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2008 FIM World Motocross – Round 7 – France

Published June 15th, 2008

Seb Pourcel wins his home Grand Prix in MX1, and Tommy Searle wins MX2 Grand Prix

Round 7 – St. Jean d’Angely, France – June 15
MX1 Results
1. Seb Pourcel 1/1 KAW
2. Josh Coppins 2/2 YAM
3. J Barragan 3/6 KTM
4. Steve Ramon 11/3 SUZ
5. Max Nagi 5/8 KTM
6. Juilien Bill 10/7 HON
7. Ken de Dycker 6/11 SUZ
8. Steve Boniface 14/5 YAM
9. Tanel Leok 4/16 KAW
10. Manuel Priem 9/12 KAW
11. Mike Brown 12/10 HON
12. C. Desalle 7/15 SUZ
13. M de Reuver dnf/4 HON
14. James Nobel 16/9 KTM
15. K. Nemeth 8/19 KTM
MX1 Point Standings
D Philippaerts 231
Steve Ramon 225
Josh Coppins 212
Seb Pourcel 201
Ken de Dycker 200
J Barragan 185
Max Nagl 161
B. Mackenzie 159
M. de Reuver 156
Tanel Leok 151
Clem Desalle 115
Mike Brown 107
Manuel Priem 104
K. Nemeth 95
J. Bill 76
MX2 Results
1. T Searle 1/1 KTM
2. T Rattray 6/2 KTM
3. A Boissiere 3/6 KTM
4. X Boog 4/7 SUZ
5. J Tarroux 2/12 KTM
6. G. Aranda 7/8 KAW
7. N. Aubin 5/10 YAM
8. M. Musquin 8/9 KTM
9. S Simpson 16/4 SUZ
10. A. Cairoli dnf/3 YAM
11. L Larrieu 12/12 KAW
12. S Frossward dnf/5 KAW
13. R Goncalves 15/11 KTM
14. Manuel Monni YAM
15. Luigi Seguy YAW
MX2 Point Standings
Tommy Searle 283
Tyla Rattray 279
Tony Cairoli 263
Nicolas Aubin 185
Shaun Simpson 178
Rui Goncalves 163
Stephen Sword 151
Xavier Boog 151
Manuel Monni 133
A Boissiere 126
J. van Horebeek 120
M Musquin 99
D. Guameri 97
G. Paulin 95
S. Frossard 92


If you like motocross, then this was the event for you. Today’s event, not only had great racing, but has to be one of the best and most scenic race circuits in the world. Add in the enthusiasm of the French fans … and it was truly a memorable day!

Above you’ll see the results and points of the day. Tommy Searle won both motos in MX2 and takes over the points lead. Defending World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli had a tough day, crashing in the first corner with Tyla Rattray, and breaking his gas tank, which led to a DNF in the moto. He came back for third in the second moto behind Searle and Rattray.

In MX1, it was hometown favorite Seb Pourcel also winning both motos. The crowd screamed, used their air horns, and voiced their approval every lap in whatever section of the track Seb was. Josh Coppins had his best ride of the season, finishing second overall. Series points leader David Philippaerts didn’t have the best day, finishing 18th overall, but still retains the series points lead.

In the Women’s World Motocross Series, KTM Germany’s Steffi Laier took her second consecutive win by winning both of her motos. Katherine Prumm finished second overall, and took over the points lead!



Women’s Overall Results: Stephanie Laier – Germany – KTM, Katherine Prumm – New Zealand – YAM, Livia Lancelot – France – KAW, Maria Franke – Germany – KAW, Larissa Papenmeier – Germany – SUZ



Women’s Point Standings: K. Prumm 122, L. Lancelot 120, A. Fiolek 102, M. Franke 101, S. Laier 100

Over 30,000 spectators were on hand. The track was something riders all over the world dream about … excellent soil, huge up and down hills, and just a wonderful outdoor motocross circuit.

Below you’ll see a few photos from the event, and a quick video of and with the two winners. We’ll have much more in a feature article coming later this week.

Photos below you can click on: Women’s winner, and Women’s podium, Amanda interview MX1 winner Seb Pourcel, Amanda interviewing FIM Motocross Commission President Dr. Wolfgang Srg, Amanda with two of the best Youthstream Staff, Tony Cairoli 222, Tony Cairoli again, Josh Coppins, Youthstream Leaders Mr. & Mrs. G. Luongo, part of the massive French crowd, MX1 Points leader David Philippaerts 19, Pourcel 90 taking the checkered flag, a group of Seb Pourcel fans, and Tommy Searle 2 on the starting gate.

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You’ll need the latest version of QuickTime to watch this movie. (It’s Amanda interviewing winners Seb Pourcel and Tommy Searle, along with a litle race action.) You can get it here at this link for free for Mac or PC – http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/


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