News 28 Sep 2010

MXoN: Saint Jean D’Angely to host 2011 event in France

It has been confirmed that Saint Jean D’Angely, France, will be the venue for the 2011 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations.

Having hosted a French Grand Prix this year and several other times in the past, Saint Jean D’Angely has been a classic in the FIM Motocross World Championship and it has always hosted massive crowds from all over the world.

France itself has also been a country which has contributed notoriously in the growth of the sport, regularly hosting Grand Prix events as well as Motocross of Nations – the last one in St. Jean was in 2000.

The plans for 2011 will see Saint Jean D’Angely first host a French MX1/MX2 Grand Prix to fine tune their facilities, and then guarantee an outstanding MXoN later in the year.

“We would like to announce the next FIM Motocross of Nations that will take place in St. Jean d’Angely, France, and here we have the event’s organiser Jean Marie Boissonnot,” commented FIM president Vito Ippolito. “We all look forward to this event as another great success for the sport.”

Youthstream president Giuseppe Luongo continued, “We are very glad to go back to France and especially to Saint Jean D’Angely, because it was actually the first venue which fully believed in our project and invested a lot to make our dream become a reality.”

Motoclub Angerien president Jean Marie Boissonnot is also pleased to have the event return to France.

“We know that we have a lot of things to do, but we are not scared at all,” he said. “We know that we can count on the support of Youthstream, FIM and also the French Motorcycling Federation, so we are confident that we will have a good event in 2011 at Saint Jean D’Angely.”

FIM/CMS president Dr. Wolfgang Srb added his enthusiasm for the event.

“Saint Jean D’Angely is one of the traditional tracks in our calendar and the Grand Prix will help them fine tune the venue itself ahead of the year’s biggest event,” he commented. “I have to admit that we are all looking forward to the next FIM Motocross of Nations in France.”