2020 MXON Canceled
The 2020 Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Motocross of Nations, moved earlier this year from Ernée, France, to Matterley Basin, Great Britain, and rescheduled for Sept. 25-27, has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Before the FIM announced the cancellation in late July, the AMA had withdrawn the U.S. team from the competition because of concerns about the coronavirus.
“The health of our racers and staff is paramount, and current and future global travel restrictions make our involvement in an international event impossible at this time,” said AMA Supercross Manager Mike Pelletier. “The U.S. team effort to attend the Motocross of Nations each year is extensive, both financially and logistically. Even in normal times, preparing our best effort at this point in the season would be difficult.
“The AMA looks forward to returning to the Motocross of Nations in 2021 and bringing the Chamberlain Trophy back to U.S. soil,” Pelletier said.
The FIM-sanctioned Motocross of Nations is a world championship team event that features three-rider national teams competing for a combined score to determine the overall championship-winning country.
The U.S. team has won the Motocross of Nations 22 times and is the all-time leader in Motocross of Nations overall team victories. All wins took place under the direction of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Roger DeCoster. The most recent time the U.S. Team won the Motocross of Nations was 2011.