Monster Energy Kawasaki factory rider Jake Weimer had a wonderful weekend in Paris, as he grabbed the prestigious ‘King of Bercy’ title.
The Supercross of Paris Bercy is since nearly thirty years the biggest Supercross event in Europe, and this year again it was a huge success with a stadium fully booked during three nights! Coming back to Paris after a first experience last year, Jake Weimer knew how tough is the three nights event and impressed his rivals when he won his heat race, the ‘American race’ and the main event on Friday! Saturday was a similar affair with three other wins, including of course the main event, so Jake came to the last night leading the overall. It was a tough night for Jake who had to deal with an ambitious Eli Tomac; his countrymen won the last main event, but with a second position Jake reached his goal and became the 21st King of Bercy.
In the SX2 class Valentin Teillet won four of the six heat races, but missed the “Prince of Bercy” trophy as he crashed on Friday and lost too much time to restart his bike. With one heat win on Friday and Saturday, and two impressive success on Sunday, the 2012 SX2 European Champion had also a great weekend in Paris.
Jake Weimer: “I made it tough on myself but I wasn’t surprised because I was pretty nervous on Sunday. It was important for me to wrap it up so all day I kinda rode a bit cautious and tight. The three nights here are nerve-wracking. I knew I needed to do well on the first night to have a chance at the win. Then on the second you want to continue the roll but coming to the third night I knew only I could blow it! It is a like a little championship. It is not easy, and I’m glad I got it done! It’s really awesome to be the King of Bercy because all my heroes came and raced and won hère. This is my second year in Paris and I had fun in ’11 but did not give myself much of a chance, but this time I wanted it. It is amazing to be able to get on the plane knowing I have this achievement chalked off.”
Valentin Teillet: « I was a little bit stressed when I came here, as I didn’t ride Supercross since several years and this race in Bercy is a very important one. I love Supercross, but as my main goal is the Motocross World Championship I didn’t raced so much SX in the past. We worked hard to prepare this comeback with Jacky Vimond, and tonight we can be proud of the result. I lost all my chances for the overall win on Friday, but I was able to recover and I couldn’t expect more than a double win on Sunday. I had a lot of fun on the track, I felt stronger every day and it would have been great to have a fourth night of racing! It was cool to get so much support for the crowd during the event, especially on Saturday as many fans from my native Vendee came in Paris, I want to thanks all of them and of course my team.”