American Justin Barcia had a great comeback in the French capital as he clinched a third overall Paris Supercross win. He didn’t win any of Sunday’s races but secured his ‘King of Paris’ title with three good results, backing up his overall from Saturday’s opening night. Malcolm Stewart won on Sunday to finish runner up the event ahead of Dylan Ferrandis.
A full stadium with 35,000 spectators during the weekend, a great atmosphere, an amazing FMX show and some intense racing, once more made the Paris Supercross a huge event and celebrates a great winner with Justin Barcia. Since his previous wins in Paris (2010 and 2013) the factory Yamaha rider had some up and down but in Paris he raced cleverly on Sunday to secure the overall win. Not always among the leading pack at the start of the races, he was fast enough to come back in good positions (4/2/3) and reach his goal with the overall win.
In the SX1 class the boss today was Malcolm Stewart (3/1/1) who recovered from a bad first race yesterday to dominate the second night with two strong wins; second overall behind Justin, Malcolm beats Dylan Ferrandis (6/4/2), the hero of the French crowd.
Dylan lost some points during the second ‘sprint race’ as he leads most of the race but crashed when Malcolm made a pass in the last lap; fourth of this race Dylan was strong in the main event but wasn’t able to follow Malcolm and scores a second place which offers him an overall podium this year.
He is the single ‘non American’ rider in the top seven of the overall classification, followed by Jeremy Martin (1/3/4) who was strong today (4th of the day), Vince Friese (7/11/5), Justin Hill (2/5/6) and Joey Savatgy (5/7/14) who crash and retires in the main event.
Chad Reed didn’t line up in the main after a spectacular crash during the second race, and Frenchmen Cédric Soubeyras (8/8/7), Jordi Tixier (10/6/8) and Fabien Izoird (14/10/10) secures a top ten classification.
He didn’t race that much during the past seasons due to injuries, but Brian Hsu did an impressive comeback in Supercross this weekend! Winner of all the SX2 races today, Brian deserves the overall win and is the new ‘Prince of Paris’. Winner last year Jace Owen (2/4/2) didn’t got any win this year but thanks to consistent races he finishes runner up of the event ahead of Thomas Do (4/2/13) who crash early in the main event and lost the opportunity to be the next French winner of the event.
As usual the FMX show was great thanks to David Rinaldo, Genki Watanabe, Jarryd McNeil and Nicolas Texier who impressed the crowd with their jumps and stunts. But the crowd also discover Spaniards Rocky Florensa and Antonio Navas who did an amazing show as they share the same bike to open a new chapter in the Freestyle history, including an unusual back flip!
SX1 Results Sunday:
Sprint 1: 1.Martin (USA, Honda) ; 2.Hill (USA, Honda) ; 3.Stewart (USA, Honda) ; 4.Barcia (USA, Yamaha) ; 5.Savatgy (USA, Suzuki) ; etc…
Sprint 2: 1.Stewart ; 2.Barcia ; 3.Martin ; 4.Ferrandis (Yamaha) ; 5.Hill ; etc…
Main: 1.Stewart ; 2.Ferrandis ; 3.Barcia ; 4.Martin ; 5.Friese (USA, Honda); 6.Hill ; 7.Soubeyras (Husqvarna); 8.Tixier (KTM); 9.Ramette (Suzuki) ; 10. Izoird (Kawasaki) ; etc…
Podium Sunday: 1.Stewart, 5pts ; 2.Barcia, 9 ; 3.Ferrandis, 12 ; etc..
King of Paris : 1.Barcia, 15pts ; 2.Stewart, 20 ; 3.Ferrandis, 26 ; 4.Martin, 29 ; 5.Friese, 36 ; etc….
SX2 Results Sunday:
Sprint 1: 1.Hsu (GER, KTM) ; 2.Owen (USA, Honda) ; 3.Lopes (BRA, Kawasaki) ; 4. Do (Suzuki); 5.Irsuti (Yamaha) ; etc…
Sprint 2: 1.Hsu ; 2.Do ; 3.Lopes ; 4.Owen ; 5.Fonvieille (KTM); etc…
Main: 1.Hsu ; 2.Owen ; 3.Fonvieille ; 4.Irsuti ; 5.Imbert (Yamaha) ; 6.Bourdon (Honda) ; 7.Roussaly (Husqvarna) ; 8. Lozzi (Husqvarna) ; 9.Malaval (Yamaha) ; 10.Sanayei (USA, Kawasaki) ; 9; etc….
Podium Sunday: 1.Hsu, 3pts ; 2.Owen, 8 ; 3.Fonvieille, 15 ; etc….
Prince of Paris : 1.Hsu, 9pts ; 2.Owen, 17 ; 3.Do, 23 ; 4.Irsuti, 29 ; 5.Fonvieille, 34 ; etc…