Another podium for Christophe Pourcel
MX1, Bastogne, BelgiŽ, 17 June 2012
Christophe Pourcel of Team CP377 Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit raced to his fifth podium finish of the season in the Belgian round of the FIM World MX1 Motocross Championship at Bastogne.
An unfortunate choice of gate in race one left Pourcel in eleventh position on the opening lap but he battled persistently to recover to finish fifth despite a crash caused by a backmarker soon after he had taken over fourth place. With a better gate choice in race two Kawasaki power gave him the holeshot and, after a series of thrilling duels, he crossed the line second to secure yet another podium finish which has moved him back to third in the standings at the halfway stage of the series.
Christophe Pourcel: ďI didnít choose the best position on the grid in the first race, and my start was not so good; I came back to fourth, but lost time when I crashed as a lapper destroyed a rut just when I was coming! I got the holeshot in the second race and battled first with Bobryshev and later with Desalle. We passed each other several times, but it was costing all of us time and allowed Cairoli to catch us. But I got another podium and thatís important for the series.Ē