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Motorcycles: noise, speed and bumps ... The Supercross is back at the Paris La Défense Arena


After a year of absence due to Covid, the Paris Supercross will bring together this Saturday afternoon in the enclosure of La Défense, millie

Don't forget the earplugs: they will be needed this Saturday at the Paris La Défense Arena: the Paris Supercross is back in the arena.

And noise, fury, there will be some.

That's good, that's what the thousands of fans planned for the occasion are looking for, while the Arena is almost full.

This Friday, there are only a handful of tickets on sale on the event site.

Canceled last year due to Covid, postponed from November 6 to 27, the Paris supercross is expected.

"Paris had to ignore the 2020 edition but everything has been done to ensure that the Supercross is once again in the spotlight in the capital, which will be the only European city to host an International Supercross this year" specifies the 'organization.

To access the room, the health pass is obviously compulsory.

Wearing a mask also.

Let's quickly recall what the supercross is: it is a derivative of the motocross born in the 1970s in the United States.

He is competing on an artificial track laid out indoors with bumps, tight turns.

The show is guaranteed.

And it will start strong with the opening of the afternoon, a demonstration of the flying man Franky Zapata, the man who crossed the Channel on his Flyboard Air.

This time he will fly over the biker track above the crowd.

Tons of earth to assemble and then dismantle in the night

Ah yes the trail: it took three days and as many nights to transport tons of earth this week to trace it. And in the night from Saturday to Sunday, it will already be necessary to dismantle everything to make way for the Racing rugby players who will play Sunday afternoon in the Top 14. It is invisible but the real feat of supercross may be this. "Faced with the travel restrictions still in force and the decision of some managers not to allow their pilots to travel outside the borders a few weeks before the championships resumed, the organizers had to innovate and be responsive," resume the latter. . There will therefore be many American pilots in Paris in a few days, headed by a French and an Australian! Marvin Musquin and Chad Reed,both based across the Atlantic where they have chosen to pursue their careers, will be two of the headliners of this event. "

The names of the field are probably only known to Supercross fans. But in their field, they are real stars. Paris this Saturday afternoon therefore awaits the presence of Justin Brayton, who has already won in Paris; Antonio Cairoli, nine-time motocross world champion; Romain Febvre, MXGP vice-world champion and Maxime Renaux, new MX2 world champion. Categories that speak to connoisseurs in the absence of others. More names?

The organizers have their say: “Whether in SX1 or SX2, the French will be present in large numbers behind the starting grid, they insist in a press release. In the premier category we will find the drivers of the French Championship with Maxime Desprey, the 2022 champion, who will have Thomas Ramette, Gregory Aranda, Nicolas Aubin, Cédric Soubeyras, Adrien Escoffier and Anthony Bourdon by his side. As for the SX2, it is in Paris that the title will be played since the event constitutes the final of the French Championship; comfortable leader Julien Roussaly is in a strong position, but alongside his usual rivals Calvin Fonvieille, Arnaud Aubin or Brice Maylin he will find some Americans as well as a trio of young hopefuls from the European Championships: Lucas and Sacha Coenen,the fastest twins of all time, and their teammate Quentin Prugnières. In each category, the program will include two sprint races and a final, with SX1 drivers starting the day with the traditional Superpole. "

The Paris supercross takes place this Saturday over a single day with the hall opening to the public at 10:30 am, and competitions from 2:30 pm to 6:10 pm.

The "Automoto" channel will broadcast it live from 2:30 pm.

It can be seen on the Orange (channel 186), Free (channel 180), Bouygues (channel 191), SFR (channel 125) and Canal + (channel 127) packages.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-11-26

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