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Team Australia was one of the major surprises of the 2018 Motocross des Nations, fostering a team of young and upcoming talent led by newly signed Geico Honda’s Hunter Lawrence. Miraculously, they led the points after moto two mainly due to the Honda rider’s heroic rides in the opening two motos, most notably finishing 2nd behind Glenn Coldenhoff in the MX2 + Open race after charging through the pack. It was going to be tough for the Aussies to come out with a podium finish with their best rider on the sidelines for the final moto and the situation was made worse as Kirk Gibbs got stuck in a massive pileup on the opening lap of the race, condemning him to an eventual 33rd place finish. Nonetheless, the Australian’s did their country proud as there were no expectations of them being contenders preceding the event and they were extremely satisfied to come away with a fourth-place

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