JUSTIN BRAYTON IS THE ‘KING OF BERCY’:
JAMES STEWART GETS SICK AND CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE STARTING LINE: JOSH HILL DOESN’T GET SICK AND WINS ONE NIGHT
Yamaha conquered the Paris Supercross in Bercy. James Stewart won Friday and Saturday evenings of the three night affair in the French capital, but withdrew from Sunday’s final showdown after complaining of sickness and dizzy spells. The overall crown was won by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Justin Brayton.
Stewart was peerless on the new YZ450F on Friday and Saturday, only a small slip in the first heat on Saturday prevented the Floridian from extending his 100% record. Surprisingly, after winning the first two outings on Sunday, he was not able to complete the final moto and Brayton (who won the last AMA Motocross National moto of 2009) was able to scoop the prestigious ?King of Bercy’ title by finishing 5th. In another interesting development for Yamaha, new San Manuel rider Josh Hill was able to take the chequered flag in the very last heat of the evening, the one in which Stewart was absent.
Prior to his visit to the medical center on Sunday evening Stewart was in electric form and clearly enjoying his second visit to Paris and the event that he dominated in 2008. “It’s always great to come to Bercy, the crowd is awesome and they treat me so well over here,” he said. “Last year I just changed to Yamaha and I wanted to prove for myself the Yamaha was the right pick, I was still getting used to the bike and it was more a matter of having fun and enjoying the show. This year there is no pressure for this race, I even started too relaxed in the practice. After I got back to business and it went a lot better from then on.”
Josh Hill won the third night in front of Gregory Aranda and Marvin Musquin.
When the overall points for the three nights were added up, Justin Brayton took the crown by one point over James Stewart.
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