Celebrating this year it’s 40th edition, the Paris Supercross allowed Anthony Bourdon to get his first ever podium in the French capital, with a superb race Win Sunday and a third overall week-end position which gives a great exposure to the Bud Racing Team and its partners.
Having successfully completed the years since the first edition organized in March 1984, the Paris Supercross has behind it a long and superb history and the team has always been attached to this event. This 2023 edition did not look the best for us with the withdrawal due to injury of Matt Moss, who was ‘Prince of Paris’ last year but very quickly Anthony Bourdon bring back smiles in the team as he was one of the strongest men in this SX2 class. Feeling more and more comfortable throughout the practice sessions and races, on Sunday he finished the practice sessions just six tenths from pole position, so everyone knew that it could be a great evening for him! On the podium of the first race he never give up in the second and fight with Tom Vialle for victory, a victory he got with a strong move in the last corner of the last lap! Once again on the podium in the final race with a third place, Anthony finished this evening in second position and took third place in the ‘Prince of Paris’ rankings. A result which will give him more confidence before flying to Australia, where the final of the World Championship will be played next weekend.
Involved in the SX1 class, Joss Hill got injured and after doing his best on Saturday (9/9/13) he didn’t race on Sunday.
Anthony Bourdon: “An incredible weekend for me in Paris, in front of an enthusiast public! It was great to win this race and to battle with Tom Vialle, we race together when we were younger and it was cool to be racing with him. Very happy with my results, we did some good improvements on the bike. When Stéphane suggest me to ride a 250 I took up the challenge and that’s pretty good; I needed some time to adapt, but now I have fun on this bike and it’s great for all the team to get a good result in Paris.”
Stephane Dasse: “Matt Moss was supposed to defend his title with us but after his injury we didn’t really know what to expect from this edition, but Anthony rose to the challenge brilliantly! We knew he was able to do good things, and we were pleased to see him fighting with the best guys to get a podium; he was consistent on Saturday, he was even better on Sunday and it was great to see him fighting up in front and get this victory. We had a lot of guests this weekend, we are on the podium, a great edition of the Paris Supercross!