For the second time in the space of two weeks Monster Energy made their presence felt at a major motorsport event in France and the sixth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship saw a packed St Jean D’Angely basking in some local glory.
The premier MX1 class saw CP377 Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel make the box for fourth time this season in the wake of grabbing pole position on Sunday. ‘CP’ was runner-up but was the first of two ‘tricolours’ draped over trophies. After some tasty moves and position swapping with a vibrant Kawasaki Racing Team’s Gautier Paulin the Bulgarian Grand Prix winner was able to make the third step of the podium in his rookie MX1 season. Monster Energy Yamaha’s Steven Frossard managed to run at the front of the field and also helped animate the raucous crowd.
In MX2 Floride Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Tommy Searle had to concede the main prize to Jeffrey Herlings by just two pointseven if he did ace the second moto. A poor start in the first race and third position by the flag cost the English racer on this occasion.
It would be hard to forget Monster Energy Yamaha’s Mel Pocock. The British teenager swept both motos in the opening round of the European MX2 series; the traditional feeder championship to the MX2 pack. Pocock entertained the masses with some cracking action against Monster Energy athlete Maxime Desprey but aggressively attacked the fast French terrain to go 1-1 and grasp that red plate.
The Grand Prix circus will pack up and ship southwest this week. The red dirt and big jumps of the Agueda circuit will host the Grand Prix of Portugal on June 10th.
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