For the third year in a row, the Paris Bercy Supercross will move to Lille in the modern Pierre Mauroy Stadium for two nights of racing and show. On November 12th and 13th, Lille will become the capital of the European Supercross and will line up some of the top SX riders.
On the podium at the SMX and more recently at the Monster Cup in Las Vegas, Marvin Musquin will be back racing in France for the first time since the MX of Nations last year. Marvin will be for sure one of the main contender for the overall win; the factory KTM rider raced several times at Bercy, and could become the fourth French ‘King of Bercy” after Jean-Michel Bayle, David Vuillemin and Christophe Pourcel. For sure he will have thousands of fans cheering him in the stadium, as it was at the Nations in Ernée.
Another Frenchie will be supported by the fans: Romain Febvre. The 2015 MXGP World Champion was impressive in Lille last year for his first Supercross experience, and of course he is back stronger; his season was not as good as the previous one due to a crash during the series, but Romain shows at the Motocross of Nations and during the SMX that he is back to his best level. Third leader of the French Team, Jordi Tixier also showed during the last SMX that he’s able to race with the fastest American riders and knows what to expect in Lille. These three Frenchies will be joined by the French SX specialists Fabien Izoird, Cedric Soubeyras, Thomas Ramette, Xavier Boog, Valentin Teillet, Maxime Desprey, Cyrille Coulon and much more as this race is part of the French SX Tour.
Americans have always enjoy racing the biggest European Supercross (they won 24 of the 33 editions of the event!) and they remain unbeaten for eight years now! Twice winner in Bercy, Justin ‘BamBam’ Barcia will be the leader of team USA, even if he just switches bike as the JGR team moved to Suzuki. Justin had a great weekend in Lille two years ago, but didn’t won the overall and is looking for some revenge… His teammates will be Malcom Stewart and Christian Craig. Both Malcom and Christian will move to 450 Hondas for this event.
European riders coming to Paris Lille include Arnaud Tonus and Tommy Searle. Tommy just had one of his best season, claiming a British title and some top MXGP results, while Arnaud recently switched to a 450 with top ten results at the last MX of Nations. Back to the GPs next season, he will have his first race on a Yamaha, while Brian Hsu, one of the best European prospect, will have his first appearance on a Husqvarna.
Two other classes will be part of the program in Lille, with a 125 and a SX2 class, both rounds of the French SX Tour. In the SX2 class the fastest Frenchies (such as Florent Richier, Thomas Do, Yannis Irsuti or Brian Moreau just to name a few) will be joined by several wild cards: American’s Ryan Surrat and Jake Masterpool, Italian’s Lorenzo Camporese and Kevin Cattani and Brit Joe Clayton.
FMX has always been a great part of the show in Bercy and now in Lille, and there’s no reason to change that! Some of the FMX Legends will be there, such as Edgar Torronteras and Mat Rebeaud but we’ll have also Genki Watanabe representing Japan, Brice Izzo and David Rinaldo.
Lille Supercross is a two day event, on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of November. Every ticket gives access to all practise sessions inside the stadium, and outside paddock for autograph sessions. Practice starts at 12.30 on Saturday and from 10.30AM on Sunday. Show starts at 7PM and ends at 11PM on Saturday, starts at 3PM and ends at 7PM on Sunday.
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