SX1 results: 2022 Paris Supercross (Saturday)
Ken Roczen didn’t take the inside gate despite winning superpole allowing Eli Tomac to go inside and it was Eli who took the holeshot and the win over Brayton, Roczen, Musquin and Webb in a fairly static first sprint.
Ken Roczen tried to bump his way by Eli Tomac in the first turn but that led to Justin Brayton crashing into the back of Roczen and hitting the deck with Tomac and Roczen coming out 1-2! Roczen shadowed Tomac before making his move up the inside before a rhythm section. Tomac was undeterred and stayed on Roczen’s back wheel all moto but just couldn’t find a way by as Roczen took an important win.
Marvin Musquin had just got his way into third pasding Webb when he went down and then again to come home 10th and make retaining his King of Paris title very difficult.
Ken Roczen took the inside gate pick but then blew the start as Eli holeshot for the third race in a row! Roczen came from fifth, passing Aranda and Webb in the pulling right them moving back left to take his line all in the whoops section such was his superior speed!
Roczen had the momentum and chopped into Tomac’s four second lead to get right onto his back wheel in the last two laps but couldn’t make the pass.
Tomac won the Saturday night overall with Roczen second and Brayton third.
Tomac: “Kenny was coming really fast I had my work cut out for me. The track was technical in that third one.”
Roczen: “This was some good racing. I’m happy with steps we have taken in the last few weeks. I don’t know what I’m doing on the starts.”
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Overall SX1: 1.Tomac (USA, Yamaha), 4 pts ; 2.Roczen (ALL, Honda), 6 ; 3.Brayton (USA, Honda), 13 ; 4.Webb (USA, KTM), 13 ; 5.Soubeyras (FRA, Honda), 16 ; 6.Musquin (FRA, KTM), 17 ; 7.Aranda (FRA, KTM), 22 ; 8.Desprey (FRA, Yamaha), 24 ; 9.Roussaly (FRA, Yamaha), 26 ; 10.Bourdon (FRA, Yamaha), 30 ; etc….