Paris Bercy Supercross

Paris Bercy Supercross







Day 1



During the first night of the 25th edition of the Paris Bercy Supercross, stars of the US series dominated the event, along with Frenchman Benjamin Coisy, who was able to battle with Chad Reed and Grant Langston.



Winner of the ‘tournament’, and the second and third races of the night, Chad Reed just missed a having a perfect night, as he came back to second behind Grant Langston in the first race of the three race finale. It was a great come-back for the Australian rider, who is appearing for his third time at Bercy.



Grant Langston was second overall tonight, with a win, a second and a third. Benjamin Coisy, from France, was third overall on the night. Dominating the French SX Tour for several years, Coisy was consistant during the entire night and got his first podium in Bercy with a third place overall; third, fourth and second. He was able to beat American riders Andrew Short & Jeremy McGrath.



The event is sold out for all three nights.



1. Reed (AUS, Yamaha)

2. Langston (AFS, Yamaha)

3. Coisy (FRA, Honda)

4. Short (USA, Honda)

5. McGrath (USA, Honda)

6. Coulon (FRA, Yamaha)

7. Musquin (FRA, Kawasaki)

8. Grant (USA, Honda)

9. Sorby (FRA, Kawasaki)

10. Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki)

11. Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki)

12. Brayton (USA, KTM)

13. Aubin (FRA, Yamaha)

14. Van Horebeek (BEL, KTM)

15. Roy (CAN, Yamaha)

16. S. Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki)



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Day 2



The second night of the Paris Bercy Supercross was again an affair between Chad Reed and Grant Langston. And once more the Australian won the night’s overall classification with three wins. He is now in good position to be crowned ‘King of Bercy’ tomorrow.



Nothing could stop Reed tonight, even a bad start due to a French pile up who stopped Benjamin Coisy and Sébastien Pourcel in the final of three heats!



1. Reed (AUS, Yamaha)

2. Short (USA, Honda)

3. Langston (AFS, Yamaha)

4. Brayton (USA, KTM)

5. Grant (USA, Honda)

6. McGrath (USA, Honda)

7. Musquin (FRA, Kawasaki)

8. Coulon (FRA, Yamaha)

9. Coisy (FRA, Honda)

10. Aubin (FRA, Yamaha)

11. Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki)

12. S. Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki)

13. Sorby (FRA, Kawasaki)

14. Roy (CAN, Yamaha)

15. Rombault (FRA, Kawasaki)

16. Van Horebeek (BEL, KTM)



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Day 3 & Overall results



Chad Reed victorious on third day of Paris Bercy Supercross, crownd King of Bercy!



Strong as ever, Chad Reed never gave up during the last night of the Paris Bercy Supercross, and claimed a third straigh success over the three nights of racing, and the overall win. Chad Reed is the King of Bercy for 2007! It’s the first “King of Bercy” title for the Australian rider, who confirmed in Paris that he will be one of the strong men of the US scene in 2008.



For his come back in Bercy after a long break, the factory Yamaha rider just let one race win to any of his rivals during the first night! Grant Langston was his main rival over the week-end, and secured a second place overall in this 25th anniversary of the most prestigious European Supercross.



“I couldn’t expect a better result for my come back in Bercy, and I’m so happy to win this race. During three nights I had to battle strongly with Grant Langston and Andrew Short, and it was a good race to prepare next season. The crowd was amazing, as always in Bercy, and I had good time here in Paris” said Reed on the podium.



Second again today was Grant Langston, who also finished second overall for the series. Third overall was Andrew Short.



1. Reed (AUS, Yamaha)

2. Langston (AFS, Yamaha)

3. Short (USA, Honda)

4. Grant (USA, Honda)

5. Brayton (USA, KTM)

6. Brown (USA, Honda)

7. Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki)

8. Coulon (FRA, Yamaha)

9. Musquin (FRA, Kawasaki)

10. DeMartis (FRA, Honda)

11. Aubin (FRA, Yamaha)

12. Soubeyras (FRA, Yamaha

13. Sorby (FRA, Kawasaki)

14. Roy (CAN, Yamaha)

15. Van Horebeek (BEL, KTM)

16. Coisy (FRA, Honda)





King of Bercy:



1. Reed (6)

2. Langston (14)

3. Short (19)

4. Grant (39)

5. Brayton (43)

6. Coulon (43)

7. Coisy (43)

8. Musquin (44)

9. Paulin (60)

10. Sorby (64)





Classement par nations: 1. USA – 4 pts. 2. France – 7. 3. Reste du Monde – 7.



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Friday night’s podium

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Chad Reed Friday night

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Ben Coisy – Friday night

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Andrew Short – Saturday night

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Jeremy McGrath – holeshot Saturday night

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Chad Reed – one night away from being King of Bercy!

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Reed & Langston battled on Sunday

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Reedy enjoying the victory after Sunday’s Mains

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Reedy



Kawasaki’s MX Ride For The Cure

Kawasaki’s MX Ride For The Cure





It was a typical Saturday in southern California. Sunny, warm, … and a great day for riding at all the prepped tracks at Cahuilla Creek MX Park.



Kawasaki invited us out to ride, and help raise money for a local breast cancer facility – Michellesplace.org. They provided KLX 110s, ready for us to attack the track! Unfortunately, the track, and another rider, attacked me just as well as I attacked the track!



Even so, we all had a great time, Kawasaki was very gracious in inviting us out, and we helped raised monies and awareness regarding cancer.



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FIM Motocross World Championship Schedules for 2008





The 2008 calendar for the FIM MX1/MX2 Motocross World Championship is the following, and includes also the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship and FIM Veterans’ Motocross World Cup rounds. There is also a FIM Junior Championship.





6 April – THE NETHERLANDS – Valkenswaard



20 April – SPAIN – Bellpuig – (Veteran World Cup)



27 April – PORTUGAL – Agueda



11 May – ITALY – Mantova – (Women World Championship)



18 May – BULGARIA – Sevlievo – (Women World Championship)



1 June – GREAT BRITAIN – Foxhills – (Veteran World Cup)



8 June – REPUBLIC OF IRELAND – Dublin



15 June – FRANCE – Saint Jean d’Angely – (Women World Championship)



29 June – GERMANY – Teutschenthal – (Women World Championship)



6 July – SWEDEN – Uddevalla



20 July – SOUTH AFRICA – Nelspruit



3 August – BELGIUM – Namur – (Veteran World Cup)



10 August – CZECH REPUBLIC – Loket



7 September – BENELUX – Lierop – (Women World Championship)



14 September – CITTA DI FAENZA (I) – Faenza



28 September – FIM MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS – Northern Ireland – Moneyglass Demesne






The 2008 calendar for the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship is August 10 in Heerde, Netherlands.





On the Women’s rounds, responding to the quick development of the FIM Women’s Motocross World Cup, FIM Promoter Youthstream is proud to announce that the event has just been promoted to the status of World Championship, being called FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship.



2008 will see the first edition of this brand new World Championship, which will have a total of five rounds, to be held together with the MX1/MX2 events:



11 May, Italy, Mantova

18 May, Bulgaria, Sevlievo

15 June, France, St. Jean D’Angely

29 June, Germany, Teutschenthal

7 September, Benelux, Lierop





The World Cup has increased on its popularity and on its level, and now has all the requirements to equal a World Championship.



Manufacturers such as KTM and Kawasaki are involved in the series, with KTM supporting Steffi Laier through KTM Germany, and Kawasaki supporting reigning Champion Katherine Prumm and Livia Lancelot, through the teams Molson and GPKR respectively.



The FIM Women’s Motocross World Cup started in 2005, and the first winner was German Stephanie Laier. Laier handed the number one to Kiwi Katherine Prumm in 2006, and the Molson Kawasaki rider retained the crown also in 2007, when Kawasaki fellow rider Livia Lancelot eventually ended second, after finishing the previous two seasons in third place. 2007 discovered a handful of new talents, such as first round winner Larissa Papenmeier from Germany, and compatriot Maria Franke, who ended the season with a brilliant third place.



“We thank FIM for upgrading the FIM Motocross Women World Cup to the FIM Motocross Women World Championship. Over the last three years the women have shown their high level as athletes, their professionalism and their strong competitiveness,” Mr. Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream, said. “Following the request from the women riders, the teams participating and the close work with the CMS we have arrived now to build up the Women World Championship, our goal is to have five events in 2008 and to 8 – 10 events by 2010. We believe this will open a complete new market for Motocross and we think this will bring our sport to many women’s TV programs and magazines, it will also help to involve new sponsors linked to the women’s world; such as fashion, cosmetics, etc. We want to thank Dr. Wolfgang Srb and Mrs. Beaulah Schoeman for their never ending support in developing this Championship. We also want to thank the 2006 and 2007 FIM Women World Cup winner Katherine Prumm as a great ambassador for the future Women World Championship.”



“I am very happy that the FIM General Assembly has accepted the proposal to upgrade the FIM Women´s Motocross World Cup to a World Championship”, said Dr. Wolfgang Srb, President of the Motocross Commission of the FIM. “Youthstream and the various organisers have worked very hard in these past years to promote the Championship. The women have shown their excellent riding skills and talent. The CMS/FIM is looking forward to a great competition in the years to come.”


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ESPN Announces Moto X World Championships





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SAN DIEGO: ESPN, the San Diego International Sports Council, and Qualcomm Stadium have announced the launch of a new action sports championship event from the ESPN X Games team — the Moto X World Championships.



The annual event will feature the best Moto X riders in the world competing for the title of Moto X World Champion in a variety of disciplines including Freestyle, SuperMoto, Best Trick, Step Up and Moto X Racing. The inaugural Moto X World Championships is scheduled to take place April 12-13, 2008, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego CA and will mark the first time ESPN’s X Games team has returned to the city since it hosted the X Games in 1997 and 1998. Live coverage of the Moto X World Championships will be featured on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN360.com and EXPN.com.



“Given the tremendous success and excitement of Moto X at the X Games, we are very excited to present our first event dedicated exclusively to Moto X,” said Ron Semiao, senior vice president, ESPN Content Development. “The Moto X World Championships will determine the top Moto X freestylers and racers in the world, allowing riders to showcase their talents and the awesome progression of their sport on one of the biggest stages ever. We can’t think of a better place than San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium for an event of this magnitude.”



Joe Moeller, president, San Diego International Sports Council, said, “The city of San Diego and the San Diego International Sports Council are delighted to collaborate with ESPN to bring a world class action sports event such as the inaugural Moto X World Championships to San Diego. “We recognize the ever-increasing growth and popularity of motocross and see this event as an ideal platform to bring the residents of San Diego the best in world class moto competition and entertainment.”


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