JANESVILLE, WI – September 15, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With Monster Energy Kawasaki and Thor rider, Ryan Villopoto locking up the 450 National Championship last weekend at Pala Raceway, it’s now time for motocross fans to turn their attention towards the 2011 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations. This weekend, September 17-18, the best riders in the world will compete in St. Jean d’Angely, France in hopes of capturing a victory for their respective countries.
Check out some of the custom gear to be featured this weekend in France
This one of a kind team competition typically brings out some of the most inspired and competitive racing of the year, and is a can’t miss event. To learn how you can follow all the coverage from the Motocross of Nations, visit the official event website here.
Multiple Thor riders will be on hand in St. Jean d’Angely this weekend. The 450 National and 250 National Champions, Ryan Villopoto and Dean Wilson, will represent the United States and Great Britain, respectively. Also representing Thor will be Blake Baggett (USA), Brett Metcalfe (Australia), and Tyla Rattray (South Africa).
The 2011 Supercross and 450 National Champions Gear
Multiple international riders will also be representing Thor this weekend. After Steven Frossard was forced to withdraw with an injury, Christophe Pourcel was named as his replacement and will partner with fellow Thor rider Gautier Paulin on the French Team. Rounding out the Thor team will be CLS Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider, Tommy Searle, who will team up with Dean Wilson on the Great Britain team.
About Thor Motocross
Thor is one of the originators of motocross apparel. When Torsten Hallman made his first U.S trip to race and promote motocross in 1966, he inadvertently started to develop Thor riding gear. Thor is a hardcore, grass roots company that understands what it takes to reach the top and more importantly, how to stay there. It is one of a few companies with over 40 years experience in the motocross marketplace.
Thor, a house brand company for Parts Unlimited, combines design and marketing with superior distribution to reach it’s thousands of dealers and consumers priding ourselves on key selling features like quality, strength and performance. Thor is more than a brand. It is a lifestyle.
About Parts Unlimited
Parts Unlimited is the world’s largest distributor of aftermarket accessories in the powersports industry and is owned by LeMans Corporation headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin. Parts Unlimited sells to over 12,000 dealerships world wide and continues to expand its market penetration with its sister companies, Parts Canada, Parts Europe and Drag Specialties.
Parts Unlimited continues to promote racing through its campaign WE SUPPORT THE SPORT®, helping to drive consumers to dealerships, while entertaining its dealers through hospitalities at the events it sponsors.