News 8 Feb 2017

Pourcel turns back on supercross career for good

Two-time 250SX champion has no plans for future return.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Christophe Pourcel has confirmed that his recent exit from the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will mark the end of his supercross career.

Finishing 15th overall in 2016 and notching a season-best 450SX finish of just 14th-place at Anaheim 2 this season, the former two-time East Coast 250SX champion will step away and take up a new role with the factory Husqvarna squad in Canada.

With his main focus being the 2017 Canadian Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals, the French rider isn’t counting out other disciplines within the sport as he enters a new chapter of his career.

“We’re moving on to Canada and we’ve talked about doing some EnduroCross as well,” Pourcel told Racer X Online. “I’m not doing EnduroCross right away this year because it’s so fresh and I want to focus on Canada.

“I’ll probably do some eventually because it’s a lot of fun, I think it’d be fun to go that way as well. But there are other races too, like snowcross is there as well – there are many things I want to be part of.”

As reported last week, Dean Wilson has been drafted in to fill Pourcel’s position for not only the remainder of the 2017 supercross season, but also the entire Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.