Tom Guyon to race his home GP before heading to America

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Tom Guyon decided to leave the GP paddock at the end of last year to rebuild his career racing in France and has the help Valentin Teillet and the 737 Performance GasGas Oxmoto team this year.

Competing in the French Elite MX2 class, but also expected to take part in the SX Tour this season, Tom Guyon will be contesting his home GP this weekend in the MX2 World Championship at Saint Jean d’Angely this weekend. While he won’t rule out competing in other GP’s at a later date, depending on results – the French rider’s will also head to America in summer to contest two rounds of the AMA National rounds.

The two races that Guyon will contest will be competing Southwick and RedBud on the June 29 and July 6 in the 250cc class.

“I’ll be doing Southwick and Red Bud. We’ll be leaving for New York around June 25 and staying there for 15 days,” Tom told about his American adventure. “We’ll be renting a bike from Lorenzo Locurcio’s Wildcat Racing team, a GasGas. We’ll be able to train once on site before Southwick; that’s cool. We’ll also be able to ride his compound in Florida before RedBud. I’m telling you, it’s going to be incredible. I think I’m really going to enjoy it, and we’re going to try to hit the gas.”

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Guyon was a front runner in the EMX125 and EMX250 championships in the past and whilst he hasn’t had the results he’d have wanted in the MX2 World Championship he still has some top ten results to his name. Injuries haven’t been kind to the French rider.

Heading to the two AMA National rounds, Guyon isn’t going to focus on the results…

“It’s hard to say what my ambitions are, as I’ve no idea what it’s like out there,” admits Tom, when asked about his objectives for the occasion. “After that, I’d love to score two top 10’s, as that would be really great and we’d all go home happy. All in all, I just want to be able to ride at my level and give it my all. I want to tell you that if I ride well, as I know how, the results will follow. I don’t want to worry too much about results; I want to ride well and above all enjoy myself.”

So far in the French Elite championship, Guyon has been strong and currently sits second in the MX2 championship standings. He hopes to build throughout the season and get back to his best level before the end of the season.

“For the start of the Elite season, there’s some good and some not so good, because I’m still a bit irregular at the moment. I’m still a little blocked, which Valentin and I are trying to resolve. We can see that there’s not much missing for things to go well. In training, I’m riding at my real level, as I know how. It’s a shame, but we’re working on it. I’ve started working with a mental trainer to put all the chances on my side.”

There will be plenty of French talent racing the AMA Nationals with Dylan Ferrandis and Tom Vialle expecting to run at the front. But there is also Romain Pape who will be back for his second season in the 450cc class. Scotty Verhaeghe who has EMX and World Championship experience has also secured a ride for the full series. Anthony Bourdon who enjoyed racing the Supercross series will race the opening round in the 250cc class before returning to France.