Over the years many riders have made the trip across the Atlantic Ocean to face a fresh challenge.
However, many riders have struggled to make the transition with any great success. This had led to a constant comparison between American and World Championship competition, and one that can only be made at the Motocross des Nations, an annual one day event.
This has once again been highlighted by recent high profile moves, including Ryan Villopoto’s decision to contest the 2015 Mxgp series. For the first time in years a top American rider is making the decision to pit himself against the world’s best Gp riders.
We see riders move to the States regularly, looking to the more glamorous Supercross and Nationals series’, following childhood dreams of riding the tracks that legend’s such as Rick Johnson, David Bailey and Bob Hannah made their name on.