Paris Supercross - Excitement
Posted on September 18, 2023
The final of the American MX Championship delighted the organizers of the Paris Supercross. The Parisian riders, namely those who are engaged for the 40th edition of the great Parisian classic, which will take place on November 18 and 19, were indeed particularly honored last Saturday at Ironman!
One of the great novelties of this 2023 edition is the return to the 250 SX2 category of top level drivers, headlined by Tom Vialle and Jo Shimoda. At Ironman, the flying Japanese scrapped a good time with our Frenchie, but Jo was in a day of grace and achieved a double all the more remarkable that no one else than him was able to slam one during the 2023 season in this category! Diminished by an injury at the beginning of the championship, Shimoda ends the season in cannonball and will be all the more motivated in Paris that he will certainly be a new machine.
Shimoda vs Vialle, duel of Princes
Tom Vialle, for his part, will still be riding his official KTM Red Bull and that may be his asset, with obviously also the fact of playing at home. Leading the first run and finally finishing on the third step of the podium at Ironman, Tom managed his second best outdoor of the season, after his magnificent victory at Southwick, which was starting to date a little. A renewed form and confidence that bode well before attacking the SMX trilogy in the USA, then the Nations in Ernée and finally, the appointment at Paris-La Défense Aréna, which he will discover for the occasion, with the ambition to become Prince in his country!
The Lawrence brothers had another glorious day in this American final. Hunter captured his second US title of the season, after the East Coast SX2. Despite an injury and mechanical breakdown, the eldest of the glorious Australian siblings dominated his case and his opponents, both in pure speed and in regularity and racing intelligence. After years of struggles and injuries, 2023 is for him the year of consecration. And, far from being the type to rest on his laurels, Hunter has decided to join his brother in the premier class next year. This means that Paris will simply be the first race in 450 of the two-time defending 250 champion! In other words, he will take the matter very seriously...
Jett's first SX 450!
But how can we not imagine that all eyes will be on his younger brother, the prodigious Jett. Already titled two events before the end of the championship, the HRC official completed at Ironman the first perfect season ever accomplished by a rookie in the premier class! 11 races, 10 pole positions, 22 rounds, 22 wins, 329 laps in the lead (28 for the entire competition)... At 20 years old, Jettson already has 5 US titles and his trajectory is ahead of that of the monsters of the history of US cross country that his James Stewart and Ricky Carmichael. Seeing Jett Lawrence compete in his first SX in the 450 class, facing opposition made up in addition to his brother, customers of the calibre of Ken Roczen King in title, Cooper Webb or Justin Barcia (who, back from injury, reassured about his condition and speed during the last three outdoor), such will be the privilege of French fans in Paris!
And it's not over yet...
As if that were not enough, know that Larivière Organisation still has good news and surprises to announce, both in SX2 and SX1 and, of course, in FMX, in the coming days... And also know that if you do not want to miss this historic 40th edition, you will have to move seriously because the event is heading straight for a sold out also historic ... You have been warned!
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