Team Ireland announced for MXON!
At the August meeting of the MCUI Motocross Commission, the members selected the riders who will represent the MCUI at the 2016 Motocross of Nations to be held at Maggiora Italy on September 24th & 25th.
Team Ireland will consist of:
MX2 Class Martin Barr: the Ballyclare man has been a fixture of the team since his sensational debut in 2005, Marin always relishes the opportunity to show his skills on the World stage of the Motocross of Nations, and is showing some fantastic form in 2016, winning the MX Nationals series, and leading the MAXXIS British Championships for a time mid season, where he is still a contender for the title
MXGP Class Graeme Irwin: the youngest member of the team, the Buildbase Honda team mate of Martin Barr has also clinched the MX1 class of the MX Nationals and is a front runner in the MAXXIS British Championship behind regular GP riders. Graeme has matured into one of the fastest riders in the UK and along with his two team mates has GP experience to lean on too.
Open Class Stuart Edmonds: Dubliner Stuart Edmonds is back on his familiar TM 450 this year after his German adventures in 2015, and has shown impressive speed and consistency on the boutique Italian brand. Stuart is a regular for Team Ireland now, and always gives 100% when riding for the Federation, a genuinely nice guy, Stuart just loves riding motorcycles and will always be there at the end of a tough moto.
New Team Manager Philip McCullough, well known multi Irish and Ulster Motocross Champion and successful team manager with his Moto One Squad has also named three reserve riders in Loughbrickland brothers John & Jason Meara, and Gary Gibson from Ballygowan, these riders will not travel unless injury affects the team members selected, but Philip & the MX Commission would like to thank them for making themselves available for selection.
Philip is well into the planning process and would like to thank the MCUI for their support, and is looking forward to the event at the end of September.
The MCUI would like to wish everyone involved the best of luck in Italy next month.