LILLE SUPERCROSS, arguably Europe’s biggest indoor SX race, has some serious names for the 2016 event on November 6.
The line-up has French riders Monster Energy Yamaha Racing’s Romain Febvre and Red Bull KTM Marvin Musquin headlining the bill. They are joined by JGR Suzuki’s Justin Barcia (pictured) and Malcolm Stewart on the Geico Honda plus British Champion Tommy Searle and his Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki teammate Jordi Tixier.
Plenty of riders are out in their new teams and bikes for this event which should make it all the more fascinating to watch. As well as Barcia on the JGR Suzuki, Arnaud Tonus rides the Wilvo Yamaha for the first time and Brian Hsu has entered surprisingly on a Husqvarna.
Add in a decent sprinkling of riders signed-up for the UK Arenacross series kicking off in January including the British-based SR75 World Team riders Coulon and Ramette.
It’s a strong line-up and great news for the French event to continue to bring in the strong names. Pre-Xmas ‘shopping’ trip to France anyone?
Lille Supercross entry list highlights:
5 Cyrille Coulon Suzuki SR75 World Team
6 Thomas Ramette Suzuki SR75 World Team
19 Loic Rombaut Bulldog KTM
25 Marvin Musquin Red Bull KTM
51 Justin Barcia JGR Suzuki
35 Arnaud Tonus Wilvo Yamaha
47 Malcolm Stewart Geico Honda
48 Christophe Martin – Honda
48 Christian Craig Geico Honda
64 Khoun-Sith Vongsana Husqvarna
81 Brian Hsu Maurer Husqvarna
100 Tommy Searle Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki
120 Cedric Soubeyras JPM Racing Suzuki
121 Xavier Boog Monster Energy Bud Racing Kawasaki
137 Adrien Escoffier Husqvarna
141 Maxime Desprey Monster Energy Bud Racing Kawasaki
221 Kevin Ballanger Honda
461 Romain Febvre Monster Energy Yamaha Factory
737 Valentin Teillet SR Motoblouz Honda
871 Fabien Izoird SR Motoblouz Honda
911 Jordi Tixier Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki