French Motocross Championship returns this weekend with the penultimate round at Rauville la Place


After a break of several weeks in the wake of the Bitche event, the 24MX Tour is preparing its return. On June 17 and 18, the Normandy track of Rauville-la-Place will host the penultimate round of the 2023 championship. Greg Aranda will battle for the MX1 title as he holds the red plate, while in the MX2 class Pierre Goupillon already secures his third consecutive championship.

Things are pretty tightened in the MX1 class. Heading to the penultimate round, Greg Aranda holds the red plate with 1 point of advantage over Stephen Rubini. Close behind them, Xavier Boog is just eight points from the leader. Valentin Guillod has some chances to still be in title contention too with a 32 points deficit. The Swiss didn´t score points last round at Bitche as he was at the MXGP of Spain that weekend.

Top 10 MX1 standings post Round 5 (of 7):

1Greg Aranda177
2Stephen Rubini176
3Xavier Boog169
4Valentin Guillod157
5Milko Potisek145
6Anthony Bourdon132
7Jimmy Clochet117
8Mathys Boisrame112
9Adrien Malaval102
10Jeffrey Herlings100
Greg Aranda – Image: Elite Motocross

Meanwhile, in the MX2 class, the championship was decided two rounds ago with Pierre Goupillon taking home his third-straight crown. Having won two races before the end since his success in Bitche, Pierre Goupillon will be approaching this Normandy meeting without the slightest pressure. On a run of four consecutive heat wins, the KTM Tech32 rider is aiming for another double.

Third title in a row for Pierre Goupillon in the MX2 class – Image: Elite Motocross

While the battle for the crown may be over, the battle for the podium promises to be very interesting. A look at the provisional standings reveals that Bogdan Krajewski, currently in second place, is only twenty-five points ahead of Adrien Petit in sixth. Between the KTM GT Racing driver and the 2022 French junior champion are Saad Soulimani, Lucas Imbert and Nicolas Dercourt. There shouldn’t be a dull moment in Rauville, especially as riders like Emil Weckman (Honda SR Motoblouz), Quentin Prugnières (Kawasaki Bud Racing), Marc-Antoine Rossi (KTM VRT) and Calvin Fonvieille (KTM TMX) are likely to be making their comebacks. The good news is that Maxime Desprey, back from injury, has decided to take part in this MX2 event to prepare for the SX Tour and the World Supercross Championship, which he will contest aboard a 250 YZ-F for the Yamaha GSM team.

Top 10 MX2 standings post Round 5 (of 7):

1Pierre Goupillon236
2Bogdan Krajewski135
3Saad Soulimani126
4Lucas Imbert119
5Nicolas Dercourt112
6Adrien Petit110
7Florian Miot93
8German Jamet87
9Maxime Charlier85
10Emil Weckman80

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