Baggett selected as the MX2 rider for MXoN 2012 in Belgium
During the opening ceremonies at Southwick, the official announcement was made naming the 2012 Motocross of Nations (MXoN) United States team. Baggett earned a spot on the team for a second year in a row along with Ryan Dungey and newcomer Justin Barcia. The most prestigious international motocross race of the year will take place in Belgium from September 22-23, 2012.
“I’m looking forward to heading over to Belgium,” said Baggett. “I’ve been putting in time practicing on the sand at Ryan’s (Villopoto) ranch in Florida. It was good to get more seat time in the sand at Southwick before heading to MXoN, but it’s a whole different ball game out there. Even though the track at Moto-X 338 and the track in Belgium are both sand tracks, that’s where the similarities end. Just from some of the videos I’ve seen on the internet, the track in Belgium seems faster and a lot more open with more flowing lines than the track at Moto-X 338. After the final round at Lake Elsinore I will be putting in some extra time testing in the sand before I head overseas and see what we can do out there.”