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10/2/2017 4:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/2/2017 4:46 AM

France extended it's win steak to 4; the longest win streak by a non-American team since Great Britain won 5 straight from 1963-1967. It's also the 4th longest win streak ever.

The Netherlands matched their all-time best finish of 2nd. They've finished runner-up 7 times, but have never won the event.

Great Britain finshed 3rd overall, ending a 19-year podiumless streak; the longest in the country's history.

Belgium missed the podium for the 2nd consecutive MXoN with a 4th. This marks Belgium's first back-to-back podium miss since 1988 and 1989.

The United States' 9th place marked the team's worst finish since 1975. They extend their losing streak to 6; the longest in the team's history since their first win in 1981.

Sweden earned their first top 10 since 2002 with a 10th place finish.

Denmark's 11th marked the team's best finish since earning a 9th back in 1997.

Slovenia scored their best finish since 2002 with 12th overall.

Slovakia finished 19th, after having qualified for their first A Main since 2006.

Croatia marked their best finish since 2004 with 27th overall.

Iceland tied it's best finish with 29th overall.

Finland logged it's worst ever finish of 31st.

Hungary missed the B Main for the first time in team history with a 33rd overall.

Lithuania tied it's worst finish of 35th.

Israel extended it's streak of last place finishes to 5 with 38th overall.

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10/2/2017 4:56 AM

Its good to know it, thanks

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10/2/2017 4:56 AM

smee113 wrote:

France extended it's win steak to 4; the longest win streak by a non-American team since Great Britain won 5 straight from 1963-1967. It's also the 4th longest win streak ever.

The Netherlands matched their all-time best finish of 2nd. They've finished runner-up 7 times, but have never won the event.

Great Britain finshed 3rd overall, ending a 19-year podiumless streak; the longest in the country's history.

Belgium missed the podium for the 2nd consecutive MXoN with a 4th. This marks Belgium's first back-to-back podium miss since 1988 and 1989.

The United States' 9th place marked the team's worst finish since 1975. They extend their losing streak to 6; the longest in the team's history since their first win in 1981.

Sweden earned their first top 10 since 2002 with a 10th place finish.

Denmark's 11th marked the team's best finish since earning a 9th back in 1997.

Slovenia scored their best finish since 2002 with 12th overall.

Slovakia finished 19th, after having qualified for their first A Main since 2006.

Croatia marked their best finish since 2004 with 27th overall.

Iceland tied it's best finish with 29th overall.

Finland logged it's worst ever finish of 31st.

Hungary missed the B Main for the first time in team history with a 33rd overall.

Lithuania tied it's worst finish of 35th.

Israel extended it's streak of last place finishes to 5 with 38th overall.

Quality post. Thank you sir

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10/2/2017 4:57 AM

Great post, thanks!

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10/2/2017 5:29 AM

Interesting post. 19 years for team GB is almost hard to believe with the quality riders they have.

I also can't believe Israel keeps sending a team. I'm sure it's a cool experience for a rider to do an event like that but do you really want to spend a fortune to go there guaranteed that you will finish last (or close to last)?
It's not like they can just pack their stuff in a camper (like team Luxembourg) and drive there in a matter of hours)

Both their riders got lapped in the C-Final (not B-Final!).
All of their riders were like 1min off the pace (per Lap!) in free practice and qualifying.

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10/2/2017 5:32 AM

Interesting fact about the Danish...... Nikolaj Larsen their MXGP rider was totally banged up on Saturday, but rather than get ruled out of contention completely (like when Max Anstie got landed on in Ernee, missing Sunday so GB came 18th), he lined up and did the gate drop and still got the 39th position scored

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10/2/2017 5:52 AM

Cool!

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10/2/2017 6:03 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

Interesting fact about the Danish...... Nikolaj Larsen their MXGP rider was totally banged up on Saturday, but rather than get ruled out of contention completely (like when Max Anstie got landed on in Ernee, missing Sunday so GB came 18th), he lined up and did the gate drop and still got the 39th position scored

That's cool. I saw that he started the race then basically pulled straight into pit lane. I remember James Noble doing something similar at Budds Creek after dislocating his shoulder

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10/2/2017 6:08 AM

crusty_xx wrote:

Interesting post. 19 years for team GB is almost hard to believe with the quality riders they have.

I also can't believe Israel keeps sending a team. I'm sure it's a cool experience for a rider to do an event like that but do you really want to spend a fortune to go there guaranteed that you will finish last (or close to last)?
It's not like they can just pack their stuff in a camper (like team Luxembourg) and drive there in a matter of hours)

Both their riders got lapped in the C-Final (not B-Final!).
All of their riders were like 1min off the pace (per Lap!) in free practice and qualifying.

Interesting. 1 min off the pace per lap? So if i change citizenship, i can attend like rider. lol
Anyway this is love for the sport!

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10/2/2017 7:04 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

Interesting fact about the Danish...... Nikolaj Larsen their MXGP rider was totally banged up on Saturday, but rather than get ruled out of contention completely (like when Max Anstie got landed on in Ernee, missing Sunday so GB came 18th), he lined up and did the gate drop and still got the 39th position scored

And that is how you nail an 11th with 2 riders ..

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10/2/2017 7:15 AM

Anyone know prior to this year when the last time that Japan didn't send a team? Weird not having the land that makes a ton of these machines not on hand...

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10/2/2017 7:45 AM

ML512 wrote:

Anyone know prior to this year when the last time that Japan didn't send a team? Weird not having the land that makes a ton of these machines not on hand...

Was New Zealand also absent?

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10/2/2017 7:54 AM

What about Estonia, is this their best finish ever?

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10/2/2017 8:19 AM

skypig wrote:

Was New Zealand also absent?

They were in the B final.

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10/2/2017 8:41 AM

ML512 wrote:

Anyone know prior to this year when the last time that Japan didn't send a team? Weird not having the land that makes a ton of these machines not on hand...

skypig wrote:

Was New Zealand also absent?

DRAGONBACK wrote:

They were in the B final.

In 2006 New Zealand were on the podium with Josh Coppins , Ben Townley and ??

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10/2/2017 9:31 AM

Jordan421 wrote:

What about Estonia, is this their best finish ever?

No, not by a long shot. They've been 4th twice

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10/2/2017 12:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/2/2017 12:33 PM

Wasn't it Tanel Leok's 16th or 17th straight MXdN for Estonia?

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10/2/2017 12:59 PM

Those are some cool and interesting facts man. Thanks!! Wish the USA finishing 9th was better news though haha. That part sucks! laughing

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10/2/2017 1:01 PM

ML512 wrote:

Anyone know prior to this year when the last time that Japan didn't send a team? Weird not having the land that makes a ton of these machines not on hand...

That was weird. I'd be interested in hearing what happened. I always cheer for those guys too.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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10/2/2017 1:26 PM

skypig wrote:

Was New Zealand also absent?

DRAGONBACK wrote:

They were in the B final.

scottydogmx wrote:

In 2006 New Zealand were on the podium with Josh Coppins , Ben Townley and ??

Cody Cooper.

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10/2/2017 1:36 PM

Was the C final a race?

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10/2/2017 2:36 PM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Was the C final a race?

Technically yes. But it definitely wasn't much of a spectacle

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10/2/2017 2:37 PM

Snapper wrote:

Wasn't it Tanel Leok's 16th or 17th straight MXdN for Estonia?

Yep, 17 in a row. I really hope he makes the next 3 years and makes it 20. That'd be amazing

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10/2/2017 2:46 PM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Was the C final a race?

RG1 wrote:

Technically yes. But it definitely wasn't much of a spectacle

No wonder it isn't televised then.

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10/3/2017 2:12 AM

Snapper wrote:

Wasn't it Tanel Leok's 16th or 17th straight MXdN for Estonia?

RG1 wrote:

Yep, 17 in a row. I really hope he makes the next 3 years and makes it 20. That'd be amazing

Also pretty impessive: Martin Barr did 15 in a row for Team Ireland.

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10/3/2017 3:28 AM

ML512 wrote:

Anyone know prior to this year when the last time that Japan didn't send a team? Weird not having the land that makes a ton of these machines not on hand...

skypig wrote:

Was New Zealand also absent?

Most Kiwi fans would say yes.sad

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I blame Honda.

10/3/2017 4:18 AM

I posted a bit of a smart arse comment on FB about the Irish having the same rider line up for 20 years.

Then heard on the broadcast that it was Martin Barrs 15th MXoN . Went digging found out he is 31 years old meaning he has raced the event every year since the age of 16!

Can anyone confirm that.

If so that is impressive

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10/3/2017 4:19 AM

Snapper wrote:

Wasn't it Tanel Leok's 16th or 17th straight MXdN for Estonia?

RG1 wrote:

Yep, 17 in a row. I really hope he makes the next 3 years and makes it 20. That'd be amazing

Jefro98 wrote:

Also pretty impessive: Martin Barr did 15 in a row for Team Ireland.

Guess its true, every single one since the age of 16

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10/3/2017 4:31 AM

RG1 wrote:

Yep, 17 in a row. I really hope he makes the next 3 years and makes it 20. That'd be amazing

Jefro98 wrote:

Also pretty impessive: Martin Barr did 15 in a row for Team Ireland.

aaryn #234 wrote:

Guess its true, every single one since the age of 16

I thought they said it was 13? I think Ernee was his first. Still an impressive record, no doubt about that

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10/3/2017 5:48 AM

Jefro98 wrote:

Also pretty impessive: Martin Barr did 15 in a row for Team Ireland.

aaryn #234 wrote:

Guess its true, every single one since the age of 16

RG1 wrote:

I thought they said it was 13? I think Ernee was his first. Still an impressive record, no doubt about that

I've heard the speaker say it was his 12th, impressive anyway. Also it was Paulin's 9th consecutive Nations, and he never raced an MX2-bike during it.

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