Team GB selected for 2023 Coupe de l’Avenir event


Some of the top youth and young adult riders in UK motocross will travel to Belgium in two weeks’ time to set up for the Coupe de l’Avenir on the Ferme des Monts circuit in Baisieux, Belgium.

Twelve teams from across Europe will contest the FIM world-ranking event over the weekend of the 30th of September and 1st of October, with Team GB fielding an uber-strong line up for the ‘Under-21 Motocross of Nations’.

Fresh from a solid finish at the 2023 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship in July, team manager Dave Willet has every confidence in his selection of riders;

“I believe we have a great chance of success this year with super-fast competitors entered in the Coupe, 85cc and 65cc classes. Casey Lister, Harley Marczak, Cohen Jagielski, Robbie Daly, Hayden Statt and Ollie Colmer all rode their hearts out for Team GB at the Junior Worlds back in July and we know their strengths. They are joined by Finley Pickering, Billy Askew and Joel Rizzi who have proved themselves to be at the very top of their game.

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“Thanks to the ACU for giving these young riders the opportunity to represent their country and to the companies and all individuals and their families who support the team.”

Coupe de L’Avenir 2023 team selection:

65cc

Casey Lister, Harley Marczak, Cohen Jagielski

85cc

Finley Pickering, Robbie Daly, Hayden Statt

125cc

Ollie Colmer

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250F

Billy Askew

Open

Joel Rizzi

Team GB is supported by Paul Grimshaw Vehicle Movements, Shiloh Surfacing, ACS Scaffolding, Armor Vision, MGP Steel Erection, and MotoHead.

Words: Press Release

Image: Adam Duckworth