Brayton Takes King Of Genoa Title

Cycle News Staff | November 4, 2012

It all came down to Justin Brayton vs. Eli Tomac in the battle for the King of Genoa last night, but a slip by Tomac on the final lap of the second main event gave the victory and title to JGR Yamaha’s Brayton.

Some 9000 fans filled the PalaFiera in Genoa, Italy for the 33rd running of the event that kicks off the international Supecross tour and they weren’t disappointed as the two Americans went at it. The top European on the night was Gautier Paulin, with the Frenchman finishing third overall.

The Genoa format consists of two main events from which an overall winner emerges. Tomac easily won the first main event, topping Brayton by some six seconds with Frenchman Cedric Soubeyras third on his Team Honda HDI entry. Gautier and his Monster-backed Kawasaki was fourth.

In the second 13-lap main event it was Brayton taking advantage of the Tomac miscue to take the win and thus the overall. Tomac was second, 7.2 seconds behind, with Gautier third and Soubeyras fourth.