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2010 Bercy Supercross: KTM Paris Report

Bercy Supercross Results

KTM Sarholz rider Cedric Soubeyras rounded off what he described as a dream weekend at the spectacular Paris Bercy Supercross, which concluded its 28th edition on Sunday in the French capital’s Omni Sports Palace.

Soubeyras was the strongest KTM rider at this fantastic annual Bercy Supercross event that attracts top riders form both sides of the Atlantic.

On Saturday the young French KTM rider was equal leader in the overall progressive standings and a sixth place finish in Sunday’s final put him on the “King of Bercy” podium with the prestigious position of being the top European rider behind two Americans, the ultimate winner Honda rider Justin Barcia and second placed Suzuki rider Kyle Chisholm.

The 2010 Bercy Supercross race was also positive for Red Bull KTM factory rider and reigning MX1 world champion Tony Cairoli.

His last appearance at Paris Bercy Supercross was back in 2006 and given that he has not had the opportunity to train much SX in recent weeks, he said he was satisfied with his weekend ride.

Tony improved aboard the KTM each day, steadily moving up the order and Sunday was his best final. The talented Italian missed third place by a whisker as he crossed the line wheel on wheel with French rider Cyrille Coulon and had to settle for fourth. In the final reckoning for the King of Bercy, Tony finished in fifth position.

Red Bull KTM’s MX2 world champion Marvin Musquin had a positive start to the weekend race activities before his home crowd on Friday, finishing second to eventual “King” winner Barcia.

But during Saturday’s Bercy races he experienced some discomfort in his knee and not wanting to take any risks, decided to sit out the rest of the weekend. Although Marvin was already feeling better on Sunday, he will visit his own doctor on Monday or Tuesday for a complete checkup.

Racing at Paris Bercy was again fast and furious on a course that was tough for even the best exponents of this unique sport. Riders delivered, as always, a spectacular three days of high octane competition in front of a sell-out crowd.

2010 Bercy Supercross Results:

1, Justin Barcia, USA

2, Kyle Chisholm, USA

3, Cedric Soubeyras, France, KTM

4, Greg Aranda, France

5, Tony Cairoli, Italy, KTM

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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