News 19 Nov 2018

Anderson continues off-season form with Paris Supercross victory

AMA regulars Ferrandis and Osborne complete the podium in France.

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One week after claiming victory at the Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney, reigning Monster Energy AMA Supercross champion Jason Anderson has continued his off-season form by winning the Paris Supercross in France at the weekend.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider put on a commanding display to capture victory in four of the six motos on offer throughout the two nights, granting him King of Paris honours after lodging 1-3-1 and 3-1-1 scorecards.

“The race was tough with some close racing on both nights and I’m happy with the overall win,” said Anderson. “The motos were short and I had to work a bit harder to make things happen.

“My lap times were not that good in qualifying and the superpole, but I was very happy with my speed in the motos and that’s what matters the most. I showed some good racecraft this weekend and that’s positive. I’m heading back to the US now. I hope I can come back even stronger for A1.”

The King of Paris overall standings saw Frenchman and AMA regular Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) wind up second followed by 450 debutant Zach Osborne (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing), as the top five was completed by Vince Friese (Smartop Bullfrog Spas Honda) and recently-crowned Australian Supercross champion Justin Brayton (Smartop Bullfrog Spas Honda).

The SX2 category was taken out by Jace Owen (Bud Racing Kawasaki) ahead of Cameron McAdoo (Honda), Adrien Escoffier (Honda) Thomas Do (Suzuki), Anthony Bourdon (Husqvarna).