The second night of the Supercross Paris-Bercy saw another tight contest between Americans Jake Weimer and Eli Tomac, but it was the Monster Energy Kawasaki ace Weimer who came out on top once again at the Omnisports Palais and is just one race away from the “King of Bercy” 2012 title. Tomac takes second, and Justin Brayton third.
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Jake Weimer says “There is plenty of work left to be done and tomorrow (Sunday) is going to be a big day. I’m really happy with how the first two nights have gone I have been riding pretty well. I have focused on minimizing mistakes, which is such a big thing at any time but extra important on a tight track like this. I didn’t want to fall into a bad groove. In practice I had a pretty big crash – which hurt – and then in Superpole I felt like I had a really good lap going, but I bobbled in the corner and I thought ‘You can still make it!’ but obviously I was heading off the side of the track and landed on the air fence. I knew it wouldn’t be too pretty. I knew I could stand there and look like an idiot or I could give a little bow! It is a big thing to come overseas and see the crowd so involved and so enthusiastic about the racing. It helps when you’re jet-lagged and tired. To have the crowd into it like that makes it a really good experience.”
Fan-favorite Christophe Pourcel was out of luck after earlier creating a buzz with a commanding qualification heat victory. The former double AMA SX Lites champ crashed out at the end of the whoops in a painful looking tumble, but seems to have escaped with only several sore left ribs. Ryan Villopoto’s brother Tyler Villopoto was another crashee, as the Kawasaki racer pushed just a little too hard for his first success in France.
Day 3 coming tomorrow. View Day 1 here.
Main Event Results Saturday night:
- Jake Weimer – KAW
- Eli Tomac – HON
- Justin Brayton – YAM
- Kyle Chisholm – KAW
Thanks Ad, Jimmy, Monster. Photos coming by Chailan, Piole, Cudby, Pascal Haudiquert / Larivière Organisation.
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