Ernee will launch French MX Elite this weekend!
Next weekend (June 5-6) Ernée will again met many riders behind their starting gate, as more than 300 riders will enter the first round of the 24 MX Tour, the main French series with MX1, MX2, Juniors and Espoirs classes.
After weeks of negotiations with the authorities, the club finally got the ‘green light’ even if it’s with only 1000 spectators and a safe protocol for everyone. The club, the riders and the fans are excited to be back racing on a new track as the club made many changes since the last GP!
An impressive starting list
98 Junior riders and 80 Espoirs (hopefuls) kids will be in action on Saturday, even if it will just be qualifying practices for the Junior riders while the Espoirs will have their full program on June 5th. But it’s on Sunday that the main classes will be on track, with many GP riders who will do a last race before the first GP a few days later in Russia. All the French riders racing the French Elite will be there of course (let say Milko Potisek, Maxime Desprey, Zachary Pichon, Cédric Soubeyras, Nicolas Aubin in the MX1 class and Arnaud Aubin, Tom Guyon, Quentin Prugnières, David Herbreteau, Maxime Charlier and Luca Diserens in the MX2 class), but for the first time in the history of the French series more than 15 GP riders will line up in Ernée.
ix factory teams on track!
No less than six factory teams will be in Ernée next weekend! In the MX2 class KTM Red Bull will line up Tom Vialle and René Hofer, F&H Kawasaki will be there with Mathys Boisrame, Roan Van de Moosdijk and Mikkel Haarup while Jago Geerts and Thibault Bénistant will represent Yamaha Monster Energy. Add to this list some other strong riders such as Jorgen Mathias Talviku, Rick Elzinga, Emil Weckman or Maxime Grau. In the MXGP class Yamaha Monster Energy send Jeremy Seewer, Glenn Coldenhoff and Ben Watson while Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team will be there with Romain Febvre and Ivo Monticelli. Racing for Husqvarna Ice One, Thomas Kjer Olsen will be racing alongside Arminas Jasikonis, back racing, while Nathan Watson (Honda SR Motoblouz), Arnaud Tonus (Yamaha Hostettler) and Todd Kellet (Yamaha France) will definitively give to this event a MXGP atmosphere!
Race live on Facebook
As only 1000 fans can attend the race (all the tickets were sold out in five minutes!) the club reach a deal with a pro company involved in triathlon and cyclocross to broadcast live the event. On Sunday 6th eight cameras will be in action on the track, to follow the timed practice sessions and all the races. For less than 6€ you will have the full program available, and you will find the link on the Facebook page of the club.