Revealed on 7 March 2023
After his good outcomes one week in the past at Sommières, Valentin Guillod was as soon as extra preventing for podium outcomes on the opening spherical of the French Elite collection. Quickest rider in each races, he got here again on the rostrum with a 3rd general regardless of some dangerous begins.
Crew Ship To Cycle Honda Motoblouz SR uncover a brand new format at Lacapelle Marival, because the monitor has been renovated for this primary spherical of the French Elite. Fourth within the timed apply interval Valentin Guillod didn’t bought one of the best begin within the first moto however got here again third, quickest rider on monitor forward of Jeffrey Herlings. His second moto was spectacular, as he was final after an early crash and got here again fourth, once more quickest rider on monitor! Third general, he’s prepared for the primary GP!
After a sixth place within the timed apply session and within the first moto, Stephen Rubini was fifth within the second race when he crashed and dislocated his shoulder; the shoulder was instantly again in place, and Stephen will bear further examinations in the present day. Identical destiny for Emil Weckman who was fifth within the first MX2 warmth when a shock on the knee compelled him to retire and solely in-depth examinations will reveal whether or not it’s the meniscus or the ligaments which are affected.
Josse Sallefranque: “Blended day, we skilled one of the best with Valentin who end on the rostrum whereas posting one of the best lap time within the two races, he was the quickest man on the monitor. Unhealthy begins and small falls stop him from doing higher than third. Harder day for the opposite riders, Stephen was fifth within the second warmth when he dislocated his shoulder falling at the beginning of a bounce, the optimistic level is that the shoulder was instantly put again in place. Identical for Emil who was fifth when his foot hit the bottom in a rut as he felt extreme ache in his knee; he can have examinations in the present day. Accidents are a part of this sport, however it’s arduous to simply accept particularly when it occurs so early within the season.”
Valentin Guillod: 3/4, third general and within the championship
Stephen Rubini: 6/DNF, 13rd general and within the championship
Emil Weckman: DNF/DNS
Phrases: Press Launch