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International MX News : MX / SX World Championships
14.04.2008 MX3 World Championship in Castelnau de Levis (FRA) - Results

Frenchman Sebastien Pourcel took victory at home Castelnau

The second event for FIM MX3 World Championship took place in Castelnau de Levis, France. 1,805 metre long race track called Puech Rampant had brought the biggest success to home French riders. They were the fastest during Saturday’s Qualifying Practice. On Sunday they were continuing with good riding in front of nearly ten thousand spectators.
Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki) / Photo by: Andreja Prel
Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki) / Photo by: Andreja Prel
In the MX3 World Championship French Kawasaki rider Sebastien Pourcel won both races with a big advantage over his rivals. But he was not the fastest at the start. In the first race home rider Jeremy Tarroux took the leadership. Pourcel passed him after some laps. He started to increasing his advantage and won in front of Belgian Sven Breugelmans for almost half a minute.
In the second race Husqvarna home rider Thomas Allier did the fastest start, but he had problems during the race and did not finished it. MX1 Grand Prix rider Pourcel won the second race, too. He was also the winner of the event in Castelnau de Levis. Breugelmans finished both races behind Pourcel and he was second overall. Czech rider Jan Zaremba (KTM) was third.
f.l.t.r.: Sven Breugelmans, Sebastien Pourcel and Jan Zaremba
 Photo by: Andreja Prel
f.l.t.r.: Sven Breugelmans, Sebastien Pourcel and Jan Zaremba
Photo by: Andreja Prel
It was his second podium this season. Italian Cristian Beggi (Honda) did a very good first race, when he finished third. In the second race he finished fourth and he was on fourth position with the same points as third placed Zaremba. Breugelmans’ team mate, Spanish KTM rider Alvaro Lozano was fifth in the overall Classification. In the Championship Classification Sven Breugelmans took the leadership after two events, in front of Jan Zaremba and Cristian Beggi.
Sebastien Pourcel: "The race track was very difficult and hard today. I did two good starts and it was easy to continue the race. For me this event was a useful training before my new races in MX1 Grand Prix. But riders in the MX3 World Championship are very good and I had to do my best to win the race. On this race track I did many races and I know the race track very well."

Event Results Class MX3, Castelnau de Levis:

  1. Pourcel, Sebastien (FRA, Kawasaki), 25 - 25 - 50 points
  2. Breugelmans, Sven (BEL, KTM), 22 - 22 - 44
  3. Zaremba, Jan (CZE, KTM), 18 - 20 - 38
  4. Beggi, Cristian (ITA, Honda), 20 - 18 - 38
  5. Lozano, Alvaro (ESP, KTM), 16 - 15 - 31
  6. Caps, Patrick (BEL, Kawasaki), 14 - 16 - 30
  7. Zerava, Martin (CZE, Honda), 15 - 12 - 27
  8. Salaets, Kristof (BEL, Honda), 13 - 13 - 26
  9. Dami, Stefano (ITA, Honda), 11 - 14 - 25
  10. Hansen, Nicolai (DEN, Yamaha), 12 - 7 - 19
  11. Sipek, Nenad (CRO, Yamaha), 7 - 11 - 18
  12. Jensen, Kasper (DEN, Honda), 10 - 8 - 18
  13. Michek, Martin (CZE, Honda), 6 - 10 - 16
  14. Beaudouin, Raphael (FRA, Suzuki), 4 - 9 - 13
  15. Rouis, Alexandre (FRA, Kawasaki), 8 - 3 - 11
  16. Vitali, Tonkov (RUS, Yamaha), 9 - 0 - 9
  17. Vestri, Martino (ITA, KTM), 1 - 6 - 7
  18. Nikkila, Jussi (FIN, Yamaha), 0 - 5 - 5
  19. Tarroux, Jeremy (FRA, KTM), 5 - 0 - 5
  20. Andersson, Bjorn (SWE, Kawasaki), 0 - 4 - 4
  21. Emery, Maxime (FRA, Kawasaki), 3 - 0 - 3
  22. van Hastenberg, Jan (NED, Honda), 0 - 2 - 2
  23. Besonhe, Michael (BEL, Kawasaki), 2 - 0 - 2
  24. Dottori, Matteo (ITA, KTM), 0 - 1 - 1

Season Standing:

  1. Breugelmans, Sven (BEL, KTM), 84 points
  2. Zaremba, Jan (CZE, KTM), 79
  3. Beggi, Cristian (ITA, Honda), 73
  4. Caps, Patrick (BEL, Kawasaki), 60
  5. Zerava, Martin (CZE, Honda), 52
  6. Pourcel, Sebastien (FRA, Kawasaki), 50
  7. Salaets, Kristof (BEL, Honda), 49
  8. Lozano, Alvaro (ESP, KTM), 47
  9. Allier, Thomas (FRA, Husqvarna), 45
  10. Dami, Stefano (ITA, Honda), 43
  11. Martin, Christophe (FRA, Husqvarna), 36
  12. Michek, Martin (CZE, Honda), 36
  13. Sipek, Nenad (CRO, Yamaha), 34
  14. Tonkov, Vitali (RUS, Yamaha), 28
  15. Jensen, Kasper (DEN, Honda), 25
  16. Hansen, Nicolai (DEN, Yamaha), 23
  17. Garrido, Gago Adrian (ESP, Yamaha), 19
  18. Beaudouin, Raphael (FRA, Suzuki), 18
  19. Alvarez, Raul (ESP, Yamaha), 17
  20. Rouis, Alexandre (FRA, Kawasaki), 11
Source: Press release Youthstream
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