Race report: Paris supercross night one


SX1

Jett Lawrence was undefeated on night one in Paris but after controlling race one over Hunter and Roczen, Jett had to put a last corner block pass on Hunter two win race two after Roczen washed out while battling the brothers.

In race three Roczen holeshot then made a big mistake and missed a double allowing Jett to take the lead only for Jett to wash out and let Roczen back into the lead.

Jett caught Roczen again after Ken seemed to make a minor mistake with Hunter staying in it in third, then, simultaneously, Jett passed Roczen as Hunter crashed big time in the whoops!

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Hunter was fortunately unhurt and took sixth with Roczen forced to settle for second as Jett again did what he had to do to take the win.

Jett took the overall from Hunter and Roczen with Cooper Webb not quite on the pace of the front three.

Roczen said it was, “the worst I have ridden in a while” saying he was tinkering with the bike, needing to make less mistakes.

Jett said: “We had a couple of sketchy moments on that last one. Good to walk away with three wins.”

SX2

Jo Shimoda went 1-1-3 on night one to win the overall, despite suffering a terrible start in the third final but charged all the way back to third, nearly passing Jace Owen for second with Vialle in his sights.

Owen took second overall with Vialle third but Vialle took the main event win to end his night on a high in front of his home crowd but still has work to do in the whoops. The Frenchman crashed in race one Speedway style finishing eighth and took second in race two but finally got out front in the final to control the race.

Image: Honda

Report: Jonathan McCready