Stephane Rubini in MX1 and Pierre Goupillon in MX2 prevailed under muddier demandant conditions last weekend at Castelnau-de-Lévis, round 2 of the French Elite Motocross Championship.
It was a great comeback from Rubini, who only scored points in the first race back in the first round in Lacapelle-Marival. This time, though, the ShipCycle Honda Motoblouz rider went on a win after a 1-2. Rubini won the first race in big fashion over Jimmy Clochet and Xavier Boog, while Valentin Guillod and Mathys Bosirame rounded the top five. Championship leader Gregory Aranda was sixth after a rough start.
In the second race, Rubini took the holeshot, but after leading a couple of laps, he was caught by Aranda who was the eventual winner and managed some points to save the points leads. Valentin Guillod finished third to take the last podium spot.
Aranda maintain the championship led by 8 points over Guillod. Third is Mathys Bosirame with 70 points, only 2 over Xavier Boog. Meanwhile, Rubini climbed to the top 5 with a 22 points deficit behind Aranda.
In the MX2 class, Pierre Goupillon took his first win of the season after being second overall behind Lucas Coenen. This time the KTM rider would enjoy a race win by a dominant performance in the first race, followed by Bogdan Krajewski and Quentin Prugnieres. In the second race, Prugnieres was a man on a mission leading the entire race until the checkered flag. However, his 3-1 wasn´t enough to beat the 1-2 score by Goupillon. Bogdan Krajewski was third overall with a 2-3 while Emil Weckman (4-4) and Maxime Charlier (8-5) completed the top 5.
In the championship standings, Goupillon is now the new red plate owner by an advantage of 22 points over Quentin Prugnieres.
Round three (of 7) will take place on April 1 & 2 in Romagne.
MX1 POINTS STANDINGS:
MX2 POINTS STANDINGS: