Double win for KRT and Xavier Boog

March 21, 2011

Double win for KRT and Xavier Boog

Reigning French Champion, Xavier Boog has won both races in Romagné last weekend and now takes the lead in the MX1 French Championship after the first two rounds.

The racing conditions were perfect, with a blue sky and a well prepared track which offered great racing to the fans. Leading promptly each race after good starts, Xavier didn’t had easy races as Gregory Aranda and Dylan Ferrandis put pressure on him in both races. In the first race Xavier had to push during thirty five minutes and crossed the finish line less than a second ahead of Greg, while a race incident with a lapper cost him a couple of seconds in the second moto. Xav’ had enough energy to keep the lead and with this first double win of the season he is now tight in the points with Aranda, his main rival for the title.

Sébastien Pourcel entered for the first time in his career the International MX of Hawkstone Park, and
discovered a rough layout in the UK. Involved in a crash at the start of the opening race Sébastien came back eighth, and then scored a seventh rank in the second heat. He didn’t take any risks and retired in the super final, with some pain in his shoulder.

Xavier Boog: “It’s my fifth consecutive heat win in Romagné, that’s a good result even if I didn’t rode as I would like; I was stiff in the first race, and then in the second one a lapped rider crashed and the marshal put the yellow flag too late as I was already jumping. I’ve some pain in my right foot now; I hope that’s not important. I’m happy with my physical condition, I just need more racing to avoid arm pump; it’s only my second race this season, with two more French rounds before the first GP I think that I will be ready for Bulgaria.”

François Lemariey: “It was a good day for Xavier, difficult to do better than a double win even if the gap with his rivals was not very important. Gregory and Dylan put pressure on Xavier and that’s the best way to prepare the GP’s; the racing conditions were perfect today, and both riders and fans had enjoyed the event.”

Yves Demaria: “We were expecting better results from Sébastien in England, he was not riding at his real level on this tough track. His first race was pretty good as he came back from last to eighth, but a fifth position was possible for him in the second moto. This performance shows that there is still a lot of work for Seb before the first GP, while Jonathan last weekend and Xavier this Sunday got both a double win in their national series.”