Report: Paris supercross (Saturday)
Jason Anderson started as he meant to go on in Paris, taking the win in first short moto getting by into the lead quickly and passing Vince Friese as his nearest rivals were buried in the pack. Weston Peick came through quickest to second with Ferrandis on his heels innthird, with every pass cheered by the home fans.
Anderson had only managed fifth in superpole and admitted that he thought he had a good lap but the other guys were just faster. Hill edged Ferrandis for the fastest lap in the one lap shoot out.
In race two Dylan Ferrandis got the start and held of a very determined Zach Osborne to take a huge win in front of his home crowd on the 450. Anderson stayed with the top two until he made contact with Osborne going for second then appeared to settle for third.
“I like to get gate time and another reason is to see where I am at half way through the off-season.” Said Anderson on why he likes to do these events before the 2019 supercross season.
The final longest moto of the night looked set to be a classic with Osborne holeshotting from Ferrandis and Anderson, but a first turn pile-up left Weston Peick getting stretchered off and Justin Hill at the back yet again.
It all went wrong for the Ferrandis just a couple of laps in when he washed the front end and dropped back down to tenth, ending his hopes of victory.
Anderson took the battle to Osborne and made the move down the inside with Osborne politely giving his teammate room on the inside, Osborne tried to pick up some tips and made another run at Osborne towards the end but a mistake in the whoops ended his hopes and he settled for second.
Jordi Tixier has been riding in well in third, holding off Brayton until he went down in the whoops allowing Brayton by for third and Ferrandis to take fourth in a strong comeback with Tixier remounting and taking fifth.