Short Crowned King of Bercy

Kit Palmer | November 15, 2004

Team Honda’s newest addition, Andrew Short, won all three nights of the Bercy Supercross in Paris, France, over the weekend and was thus crowned this year’s King of Bercy. Last year Short won one main event, but this year he took them all on his first ride with his new team.

On Friday night, Short beat home-country favorite Michael Pichon across the finish line but had to deal with KTM’s Mike Alessi the remaining two nights. After finishing 10th the first night, where he struggled with suspension setup, Alessi claimed a pair of second-place finishes to nail down second overall. French rider Sebastien Pourcel rounded out the top three in the overall standings.

Results: November 12-14, 2004

Friday Night

1. Andrew Short (Hon); 2. Mickael Pichon (Hon); 3. Pascal Leuret (Hon); 4. Billy Lanilovich (Hon); 5. Broc Sellards (Suz); 6. Marc Ristori (Hon); 7. Pierre Renet (Yam); 8. Mike Brown (Hon); 9. Sebastien Pourcel (Kaw); 10. Mike Alessi (KTM).

Saturday Night

1. Andrew Short (Hon); 2. Mike Alessi (KTM); 3. Mickael Pichon (Hon); 4. Sebastien Pourcel (Kaw); 5. Pascal Leuret (Hon); 6. Mike Brown (Hon); 7. Joachim Rodrigues (Hon); 8. Tommy Hahn (Hon); 9. Ryan Mills (KTM); 10. Broc Sellards (Suz)

Sunday Night

1. Andrew Short (Hon); 2. Mike Alessi (KTM); 3. Sebastien Pourcel (Kaw); 4. Pierre Renet (Yam); 5. Tommy Hahn (Hon); 6. Stephen Demerits (Yam); 7. Ryan Mills (KTM); 8. Chris Pourcel (Kaw); 9. Greg Schnell (Hon); 10. Pascal Leuret (Hon)

O/A: 1. Andrew Short (3); 2. Mike Alessi (14); 3. Sebastien Pourcel (16); 4. Pascal Leuret (18); 5. Tommy Hahn (24).

TEAM: 1. Team USA (3); 2. Team France (6); 3. Team Rest of World (6).

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.