Christophe Pourcel maintains his title challenge
Christophe Pourcel shrugged off sickness to move closer to the series pacesetter with a brave second place in the Swedish round of the FIM World MX1 Motocross Championship at Uddevalla.
The elegant leader of Team CP377 Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit has already proved his ability in damp condition earlier in the summer but he had to call on all of his physical reserves to twice finish second after sickness had prevented him from sleeping during the previous night. His personal resiliance and the reliability of his Kawasaki KX450F have resulted in the Frenchman moving significantly closer to the series pacesetter and he now trails the points leader by just 12 points, while his brace of second places has moved Kawasaki to the head of the Manufacturers series.
Christophe Pourcel: “I’m happy with my second place; I was sick last night so Clément was a little bit faster this week-end. I got two holeshots but then I had to deal with my stomach troubles and my goggles in the first moto. My goal was to be on the podium and I achieved it once again. Consistent is the key in the series and we are now only twelve points from the leader with seven more races to go.”