Team USA finally announces Motocross of Nations 2023 roster

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The United States will be represented by three of its highly-skilled motocross racers at the 2023 Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Motocross of Nations, which will be held Oct. 6-8 in Ernée, France.

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The 2023 U.S. Motocross of Nations team includes AMA 450 competitor Aaron Plessinger, AMA 250 competitor R.J. Hampshire, and AMA 450 competitor Christian Craig.

Team captain Plessinger will be competing on the U.S. Motocross of Nations team for the second time and will race in the event’s MXGP Class.

“It really feels great to get to be on team USA again,” Plessinger said, “and I’m very fortunate to have this opportunity to go race for my country. This is one race that I always look forward to and we have some big shoes to fill from what the boys did last year, so I’m ready for the challenge! I’ve got some really awesome teammates, a great team surrounding us, and we’re gonna go give it our all over in France!”

It will be Hampshire’s inaugural appearance in Motocross of Nations competition, and he will race in the MX2 Class.

“I’m super excited to represent my country,” Hampshire said. “I’m a proud American and will do my best to put our colors up front!”

Craig will also represent the U.S. at Motocross of Nations for the first time and will compete in the Open Class.

“I’m extremely honored to be able to represent the USA this year at Motocross of Nations,” Craig said. “Aaron, RJ, and I will do everything possible to make our country proud.”

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