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23rd Supercross of Bercy. Palais Omnisports of Paris. November 11 – 13

Published October 21st, 2005


As always, since it began 23 years ago, the Paris Bercy Supercross will
be run on November 11, 12 and 13. Alongside the exciting SX races, the
FMX show will bring action and excitement in the French capital as well.



The Paris Bercy Supercross is the oldest sporting event organised in
the famous Palais Omnisports of Paris Bercy, This event is now the most
famous supercross in Europe. The latest improvements including the new
format with the SX2 class and a bigger exposure for the Freestyle show,
confirmed the interest of fans and medias for this event that attract
yearly 45000 spectators.





Three teams with prestigious coachs



For the past three years now Bercy is exclusively reserved to the SX2
class, with an individual and a team classification. Three teams will
enter the event: USA, France and rest of the World. The US team won the
last three editions, and will be for sure once more the favourites. The
legendary Ricky Johnson (King of Bercy V and VII) will be for the first
time coach of the US team, and will provide the best advices to his
riders as well as Jean Michel Bayle (King of Bercy VIII and IX) who has
always been supporting the event as a spectator, a racer and later a
coach. Another “legends” will coach team “Rest of the World” as Stefan
Everts himself will be back in Bercy to celebrate with the French fans
his ninth MX World Titles. Stefan entered several times the race and
got his best results in 1990 (two wins and a second position in the 125
class) but then concentrate successfully his career in MX.





Tortelli back in Bercy



Five years after his last appearance in Bercy, Sébastien Tortelli will
be back for his second race aboard a factory KTM. The double MX World
Champion was impressive during the last Motocross of Nations in Ernée
for his come-back in France, and is now practicing in the US to prepare
Bercy. Runner-up behind David Vuillemin in 2000, Sébastien will be the
French Captain, alongside strong GP riders Pascal Leuret, Christophe
and Sébastien Pourcel. Expatriate kids Steve Boniface, Stéphane Roncada
and Eric Sorby and the best representative of the French SX Tour series
including series leader Benjamin Coisy, who will open daily the show
with one heat of the serie.





Americans favourites



Bercy create his legend with American riders, and they will be once
more numerous on the track and in the pits. Three of the main
contenders of the US series will lead the US team: Andrew Short vice US
champion and King of Bercy XXII, Mike Alessi third of the Nationals and
revelation of Bercy XXII, and Mike Brown. With Billy Laninovich winner
in San Francisco, Jeff Alessi, Jason Lawrence, Sean Hamblin, and Ryan
Mills, the Americans could win for the third time in a row the teams
competition and bring back home another trophy.





Rest of the World behind Philippaerts



US and French riders always had great interest for Supercross, but
that’s not the case in many European countries. Every year it’s
difficult to attract GP riders in Bercy. Winner of the French and South
African GP’s, Italian David Philippaerts will represent the GP riders.
His team-mates are not yet confirmed but Japanese Akira Narita, Swiss
Julien Bill, Brit Carl Nunn or South African Tyla Rattray are on the
list of riders who could join the Rest of the World.





Great show with the FMX Session Braun Cruzer3



Last year the Freestyle show had for the first time in Bercy (the
French SX was the first one in Europe to introduce a Freestyle
exhibition with a jump contest ten years ago) a great exposure, and it
was a hudge success. Once more the event will combine races and
Freestyle, to offer a perfect show to the public who was impressed last
year by the level of the Freestyle riders. All the riders involved
regularly do the OEback flip, and are now training with new jumps
especially for Bercy. American Ronny Renner, Spaniard Edgar
Torronteras, French Manu Troux, Swiss Matt Rebeaud, Norwegian André
Villa and Japanese Eigo Sato will represent the three continents in the
French capital.





Legendary Bercy



With a great experience behind them, the promotors are actively working
to prepare in the stadium the best track for the SX and the Freestyle
exhibition. With the laser show, music and the famous Modus Pompom
girls, Bercy XXIII will reinforce it’s legendary reputation. Prize from 40 to 60 o. Réservations by phone (33 892 390 490) or Internet (www.ticketnet.fr)

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