Justin Brayton King of Genoa SX 2012, Eli Tomac second, Gautier Paulin third. Christophe Pourcel runs as a privateer on KTM.
November 3 – PalaFiera – Superbowl of Supercross – American Justin Brayton takes the top step of the podium. The Yamaha man defeated countryman Eli Tomac and Monster Energy’s Gautier Paulin in the overall ranking after an exciting last lap dice in which a slip by Tomac decided the destination of the ‘King of Genoa’ status.
The podium, L – R – Tomac, Brayton, Paulin
Two heats of action and various support classes (FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship hotshot Valentin Teillet was crowned SX2 European Champ) as well as tricks by the likes of FMX ace Andre Villa filled out a packed program in northern Italy with the podiums and racers like Christophe Pourcel adding star power.
Although AMA SX series protagonists Brayton and Tomac set the pace Paulin was also in the mix. “I didn’t really have too much time to prepare so I have to give big thanks to my team, KRT, for getting the bike ready with a supercross setting that worked well,” the French motocross Grand Prix talent said. “I went into the event with the aim of having fun and if a podium result came then that would be something extra. I enjoyed being there and each lap felt a bit easier for me. It had been a while since I’ve raced supercross but it was great to get back into the rhythm and be part of that show.”
Genoa kick-starts some high profile winter Supercross events in Europe with spectacles in France (the famous Bercy SX in Paris celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year) and Geneva in Switzerland set to keep audiences on their seat before 2013 rolls in.
- Justin Brayton – YAM
- Eli Tomac – HON
- Gautier Paulin – KAW
- C Soubeyras – HON
- C Martin
- L Rombaut
- F Ixoird
- C Coulon
- B Maillard
- J Clermont
- D Delgli Esposti
- Christophe Pourcel – KTM
Christophe Pourcel is now riding a KTM
Thanks to Ad, Monster, Jimmy Goodrich, E. Tempestini, D. Messora, and OffRoadProRacing.
Gautier Paulin from France