Eighteen-year-old Justin Barcia, on the GEICO Powersports Honda CRF450R, took top honors at the 28th running of the Bercy Supercross in France. After three nights of racing, Barcia accumulated enough points to edge out fellow American Kyle Chisholm for the coveted title. Barcia went 1-5-1, while Chisholm went 3-3-2. Third overall went to Frenchman Cedric Soubeyras (4-2-6).
Justin Barcia is one of the youngest winner in Bercy (Photo P.Haudiquert / Mediacross)On the final night of racing, Barcia made good use of a good start to seal the deal, going on to record his second win of the long weekend. He nailed the holeshot and led Chisholm the whole, maintaining about a two-second lead through out the race. “I knew that the start here in Bercy is very important, and I was focused for that,” Barcia said afterwards. “I’m proud to be the new King of Bercy. I know who won this event in the past and it’s great to be there. The atmosphere was incredible, and I enjoyed this European trip.”Frenchman Gregory Aranda recorded the win Saturday night after a disappointing 13th on the opening night of racing. He finished off the weekend with a ninth.France won the team classification for the second time since 2002, thanks to the good results byc Soubeyras, Cyrille Coulon and Aranda.For more results, visit www.supercrossbercy.com
Justin Barcia (far left) and Kyle Chislom (far right) Cyrille Coulon (left) and Cédric Soubeyras (right) celebrate on the Bercy podium. (Photo P.Haudiquert / Mediacross)
Justin Barcia recorded his first win on a 450 in Paris (Photo P.Haudiquert / Mediacross)
Kyle Chislom (left) and his new manager David Vuillemin. (Photo P.Haudiquert / Mediacross)
Cedric Soubeyras rode a KTM two-stroke to third overall. (Photo P.Haudiquert / Mediacross)
The 36000 spectators enjoyed the FMX show (Photo A.Haudiquert / Mediacross)