Paturel to race a 450 this weekend!
With a break in the GP schedule this weekend, Kemea Yamaha rider, Benoit Paturel will race the third round of the French Elite Championship.
However, instead of contesting in the MX2 class the fast french rider will race in the MX1 class on a 450 Yamaha. This will be his first race on the 450 this year. This is his last year to compete in the MX2 World Championship so it makes sense for him to race the 450 when he gets the chance. Paturel will race the MXGP World Championship in 2018 so the preparation will help him adapt to the bigger bike.
He will contest with the likes of Xavier Boog, Valentin Teillet, Damon Graulus and Greg Aranda in the MX1 class this weekend. He is more than capable of taking the win so it should make for some interesting racing.