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2009 Motocross of Nations Results

Sunday, October 4, 2009
Team USA wins the 2009 MXoN!

Ivan Tedesco, Ryan Dungey, and Jake Wiemer just brought the MXoN title home for the 20th time in MXoN history!
The 2009 Red Bull MXoN podium with Team USA bringing home the win.
Team USA makes history as they win the 2009 Motocross of Nations title for the 20th time.

This is a race where stuff just happens, and sometimes winning it means making sure it doesn't happen to you.

Here's a quick rundown of the three main races Sunday:

Race 1 (MX1/MX2)

Cairoli won it, with Reed chasing him the whole time.
Dungey was a bit back in third. Wiemer did pretty well to make eighth.

Desalle was fourth, Musquin fifth. Team USA was leading in points after Race 1.

Race 1 (MX1/MX2) Results:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA) Yamaha
2. Chad Reed (AUS) Suzuki +00:01.6
3. Ryan Dungey (USA) Suzuki +00:28.7
4. Clement Desalle (BEL) Honda +00:44.5
5. Marvin Musquin (FRA) KTM +00:56.5
6. Josh Coppins (NZL) Yamaha +00:58.6
7. Tommy Searle (GBR) KTM +00:59.1
8. Jake Weimer (USA) Kawasaki +01:02.0
9. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA) Kawasaki +01:11.7
10. Ken Roczen (GER) Suzuki +01:22.9

Race 2 (MX2-Open)
Team USAs Jake Weimer.
Jake Weimer, Team USA, holds six amateur titles from years 2002 to 2004.

Gautier Paulin of France won it, Philippaerts chased down Tedesco and passed him with a few turns to go for second, at which point the crowd went crazy. (You know you are in trouble when you are racing in Italy and the Italian guy is all over you and the announcer is going "Mama Miiiaa!") Wiemer fell at least once and ended up 25th. Good thing you can drop the lowest score.

France was leading in points after Race 2. Australia’s Michael Byrne and Davide Guarneri of Italy got together after the Red Bull tabletop and they both dropped out. Byrne had a concussion.


Race 2 MX2 + Open Results
1. Gautier Paulin (FRA) Kawasaki
2. David Philippaerts (ITA) Yamaha +00:03.1
3. Ivan Tedesco (USA) Honda +00:03.9
4. Tanel Leok (EST) Yamaha +00:37.4
5. Marvin Musquin (FRA) KTM +00:40.4
6. Maximilian Nagl (GER) KTM +00:45.3
7. Steve Ramon (BEL) Suzuki +00:55.5
8. Ken Roczen (GER) Suzuki +00:59.9
9. Brett Metcalfe (AUS) Honda +01:03.8
10. Tyla Rattray (RSA) Kawasaki +01:11.9
25. Jake Weimer (USA) Kawasaki +02:08.6

Race 3 (MX1-Open)

First turn mayhem. Several riders wiped out even before
Philippaerts  #15  knocks Tedesco down in the first lap of the third race  Tedesco kept his bike running and finished 7th.
David Philappaerts and Team USA's Ivan Tedesco made contact in Race 3.
they got to the first turn, and it was ugly. Paulin hurt his back (but he can move his legs), Cairoli got a concussion, Antti Pyrhonen broke his lower leg. Reed was a victim of the pileup and caught up to ninth

Philappaerts ran into Tedesco just as the first lap finished and knocked Tedesco down. Dungey passed Ramon for the lead. Philippaerts was third. With all the carnage, Team USA was back in the hunt for the overall if nothing else went wrong.

And it didn’t - Dungey won, Tedesco was seventh and Team USA won the Motocross of Nations for the 20th time!

France finished second, with Belgium taking third overall. 

Race 3 MX1 + Open Results
1. Ryan Dungey (USA) Suzuki
2. Steve Ramon (BEL) Suzuki +00:11.6
Team USA in the post race press conference.
Team USA at the press conference later with the trophy in the foreground. Way to go guys!!!!
3. David Philippaerts (ITA) Yamaha +00:19.1
4. Jonathan Barragan (ESP) KTM +00:25.1
5. Steve Frossard (FRA) Kawasaki +00:32.5
6. Josh Coppins (NZL) Yamaha +00:47.5
7. Ivan Tedesco (USA) Honda +00:52.5
8. Maximilian Nagl (GER) KTM +00:54.6
9. Chad Reed (AUS) Suzuki +00:57.5
10. Shaun Simpson (GBR) KTM +01:13.8

Overall Team Point Standings:
1. USA, 22
2. France, 30
3. Belgium, 39
4. Germany, 55
5. Great Britain, 55
6. Italy, 59
7. Australia, 73
8. Estonia, 78
9. Republic of South Africa, 84
10. Switzerland, 88
11. New Zealand, 89
12. Spain, 92
13. Portugal, 112
14. Brazil, 122
15. Denmark, 123
16. Republic of Ireland, 126
17. Latvia, 130
18. The Netherlands, 133
19. Sweden, 143
20. Finland, 92

Saturday Evening Awards Banquet:
Youthstream held it's Awards ceremony for motocross champions and others in the paddock Saturday night.

Awards were given to Tony Cairoli (MX1), Marvin Musquin (MX2), and Pierre Renet (MX3). Other champions such as the women's champion (Stephanie Laier) and Vets World Cup (Mats Lilsson) were handed out as well.

Germany's 15-year old Ken Roczen recieved the Jan de Groot "Best Young Talent" award. A Lifetime Career award to Georges Jobe, and Ricky Johnson picked up another Lifetime Career award to "The Dream Team des Nations 1986" that named Johnson as well as Johnny O'Mara and David Bailey.

Other honors went out such as Journalist of the Year (Harold Englert), Photographer of the year (Nuno Laranjeira), and the Best Website went to Geoff Meyer's MXLarge.com.
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AMA Motocross Rider Bios
Jake Weimer Bio
Jake Weimer was one of the more underrated 250 riders before nailing down the West Coast SX Championship in 2010. For 2012, he'll aim to recover from a difficult season plagued by injury.
2009 MX of Nations - Rider Quotes:
Ryan Dungey (USA):
"This definitely ranks near the top for me. It has been a dream to come over here and a real experience to be a part of this, never mind actually winning it. A lot of people told me what it would be like, but when you arrive here you can't help but be amazed. We had a good time and full credit to Jake and Ivan; I had a break between the motos but they went back-to-back and that takes a lot of heart and dedication. I am glad we could work together and pull this one off." 

 Steve Ramon (BEL):
"I think we had a good team and a chance to win but we made some mistakes. I wanted two good motos today but in the first one I crashed and had to come through. I was struggling a little bit with the track. In the second moto my start was good and I was following Ryan but he was slightly faster; I was happy with second place and that it helped us to the podium. The goal was to win, but as we have seen, many things can happen at the Motocross of Nations."

Chad Reed (AUS):
"It was horrible how the day turned out and it is hard to be positive about it right now. Every year it seems like we end up with the same result and to come all this way and have many people committed to the program, and to end it like that is disappointing. However I really want to thank the team. I have had an amazing time this year and right up until the very last moment they worked their butts off. I was extremely proud to be a part of this team and I gave them everything I had; we were second in Supercross and won an outdoor title. I wasn't contracted to them to come here but they still gave it their all, and for that I have so much respect.

"The first moto was a good show. We both rode well and we both made mistakes. It was difficult to pass him and I was looking towards the second moto to do the job. It was a shame we both went down, luckily I wasn't hurt but he wasn't able to continue. After a long year it is nice to be able to walk away and regroup for 2010."

Ken Roczen (GER):
"I had an awesome start in the first moto; there was no-one to the left or the right of me and I could pull through. After a while the 450s caught me up and I was a bit rattled by Desalle and I think I tried too hard to stay with him. I tightened up a little bit and had some arm-pump, which was a shame. There was not much of a break between the races but the advantage was that I could find a rhythm quickly when we got going again. I felt the riding was better. Overall my first Nations was pretty unforgettable!"
Overall Individual Point Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey (USA) - 4
2. David Philippaerts (ITA) - 5
3. Steve Ramon (BEL) - 9
4. Ivan Tedesco (USA) – 10
5. Marvin Musquin (FRA) – 10
6. Chad Reed (AUS) – 11
7. Josh Coppins (NZL) – 12
8. Max Nagl (GER) - 14
9. Tanel Leok (EST) – 15
10. Ken Roczen (GER) - 18

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Comments
Laura Huard -#9  November 16, 2009 04:32 PM
I knew you could do it!! Ivan Tedesco is my favorite rider
motonole -No upset here  November 16, 2009 11:26 AM
This is why guys from all over the world want to race here- US motocross is the REAL World Championship. No upset here- Alessi, Short and Grant could have won it too.
Typhoon - - South Africa We love you...  November 13, 2009 01:15 AM
Its never easy comeing from africa and we are right there in the top ten, South African we love you ... go boys go full on.
ddsmknm -open ur eyes world  November 1, 2009 06:01 PM
TEAM U S A could suit up any of top 10 and WIN !!!wake up world
Martin VB -Hard Work  October 9, 2009 01:29 PM
All you bonehead who think this was an upset or these three riders were " lucky" to do as good as they did should put your head "back" in the sand where you "pulled it out " from I was in Italy with the team and the three riders who were sent from our country to "race the world" worked thier butts off over there and got the job done END OF STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!
1988 KX -Score  October 7, 2009 12:17 PM
What was the final score tally?
LUSINK459 -USA#1  October 7, 2009 10:54 AM
Dungey yes but tedesco & weimer way to pull off the upset, USA #1
Ralph -USA  October 7, 2009 09:19 AM
So...does the "best" team always crash out? This race is defined by which team has the least amount of points at the end of the day, from the best 5 rides. The rules were very clear at the beginning of the day and Italy came up SHORT! Better luck next year. "This year italian team was the best. Greetings from Italia." Great job, for some of, but not all of, America's best riders!
Lyle -shocked  October 7, 2009 08:59 AM
I will admit, I am totally surprised, impressed and proud!! Nice work guys!!
Bill -Tyla  October 5, 2009 08:47 PM
We'll take good care of Tyla for ya.
sommer mills -sweet  October 5, 2009 03:00 PM
you guys r very good my big brother tucker he rides a dritbike yamaha 85 so do i but he does not to any stuns but travis pastrana does you guys rock all of u guys do!!!!!!!!!!!
drey47 -big up usa!  October 5, 2009 12:44 PM
if it cant be RSA then USA.look after tyla for us...
Tim B -Wow  October 5, 2009 09:15 AM
I have to say I'm blown away that we won the MdN with this group of riders! There was no Stewart or Villopoto and yet the US still got a win with consistency. Great job guys!

Matt UK - How was it a "lucky" win?
gsx-r Rider -Team USA  October 5, 2009 08:50 AM
Luck or not, Team USA got is done! Very cool.
Federico -Italia unlucky  October 5, 2009 12:46 AM
Guarneri waped out in second race. Cairoli waped out in third race. This year italian team was the best. Greetings from Italia.
J Dizzle -The red, white, and blue  October 4, 2009 11:46 PM
Great job guys! We all appreciate the effort.
kawi587 -mx desnations  October 4, 2009 05:06 PM
the race was soo sweet
Bob -A- Booey -Team USA .........NICE!!!!!!!  October 4, 2009 12:29 PM
Tedesco,Dungey and Weimer ?????? HUH????? WORLD CHAMPS #20!!!!!!!!!
Matt UK -!  October 4, 2009 11:50 AM
Well done usa! Talk about lucky!
B -USA, USA, USA...  October 4, 2009 10:45 AM
Who needs Carmichael and Stewart anyway ;)
Does this qualify as an upset?
JC -SWEET!!!  October 4, 2009 10:14 AM
Way to go, boys! Nicely done!