nations.
For the second time in a month, lol...

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9/21/2018 12:52 AM

Marvin's waiting for the phone to ring...

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

9/21/2018 12:56 AM

Team France called Tixier and Boog to replace Febvre but it seems Gautier only want to race with Marvin as the third racer. French Federation president Jacques Bolle told them they might cancel the journey (meaning no Team France at MXON) if the organisation does not find a quick solution...

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9/21/2018 12:59 AM

kaidoddragon wrote:

Team France called Tixier and Boog to replace Febvre but it seems Gautier only want to race with Marvin as the third racer. French Federation president Jacques Bolle told them they might cancel the journey (meaning no Team France at MXON) if the organisation does not find a quick solution...

Can you guys that says this post a source?

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9/21/2018 2:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2018 2:03 AM

kaidoddragon wrote:

Team France called Tixier and Boog to replace Febvre but it seems Gautier only want to race with Marvin as the third racer. French Federation president Jacques Bolle told them they might cancel the journey (meaning no Team France at MXON) if the organisation does not find a quick solution...

If there is any truth there, Marv must have really upset someone at the federation

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9/21/2018 2:15 AM

If that is true and they'd rather stay at home than give Marv a reprieve, then that's an absolute pathetic stance from the French Federation.

Letting stubbornness stand in the way of them sending their best chance of retaining the Chamberlain Trophy isn't just a disservice those that fund the federation it's robbing the global MX community of the best possible event.

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9/21/2018 2:21 AM

kaidoddragon wrote:

Team France called Tixier and Boog to replace Febvre but it seems Gautier only want to race with Marvin as the third racer. French Federation president Jacques Bolle told them they might cancel the journey (meaning no Team France at MXON) if the organisation does not find a quick solution...

Sideways wrote:

Can you guys that says this post a source?

https://www.lebigusa.com/articles/la-france-des-nations-prend-t-elle-leau.html

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9/21/2018 2:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2018 2:23 AM

Looks like its Tixier according to mxvice on twitter

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9/21/2018 2:25 AM

Following the announcement that Romain Febvre will miss the final round of the FIM Motocross World Championship and the Motocross of Nations, Team France have reacted and selected a third rider to replace the former world champion. Jordi Tixier will sit alongside Gautier Paulin and Dylan Ferrandis at RedBud. Tixier will obviously compete in the Open category.

After splitting from the BOS GP team in August, Tixier is not currently supported by a team. It remains to be seen who he will ride for in the United States.

Team France

1

Gautier Paulin

2

Dylan Ferrandis

3

Jordi Tixier

August 8 (10:10)
France have just announced their Motocross of Nations team and, in a surprising turn of events, Marvin Musquin is not on there. Gautier Paulin (MXGP), Dylan Ferrandis (MX2) and Romain Febvre (Open) will travel to RedBud in October to defend the crown.

Romain Febvre currently runs fifth in the FIM Motocross World Championship, thirty-five points from the rider in third, and has not finished higher than third in a moto all season. Gautier Paulin is sixth in the same series, but thirty-three points further behind. Paulin has led the team into action at the last five Motocross of Nations events and, consequently, has been given the number one plate every single time. The digit will also be attached to his FC 450 at RedBud later this year.

No reason for Marvin Musquin, who is currently second in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series and won at RedBud earlier this year, being left off of the squad has been confirmed yet. France have won at the Motocross of Nations the last four years. Stay tuned to MX Vice for more on this story.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Husqvarna/J.P Acevedo

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9/21/2018 2:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2018 2:30 AM

jreed530 wrote:

Looks like its Tixier according to mxvice on twitter

He is the best option other than Musquin. It still gives them a podium shot, but it's not going to be 5 in a row

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9/21/2018 2:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2018 2:36 AM

Tixier is officialy replacing Febvre.

MXGP : Gautier Paulin
MX2 : Dylan Ferrandis
OPEN : Jordi Tixier

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9/21/2018 2:40 AM

jreed530 wrote:

Looks like its Tixier according to mxvice on twitter

RG1 wrote:

He is the best option other than Musquin. It still gives them a podium shot, but it's not going to be 5 in a row

Agreed. But I think this is an even bigger slap in the face to Marv. Not only passing on him once but twice.

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9/21/2018 2:45 AM

jreed530 wrote:

Looks like its Tixier according to mxvice on twitter

RG1 wrote:

He is the best option other than Musquin. It still gives them a podium shot, but it's not going to be 5 in a row

jreed530 wrote:

Agreed. But I think this is an even bigger slap in the face to Marv. Not only passing on him once but twice.

Only if they didn't ask him

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9/21/2018 2:52 AM

jreed530 wrote:

Looks like its Tixier according to mxvice on twitter

RG1 wrote:

He is the best option other than Musquin. It still gives them a podium shot, but it's not going to be 5 in a row

did Tixier even race this season ? does he have a bike as he left BOS GP team a month ago ??

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9/21/2018 2:54 AM

RG1 wrote:

He is the best option other than Musquin. It still gives them a podium shot, but it's not going to be 5 in a row

jreed530 wrote:

Agreed. But I think this is an even bigger slap in the face to Marv. Not only passing on him once but twice.

RG1 wrote:

Only if they didn't ask him

I really hope they asked Marv. Because if they chose a guy without a ride over him, that’s an even bigger slap in the face than not asking him to begin with.

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9/21/2018 2:54 AM

jreed530 wrote:

Looks like its Tixier according to mxvice on twitter

RG1 wrote:

He is the best option other than Musquin. It still gives them a podium shot, but it's not going to be 5 in a row

RichardLoots wrote:

did Tixier even race this season ? does he have a bike as he left BOS GP team a month ago ??

I don't know who he'll ride for, he's been racing a private KTM. I know he was fast when came back at Loket, but hasn't done a lot of racing. At least he has a point to prove

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9/21/2018 2:56 AM

RG1 wrote:

Only if they didn't ask him

They asked, but he declined:

"Since the heavy fall of Romain Febvre at the GP of Turkey, the concern is growing in the FFM. For good reasons. It's not yet announced officially but the Yamaha driver would not ride at RedBud. The disaster scenario takes shape in front of Jacques Bolle's frightened eyes. With Febvre injured, Marvin Musquin becomes a replacement for luxury. The telephone conversation between Pascal Finot and the KTM pilot was not over. Not only because of the time difference elsewhere. This is the cold shower for the Federation authorities. It's hard to blame Marvin who, having moved on, is enjoying a well-deserved vacation. But time is running out. The search for a 450 pilot capable of replacing Febvre at the last moment has intensified in recent days. Jordi Tixier and Xavier Boog are contacted without delay.

Worse and worse
According to our "internal" sources, replacing Febvre is not as easy as it seems. There is a small size: Gautier Paulin is not hot to ride with a replacement other than Marvin Musquin. Excluding expatriate French has already refused the interim offer. All this is not good for group consistency dear to Jacques Bolle. In other words, the boat takes water from all sides. To top it off, the president reportedly threatened to cancel the trip to Michigan if no valid solution was found. While our three drivers should only focus on a fifth consecutive victory, the overall mood is at half-mast. As would say an "insider" who wishes to remain anonymous: "if they had selected Marvin instead of Gautier, we would today have the ideal team for France at RedBud: Marvin, Dylan and Gautier. It is not for lack of having said it ..."

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9/21/2018 2:57 AM

jreed530 wrote:

Looks like its Tixier according to mxvice on twitter

RG1 wrote:

He is the best option other than Musquin. It still gives them a podium shot, but it's not going to be 5 in a row

RichardLoots wrote:

did Tixier even race this season ? does he have a bike as he left BOS GP team a month ago ??

He raced the GP's of Loket and Lommel. Afterwards he left/had to leave BOS. Last week he rode an ADAC-series on a private KTM. This weekend he will race again in Germany, under the awning of Sarholz KTM.

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9/21/2018 2:58 AM

jreed530 wrote:

Agreed. But I think this is an even bigger slap in the face to Marv. Not only passing on him once but twice.

RG1 wrote:

Only if they didn't ask him

DeStouwer wrote:

They asked, but he declined:

"Since the heavy fall of Romain Febvre at the GP of Turkey, the concern is growing in the FFM. For good reasons. It's not yet announced officially but the Yamaha driver would not ride at RedBud. The disaster scenario takes shape in front of Jacques Bolle's frightened eyes. With Febvre injured, Marvin Musquin becomes a replacement for luxury. The telephone conversation between Pascal Finot and the KTM pilot was not over. Not only because of the time difference elsewhere. This is the cold shower for the Federation authorities. It's hard to blame Marvin who, having moved on, is enjoying a well-deserved vacation. But time is running out. The search for a 450 pilot capable of replacing Febvre at the last moment has intensified in recent days. Jordi Tixier and Xavier Boog are contacted without delay.

Worse and worse
According to our "internal" sources, replacing Febvre is not as easy as it seems. There is a small size: Gautier Paulin is not hot to ride with a replacement other than Marvin Musquin. Excluding expatriate French has already refused the interim offer. All this is not good for group consistency dear to Jacques Bolle. In other words, the boat takes water from all sides. To top it off, the president reportedly threatened to cancel the trip to Michigan if no valid solution was found. While our three drivers should only focus on a fifth consecutive victory, the overall mood is at half-mast. As would say an "insider" who wishes to remain anonymous: "if they had selected Marvin instead of Gautier, we would today have the ideal team for France at RedBud: Marvin, Dylan and Gautier. It is not for lack of having said it ..."

That's how I read it too

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9/21/2018 3:04 AM

RG1 wrote:

He is the best option other than Musquin. It still gives them a podium shot, but it's not going to be 5 in a row

RichardLoots wrote:

did Tixier even race this season ? does he have a bike as he left BOS GP team a month ago ??

DeStouwer wrote:

He raced the GP's of Loket and Lommel. Afterwards he left/had to leave BOS. Last week he rode an ADAC-series on a private KTM. This weekend he will race again in Germany, under the awning of Sarholz KTM.

did a search and he did race 2 GP's this season , Loket and Lommel

results 17 en 29 and 12 and 19 .. lapped in 2 motos and the last one to escape a lap in the other 2 motos

not the results you expect

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9/21/2018 3:10 AM

RichardLoots wrote:

did Tixier even race this season ? does he have a bike as he left BOS GP team a month ago ??

DeStouwer wrote:

He raced the GP's of Loket and Lommel. Afterwards he left/had to leave BOS. Last week he rode an ADAC-series on a private KTM. This weekend he will race again in Germany, under the awning of Sarholz KTM.

RichardLoots wrote:

did a search and he did race 2 GP's this season , Loket and Lommel

results 17 en 29 and 12 and 19 .. lapped in 2 motos and the last one to escape a lap in the other 2 motos

not the results you expect

No, but every rider needs some time to regain their speed during a GP-race, so it's not a big surprise. I follow him on Instagram and he kept on training the entire year during his recovery. Imo he still has the speed, just not the stamina. He's the best backup they can choose in this situation.

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9/21/2018 3:25 AM

I've heard Musquin is still a possibility....if the ride's turned down by Tixier, Charlier, Sorby, Lalloz, and Renee Cartier.

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9/21/2018 3:29 AM

Really sorry to hear Febvre will be out for mxdn, that has to be a huge bummer but glad Marv told the french federation to kick rocks. Not trying to take anything away from the other french riders but the french should have picked Marv and now they have to lay in the bed they've made.

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I'm the dude, man.

9/21/2018 3:56 AM

Is this karma coming into play? France should have picked Marvin in the first place. I hope they do show up and ride like garbage.

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9/21/2018 3:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2018 3:59 AM

I am first gutted for Romain.

Second I truly hope they asked Marv and he rejected them, arse holes making stupid decisions and now will suffer at the table of karma.


I would not be surprised if Marv applies for dual citizenship at some point and in a strange twist of irony ends up replacing USA down the line, possible?

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