With just over a month until the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations heads to Ernee in France on the 7th and 8th October. Team Manager Mark Chamberlain, in conjunction with the ACU Motocross Committee is pleased to announce that the three riders selected to represent Great Britain will be Ben
Watson (MXGP), Josh Gilbert (MX2) and Conrad Mewse (MX Open).
The MXGP spot will see Ben Watson lead the team as he returns to Team GB at the MXON after previously contesting the event in 2018 and 2021. The MXGP regular from Nottingham will be onboard his Factory Beta MRT Racing machine which he is currently sitting 13th in the World MXGP Championship with
finishes including a number of top 10 finishes this season.
Three times British MX2 Champion and the current points leader of the Revo ACU British MX1 Championship and the Michelin MX Nationals, Conrad Mewse will be lining up to compete in the MX Open class on his Crendon Fasttrack Honda Racing 450 machine. Conrad has been in great form at British Championship level and will be contesting the MXON for the second time after competing in the MX2 class in 2021 when Team GB finished second.
This year Josh Gilbert will be making his debut for the team in the MX2 class. The Cornish rider will be dropping back to the MX2 machine, prepared by the Crendon Fasttrack Honda Racing team. Gilbert currently sits second in the Revo ACU British MX1 Championship behind teammate Mewse.
With three strong riders, Team Manager Mark Chamberlain commented, “I’m looking forward to working with the three riders. It’s a different approach from the last few years but I’m confident in the selection. We have had a good run prior to last year and what could go wrong did go wrong at Redbud so it was time for a change with some of our guys either not available or coming to the end of their Motocross careers.
The one thing I have had from the start and again this year is a desire to ride for Team GB which is great to see from all of the boys.
Ben will effectively lead the Team having done the event a couple of times now so just that little bit more
experience at this event. Conrad has had a great British Championship so far and is riding the best he has in his career so we are excited to see what he can do. Josh has been battling closely with Conrad all year which has in turn brought his speed on, so he is in great form as well. The 250 spot was a hard call, but I think Josh will do a good job for Team GB.”