GRANDS PRIX DE MOTOCROSS MXGP ET MX2 FRANCE 2022 – MOTOCROSS GRANDS PRIX MXGP AND MX2 FRANCE 2022

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Lagain Triumphs on Home Soil to Win YZ65 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale at Saint Jean D’Angély

The first winner of the 2022 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale was decided in a thrilling YZ65 contest at MXGP Charente Maritime, with French youngster Tylan Lagain starring in front of his home crowd to take victory, while the YZ85 and YZ125 riders qualified for tomorrow’s races.

In total, 101 YZ65, YZ85 and YZ125 riders make up the entry list for this year’s SuperFinale, with 23 countries represented across the three classes.

In each category, the podium finishers, as well as two promising wildcards, will be invited to the prestigious bLU cRU Masterclass, where the YZ125 riders will fight for a chance to join a Yamaha-supported EMX125 team, while the YZ85 and YZ65 riders will receive added support from Yamaha Motor Europe for their 2023 seasons.

After getting acquainted with the Saint Jean D’Angély venue on Friday, where the riders had the chance to meet their idols from the FIM Motocross World Championship; MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer, Glenn Coldenhoff and Maxime Renaux, plus MX2’s Jago Geerts and Thibault Benistant, Saturday saw the riders take to the track with their Yamaha bikes for the first time.

In the YZ125 class, Italy’s Nicola Salvini went fastest of all in Time Practice, seeing him get first gate pick for tomorrow’s race. Maurizio Scollo was just 0.055s behind his fellow countryman in second, with Danish rider Nicolai Skovbjerg rounding out the top three.

Swiss youngster Luis Raoul Santeusanio dominated the YZ85 session, ending the morning’s running 1.254s clear of Enea Alamanni of Italy. French youngster Tim Langue ended Time Practice in third, while eight nationalities made up the top 10 positions.

Then came the YZ65 class, and it was Austrian rider Davi Dür who went quickest of all in the practice session, a full 1.895s ahead of Lagain, with Finland’s Miska Laine 3.782s further adrift of the top two.

In the race, Lagain was fastest out of the blocks, taking the lead on the opening lap. From there, it soon settled into a two-rider battle for the victory, with Lagain and Dür consistently lapping more than eight seconds faster than their nearest challengers.

Dür pushed Lagain all the way, but the Austrian fell on the final lap while trying to close the gap. That allowed the French rider to take victory, while Dür eventually crossed the line 15.935s behind, but still comfortably ahead of the rest of the field.

Rounding off the podium places was Danish rider Willads Gordon, who remained unchallenged throughout the race, despite a late charge from Spanish youngster Alberto Rodriguez, who went from eighth by the end of Lap 1 to finish fourth.

Completing the top five was another young talent from Spain, Esteve Abella, who made a huge step forward during the day, having qualified in 11th.

The YZ125 class will kick off tomorrow’s proceedings at 08:50 (GMT+2), while the gate drops for the YZ85 race an hour later.

For full results, click here.

Tylan Lagain

YZ65 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale Winner

“I am very happy to win the SuperFinale in my home country. It was a fun race; I really like the track, and it was cool to meet the MXGP riders also yesterday. Thank you to Yamaha and my family for supporting me, I can’t wait to be at the Masterclass.”

Rick Elzinga Crowned EMX250 Champion in France

Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250’s Rick Elzinga locked up the 2022 EMX250 Championship title in the penultimate race of the season at the 10th and final round of the series in Saint Jean d’Angely, France.

An incredible six podiums, four overall victories and five race wins are some highlights of Elzinga’s stunning EMX250 title campaign. The 20-year-old Dutchman secured the title by beating his only remaining championship rival, Cornelius Toendel, in the opening race of the EMX250 round of Charente Maritime today.

Going into the final round, the ‘44’ guarded a 40-point advantage over Toendel, which meant he only had to beat the ‘302’ or score 10 points this weekend to secure the crown.

Feeling relaxed, calm and collected with a comfortable lead in the series, Elzinga powered his GYTR kitted YZ250F to a top-10 start in Race 1, and put in a mature ride for seventh, which was enough to secure a maiden European title with one race remaining.

This season marks Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250’s third term as Yamaha Motor Europe’s Official EMX250 team, and in those three years, the team has already secured two EMX250 titles. The first was with Thibault Benistant in 2020 and now with Elzinga in 2022.

Click here for full results from the EMX round of Charente Maritime, France.

Rick Elzinga

European Champion EMX250

“It’s an incredible feeling to finally make it happen. I’ve had a tough couple of years, and I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity from Yamaha to join their Official EMX250 team. I just put my head down and worked as hard as I could, which was not always easy with some health issues along the way. But luckily, I had a strong start to the season, so on the tough days, I just had to be smart and collect as many points as I could. I did what I did when I needed to, and honestly, I can’t be any happier than I am right now. I owe a huge thanks to Yamaha, the Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250 team and everyone around me. Now, all eyes on next year!”

SIDE CAR ET QUAD CROSS DES NATIONS :

COMPOSITION DES ÉQUIPES DE FRANCE

La Fédération Française de Motocyclisme a le plaisir de lever le voile sur la composition des Équipes de France qui porteront nos couleurs lors du Championnat d’Europe de Side-car et Quad Cross des Nations qui se déroulera les 24 et 25 septembre prochains à Kramolin en République Tchèque.

Dans les deux disciplines, nos Équipes de France tenteront de briguer le podium face à une concurrence acharnée et sur une piste peu technique, rapide où il sera difficile de faire la différence. Les départs conditionneront largement les résultats.

La Fédération Française de Motocyclisme exprime son plein soutien aux Équipes de France qui défendront nos couleurs. Allez les Bleus !

ÉQUIPES DE FRANCE SIDE-CAR & QUAD CROSS

Équipe de France Quad Cross :

Sylvain PETIT

Laurent BOISSY

Lylian LEGER

Équipe de France Side-car Cross :

Killian PRUNIER / Evan PRUNIER

Thomas HAMARD / Mathis HUPON

Romaric CHANTELOUP / Simon VILLAINES

Fédération Française de Motocyclisme

More than 100 YZ Riders Set for YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale at MXGP Charente Maritime

After an action-packed season of national-level racing, more than 100 of Europe’s top-performing YZ 125cc, 85cc and 65cc riders are about to embark on the biggest race of their budding careers. Coming from 23 different nations, the promising young riders that have made the cut are heading straight for the 2022 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale which will take place this weekend at the MXGP Charente Maritime in Saint Jean d’Angely, France.

This year marks the sixth edition of the YZ125 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup, and the third edition of the YZ85 and YZ65 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cups, with the event expected to wow onlookers at the spectacular Motoclub Angerien venue in Saint Jean d’Angely.

This year’s SuperFinale will see more than 30 riders in each class, YZ125, YZ85 and YZ65, race for an invite to the bLU cRU Masterclass that is expected to take place in Spain at the start of November. In each class, the top three finishers and two promising wildcard riders will move on to take part in the unique bLU cRU Masterclass, which will be run by former Factory Yamaha rider Brian Jorgensen, and some of the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory riders.

At the Masterclass, one promising rider will win the ultimate prize where he or she will be picked to receive support in their quests to contest the European Championship. For the winner of the YZ125 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup, he or she will join a Yamaha-supported EMX125 team, while the EMX85 and EMX65 riders will receive added support from Yamaha Motor Europe for their 2023 seasons.

The YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale is all about giving talented youngsters an opportunity to take a small step towards an eventual career in Grand Prix racing. It is designed to work as a bridge between national and international level racing by offering kids a chance to race alongside their heroes at the biggest and most watched event of the season.

A Paris, le 16 août 2022

MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS :

COMPOSITION DE L’ÉQUIPE DE FRANCE

La Fédération Française de Motocyclisme a le plaisir de lever le voile sur l’Équipe de France qui portera nos couleurs lors de la 75ème édition du Motocross des Nations à RedBud (USA) les 24 & 25 septembre prochains.

L’objectif est clair : reconquérir le Trophée Chamberlain sur ce circuit mythique qui avait vu l’Équipe de France décrocher son dernier titre dans cette compétition en 2018.

La Fédération Française de Motocyclisme témoigne de tout son soutien à sa délégation bleu-blanc-rouge. A l’image des précédentes éditions, la FFM mettra tout en oeuvre pour placer ses pilotes dans les meilleures dispositions et repartir de RedBud avec les plaques 1, 2 et 3 en vue de l’édition 2023 du Motocross des Nations à Ernée (53). Allez les Bleus !

ÉQUIPE DE FRANCE DE MOTOCROSS

MXGP

Maxime Renaux

MX2

Marvin Musquin

OPEN

Dylan Ferrandis

Fédération Française de Motocyclisme

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