It's Official: Carmichael Will Not Race the MXdN

September 22, 2006 6:10am | by:

We just got off the phone with DC, and after everyone held out hope that Ricky Carmichael's injured shoulder would heal enough for him to be able to lead Team USA in the MX1 class at this weekend's Motocross des Nations, the champ just isn't ready and has regrettably pulled out of the race. RC's Factory Suzuki teammate Ivan Tedesco will take his place in the lineup.

Carmichael is due to arrive in England this afternoon to lend his support and leadership to Team USA.

The new lineup for Team USA's MXdN effort is:

MX1: James Stewart
MX2: Ryan Villopoto
MX3: Ivan Tedesco