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Musquin dominates Paris as Febvre crashes

MArvin MUsquin dominated the Paris Supercross by setting the fast lap time in Superpole then clearing off to three unchallenged victories. But it was awful news for World No.2 Romain Febvre who crashed hard in the second moto while chasing Musquin and was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg.

Febvre goes down hard in the pic from Moto Verte

But one of the highlights was in the last lap of the last race. Tony Cairoli, who had started on the second row of the grid, was in fourth place but caught up to Cedric Soubreyras and Justin Brayton who were battling hard and taking each other wide on the run to the flag. Cairoli saw his chance and dived under Brayton who fell, allowing the Italian to finish third. The event was a three-moto format with points for each moto, saw Musquin won overall from Soubeyras and Brayton.

The first race saw Musquin holeshot and run away with it as Soubeyras just failed to hold off Brayton until two laps to go. Justin Bogle was fourth after holding off Febvre who had a bad start. Chad Reed took sixth but Cairoli, second fastest in Superpole, had a bad start then crashed on the first lap into the back of his pal Alex Lupino.

In race two Musquin holeshot again but Febvre gave chase until he fell hard. Soubeyras took second from Brayton who sneaked by Bogle in the last corner. Reed and Cairoli raced together with the Aussie coming out just ahead in fifth.

Race three saw Musquin holeshot again from Soubeyras, Thomas Ramette, Brayton and Cairoli. Brayton and Cairoli passed Ramette, then Honda man Brayton chased down Soubeyras. On the last lap Brayton and Soubeyras rode hard yet fair but it allowed Cairoli to close in and the 36-year-old barged his way past Brayton for third.

Kyle Peters won all three MX2 races as world champ Maxime Renaux had bad starts and made too many mistakes to be a real threat.

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