There is no doubt that the 2022 edition of the Paris Supercross, which will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November, will mark the history of the event, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year. To celebrate its return to ‘normal’ after two difficult years for everyone, the event presents an incredible line-up.
Returning this year to its two-day formula after the cancellation of the 2020 edition and a single day in 2021, Supercross regains its status as a major event on the European calendar and this year presents an unprecedented line-up as we had not seen more since the turn of the century. The four stars on the board have won no less than 132 successes in US Supercross and have a total of 17 American titles and 6 world titles!
Another legend in Paris
In the tradition of David Bailey, Johnny O’Mara, Ricky Johnson and Jeremy McGrath who made their mark on the first editions of Supercross, another SX US legend arrives in the capital this week to compete in the event. . The winner of the event eight years ago, Eli Tomac has enriched his prize list significantly since his last visit to Paris, and he is coming off a historic year in which he took the American titles in Motocross and Supercross, before ending his American season to win the Motocross des Nations with his teammates! A few days before his 30th birthday (which he will celebrate the day after the Supercorss, Monday 14), Eli will be the man to beat in Paris, the one who won 56 times in SX US, including seven times this year. 2022 is undoubtedly the year of Tomac, a year that he could end with a final success for his first visit to the Paris La Défense Arena!
three against one
To block Tomac’s path to victory, three names stand out. Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen also hail from the US where they are pursuing their careers and also have serious assets to claim, namely two US titles for Cooper, two world titles and one US title for Marvin, three world titles and three US titles for Ken! Regular rivals of Tomac in the US Championship, Marvin and Ken have both won a Supercross this year, and if Ken is to discover Paris, having just been crowned Supercross World Champion, Marvin knows the Parisian classic very well. He has already won. three times. The winner of the last edition, MM25 will face one hell of a field this year, including his teammate Cooper Webb – two-time US Supercross champion in 2019 and 2021 – and two other Americans, Justin Brayton – winner in 2009 in Paris – and Kevin Moranz , which we find behind the starting gate.
Frenchmen who shine
Last year Marvin won ahead of another tricolor, Cédric Soubeyras. Multiple champion in France and Europe of SX, Cédric arrives in Paris crowned with his success this weekend in Stuttgart, where the French pilots present in numbers have monopolized the podiums. The Blues’ task will be more complicated in Paris than it was in Stuttgart, but Cédric like Greg Aranda, Thomas Ramette, Maxime Desprey or Anthony Bourdon will have the public behind him! In the SX2 category, which counts towards the French championship, the tricolors will once again face a good number of Americans, as Justin Starling, Chris Blose, Cullin Park and Jace Owen also cross the Atlantic to compete in the event with the same title as Australian Matt Moss. Beaten for the last three years in the race for the title of ‘Prince of Paris’, the tricolors are counting on Lucas Imbert, Julien Lebeau and Yannis Irsuti who sat on the podium in Stuttgart to bring home the trophy!
Show, music and FMX
As always, Paris will also give pride of place to the show, and for this the organization has brought in five of the world’s best Freestyle FMX specialists. The legendary Edgar Torronteras will again be in the game, surrounded by the Swiss Matt Rebeaud, the young Belgian Julien Vanstippen and the tricolor duo consisting of David Rinaldo and Nicolas Texier, who will therefore send new figures into the air at the Arena.
The last hurray
To participate in the Supercross, it is necessary to act quickly, as there are only a few places left for Sunday, where Saturday night has been carried out for long weeks. And if a Supercross is first and foremost experienced on site, there is one last solution for those who cannot make it to the Paris la Défense Arena: free practice/qualifying will be live on Moto Verte’s Facebook, so you can turn on your television and hurry you to AUTOMOTO LA CHAINE who will broadcast the event live. Maxime Martin and Sébastien Tortelli will be on the air on Saturday at 18.30 and Sunday at 2.30pm to bring the event to life for those who won’t be lucky enough to be there!
- Tickets from €51
- Children’s prices on Sunday
- Group and work committee rates
- All places give access to tests
- Saturday 12 November 2022 at 19.00.
- Sunday, November 13 at 3 p.m.