He might not have gone 1-1 but it was a superb weekend for Assomotor Honda rider, Mathys Boisrame. The French rider did win the first moto but with track conditions totally different for the second moto he rode a smart race to come home in fourth which was still good enough for the overall victory.
The French rider was able to give the home fans one winner at the weekend which they’d have been delighted about. In terms of the championship, the weekend couldn’t have went any better for Boisrame as he’s took over the championship lead and has a thirteen points lead too. Next weekend the EMX250 series heads to Ottobiano and the French rider only picked up one point there last year as sunstroke got the better of him. He’ll be hoping that doesn’t affect him next weekend if we are in for another hot weekend.
It was a French 1-2 in front of their home fans as Brian Moreau ended up second overall. It’s Moreau’s first EMX250 podium and there’s no better place to do it than in front of his home crowd. The talented BUD Kawasaki rider has showed us glimpses of what he can do this year but needs to improve on his consistency for next year but he had no problems with it in Saint Jean d’Angely.
Fifth and third in the moto’s meant he ended up second overall which he’ll be happy about. Now he’s been on the podium once that’s what he’ll want more off during the rest of the season and he has the talent to make it happen.
Young Dutch talent, Roan van de Moosdijk has been knocking on the door for podiums but hasn’t quite been able to make it happen but that changed at the weekend. Coming into the weekend you might not have predicted van de Moosdijk to get on the box because of his huge crash at Matterley Basin the week before but luckily enough he was 100% fit for France.
During the first moto the ASTES4 Yamaha rider took his best moto finish of the season so far as he crossed the line in third. Unfortunately, he didn’t get a good start in the second moto as he was buried outside the top fifteen but he worked his way through the pack and made two passes on the last lap to come home in ninth. The ninth-place finish was enough for him to get on the last step of the podium with a third overall. Van de Moosdijk has a lot of talent and there’s no reason why he can’t get more podiums.
After winning the fifth round of the series in front of his home crowd at Matterley Basin, Steven Clarke came into France feeling good. The Carglass Honda rider had another good weekend as he ended up fourth overall.
He won’t be too happy with his start in the first moto though as he was outside the top twenty on the first lap but he did battle his way up to sixteenth. With a better start in the second moto he proved that speed wasn’t an issue as he crossed the line in second. The bad start in the second moto definitely cost him a chance of a podium in France. After not showing great speed at the sand rounds at the start of the season, Clarke will be hoping to be strong in Ottobiano this weekend.
A shout out to Pierre Goupillon as he won the second moto and showed he has the speed but the consistently is an area he can improve. Unfortunately, after getting caught up on the first lap of the first moto it hindered him. He worked his way up to eighteenth before crashing again and it meant he couldn’t pick up any points. Winning the second moto in front of his home crowd though was the perfect way to end his weekend.
After picking up zero points in Matterley Basin, Kevin Horgmo would have been motivated for more in France and he was certainly much better. The Norwegian ended up fourteenth and sixth in the moto’s to secure ninth overall. That will certainly help him but the bad weekend in the UK behind him.
Article: Andy McKinstry