As every year team Monster Bud Racing Kawasaki moved to the Paris Supercross with a strong line up, as this event is the main one in Europe. Wearing for the first time the colours of the team American Jace Owen was impressive, as he won both days of racing to become the new ‘Prince of Paris’ while Brian Moreau took a sixth overall.
It’s a tradition for the team to invite an American rider to race in Paris, and for his first visit to the French capital Jace Owen didn’t missed this opportunity to shine as he dominates the SX2 class. Discovering the track and his 250 Kawasaki BUD during the practice session, Jace got a perfect start in the first heat to celebrate his first success of the weekend; runner up in the second race, Jace got another holeshot in the main event and led the entire race to win the first night in Paris. Fastest rider on the track in the practice session on Sunday Jace started with a second position in the first race, won the second and dominates the main event as he led the race during eleven laps; then he secured his overall win and the ‘Prince of Paris’ title with a second position.
After a brilliant race at the Monster Cup one month ago, Brian Moreau show again his skills in Supercross during this event. Fifth in the practice session Brian got the holeshot in the first final and scored a top five, and again finished fifth in the main event. He was not as strong on Sunday, but he scores twice a top eight result to finish the weekend sixth overall. Third rider racing for Monster Bud Racing in Paris Tyler Bowers raced the SX1 class; only eighteen on Saturday, he scored a top ten on Sunday.
Stéphane Dasse: “It was a great weekend for us, especially for Jace Owen who won both nights; he got great starts, ride well and we’re happy to give him a chance to race here in Paris. Brian scored a sixth position, with good races on Saturday but on Sunday he was tired; after the Monster Cup he made a break and then as it was raining in South West he could only practice Supercross a few days in Spain. Brian Hsu was back training one month ago; he is fit for Motocross but also missed SX training so we decided that he would not race here. Everyone in the team had a great weekend in Paris, we met as usual many partners, fans and friends.”