8 hours in the past | Phrases: Jason Thomas, Geoff Ballard | Images: Jason Thomas

With the 2023 Motocross of Nations (MXoN) at France’s legendary Ernee monitor now simply a few weeks away, you may hear Aussie moto followers fizzing on the prospect of bearing witness to Jett Lawrence, Hunter Lawrence and Dean Ferris having a crack at doing what’s has by no means accomplished earlier than: Staff Australia successful the MXoN’s coveted Chamberlain Trophy crown. And on condition that the Aussie workforce is, on paper, our greatest ever likelihood of successful the celebrated worldwide occasion, that pleasure is extra intense than ever – particularly for these of you who plan to journey to France to observe this yr’s MXoN within the flesh. Cos, whether or not you’re a moto tragic or not, MXoN recollections are usually treasured for a lifetime.

All of which received us sniffing again by means of Transmoto’s archives; to an article in regards to the memorable MXoN journey that Chad Reed and Jason Thomas took to Latvia for the 2014 MXoN. Yep, you get to experience shotgun with the a number of AMA MX and SX champ and his mate, JT (who’s now finest identified for his on-ground commentary on the 2023 AMA MX and World SMX Championships) as they soak up stops on the Italian MotoGP, Valentino Rossi’s personal driving ranch and Tony Cairoli’s Mediterranean-side crib en path to the Latvian MXoN!

For any of you who’re MotoGP followers, take a look at the group pictures at Rossi’s Ranch. Yep, alongside the legends of the game again then, there are youthful variations of some of the MotoGP’s greatest current-day stars!

This function article first appeared in Difficulty #47 (Nov-Dec, 2014) of Transmoto Dust Bike Journal. Test it out…

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