James Stewart on Febvre’s Paris SX crash and MXGP riders racing Supercross

On James Stewart’s first podcast of Bubba’s World he discussed Paris SX – an event he raced in the past and commented on Romain Febvre’s big crash. 

Whilst the American acknowledges that MXGP riders seem to be better at Motocross than the American’s at the moment, he says they struggle at Supercross. 

In Febvre’s defence, he was very fast all weekend even if he didn’t have much time to prepare for the Paris Supercross as he raced the event just a few weeks after the MXGP season ended, so his preparation wasn’t the best. 

The likes of Ken Roczen, Marvin Musquin, Dylan Ferrandis and even the Lawrence brothers have showed in recent years that it’s not impossible to leave the GP series and have good Supercross results but they certainly need time to adapt to a different discipline. 

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On having a similar crash to Febvre’s…

I kind of did what Febvre did and looped out. I was what felt like ten minutes in the air. This was in like 2018 and I was thinking I was too old for this. It shouldn’t have happened but it happened, I looped out and fell in a ditch. The way I hit it was like Febvre up in the air and I was like, I’m too old for this and this is why I don’t ride.

On MXGP riders racing Supercross… 

It’s just tough, a tibia and a fibula? damn, you have to learn to use those legs and suspension. These GP guys, he wouldn’t have crashed like that at an outdoor race. What I think is that they’re not used to the air like Supercross timing and as good as they are, I would take a couple of them if you put them against Tomac and Ferrandis. Those guys when they’re on it and at a Motocross race, I would probably pick the GP guys because they’re that good but at Supercross, this was like an Arenacross track and they struggle. 

You can listen to the whole episode of his first podcast below – it’s well worth a listen as they discuss a range of topics: