There’s no doubt about it, motocross in France is booming right now with Team France at the Motocross des Nations in Maggiora, Italy getting their hands on the Chamberlain Trophy for the third consecutive time. So there’s no better time to talk about Supercross Paris-Lille. And once again SX Paris-Lille is looking to reinforce its status as the premier international supercross event.
French fans will be very happy to see their top riders including Marvin Musquin, Romain Febvre and Jordi Tixier already committed to famous supercross event on November 12 and 13, but with the various coming and goings in team rider lineups, it’s taken time to confirm the American pilots.
With the support of major teams like JGR and Geico Honda, Justin Barcia, Malcolm Stewart and Christian Craig have all confirmed they’re coming to Lille, much to the delight of their European fans.
The combination of the American imports and the French headliners are sure to ignite Lille. Malcolm Stewart, who is already accustomed to Lille, consolidated his position as a top supercross pilot by taking the 250 East Coast SX title in 2016 and it’ll be interesting to see ‘Mookie’ aboard the Honda CRF450.
Christian Craig, with one win, and a handful of podium finishes and third in the West Coast Lites championship will fancy his chances, and for his part, Justin Barcia is not only a fan favourite, he continues to prove his status within the sport with another top five in the US outdoors standings – not to mention the opening moto second-place finish at the Charlotte Grand Prix.
So the USA contingent looks great but when you mix in the French stars it promises to be explosive. The home fans can look forward to double world MX2 champion and US supercross Lites champion Marvin Musquin, two-time Nations winner and former MXGP world champion Romain Febvre, plus Euro SX specialists Xavier Boog, Valentin Teillet, Fabien Izoird, Cedric Soubeyras and Cyrille Coulon.
What about the rest of the world? Well looking to upset the home-grown talent and the US superstars are the Swiss pilots of Arnaud Tonus and Valentin Guillod, while the British fans travelling to France will have their very own Tommy Searle and Shaun Simpson to shout for.
The race formula from 2015 remains with semi-finals and main events, plus a Superpole contested by the 10 fastest pilots on the night, and there’s the SX2 Championship of France with a final each night.
Freestyle motocross fanatics will have multiple sessions to look forward to with Edgar Torronteras, Genki Watanabe, David Rinaldo, Brice Izzo and Luc Ackermann there to blow the minds of the fans with world-class tricks.
The outside Village will be open to anyone with a ticket, offering autograph sessions with the riders. The stadium will then open its doors 17:30 on Saturday and 13:30 on Sunday.
Category 1 – 0 level, closer to the track: € 89.50
Category 2 – Level 2, first row: € 80.50
Category 3 – Level 2: € 70.50 Category 4 – level 2, two back rows: € 50.50
Silver Category – Grandstand Level 1, level with the best overview of the track. direct access to an indoor bar (charges – can access 1 hour before the show and during the show) – € 99
Gold Pass – Central Tribune level 1, level with the best overview of the track. Single ticket giving access to the internal paddock from 10:00 in the morning. Guided tour of the track.
All seats are seated and numbered.