Aranda Wins Night Two in Bercy
First win for Aranda in BercyGregory Aranda has always been a strong Supercross rider, and one week after his European title he claimed in Bercy another significant win. The 20 year old Frenchman beats countryman Cédric Soubeyras and American Kyle Chislom, who secured his second consecutive podium.
There was no more public tonight than yesterday, as the Palais Omnisports of Paris Bercy is ‘sold out’ for three nights, but the atmosphere was incredible as each Saturday evening. Thanks to delighted fans that came to cheer their heroes, the event keeps his legendary reputation through the years and helped the riders to make a strong show.Winner of the ‘American race’ after three holeshot, Justin Barcia was once more the rider to beat tonight. Unfortunately for the winner of the first night, a disastrous start forced him to deliver a strong race; Justin was already fighting for the third position when he collided with Fabien Izoird, and both crashed outside of the track! The US kid was prompt to be back on his bike but he lost a couple of ranks and all his chances to get another podium.It’s Marvin Musquin who claimed the holeshot, but the Frenchman felt intense pain in his knee during the first lap of the main event and retired to go for an IRM. Countrymen Gregory Aranda and Cedric Soubeyras got the lead, and pushed during a couple of laps to secure their position. They had no rivals for the win as Kyle Chislom had to recover from a bad start – he was eight after one lap – while Gautier Paulin raced with a painful back and neck after his crash on Friday. He put his Yamaha in fourth position between Chislom and Barcia, followed by Ryan Morais who ride better tonight.In the SX Tour Cyrille Coulon got his revenge after a crash on Friday during the main event; Alexandre Rouis lead most of the race, but Coulon increased his speed to pass him in the last part of the race.All results are available on www.supercrossbercy.com
Marvin Musquin got the holeshot in the main, but it’s Aranda (20) who won the race (Photo P.Haudiquert / Mediacross)
On the podium of Bercy last year, Gregory Aranda claimed his first win in the POPB (Photo P.Haudiquert / Mediacross)
Justin Barcia (17) who just passed Ryan Morais (71) and Kyle Chislom (11) was strong but unlucky tonight (Photo P.Haudiquert / Mediacross)
With two podiums, Kyle Chislom is a strong contender for the ‘King of Bercy’ title (Photo P.Haudiquert / Mediacross)
Second on his 250 KTM, Cedric Soubeyras did a strong performance (Photo P.Haudiquert / Mediacross)