Preview: International Sommieres 2024

MXPG Czech Republic 2023, Loket Rider: Benistant

This Sunday, February 18th, the next preseason race will take place, this time in the very south of France on the hard-pack soil of the famous Circuit de la Tourille. It will be the 57th edition of this event, and as usual, we will have a bunch of MXGP riders in both, MX1 and MX2 classes.

The KRT Kawasaki duo of Romain Febvre and Jeremy Seewer will continue their preparations ahead of Argentina. Febvre rode well at the two rounds of the Internazionali D´Italia in Riola Sardo and Mantova last weekend and now will be racing on home soil for the first time this year. Meanwhile, this will be the second race on green for Jeremy Seewer after being 4th overall at Mantova.

Getting into action for the first time this preseason, we will have the new Honda SR Motobluz riders Valentin Guillod and Kevin Horgmo. Also ridding for Honda, but under the Standing Construct Team, Alberto Forato and Pauls Jonass. The French team GSM Yamaha will line up with three talents in the form of Maxime Desprey, Gregory Aranda and Lucas Imbert. Mattia Guadagnini is on the entry list, and we expect to see him back in action after Spain.

Image: JP Acevedo

In the MX2 class, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Liam Everts will face against Triumph duo of Camden McLellan and Mikkel Haarup who already made history with a double-podium appearance in Talavera de la Reina, Spain. At the same time, Thibault Benistant will make his first appareance aboard his Monster Energy Yamaha.

Other notable riders in this class are VRT Yamaha´s Ivano Van Erp alongside Janis and Martins Reisulis. Also local hero Quentin Prugnieres on his new F&H Kawasaki.

International Sommieres RAW 2023

MX1 Entry list (34 riders)

  1. 3 Romain Febvre
  2. 6 Benoit Paturel
  3. 20 Greg Aranda
  4. 24 Kevin Horgmo
  5. 26 Tim Edberg
  6. 29 Henry Jacobi
  7. 34 Bogdan Krajewski
  8. 41 Pauls Jonass
  9. 57 Pierre Goupillon
  10. 68 Romain Pape
  11. 72 Lucas Imbert
  12. 91 Jeremy Seewer
  13. 92 Valentin Guillod
  14. 98 Noah Oltra
  15. 101 Mattia Guadagnini
  16. 106 Stephen Rubini
  17. 131 Adrien Malaval
  18. 141 Maxime Desprey
  19. 193 Tanguy Prost
  20. 223 Alexandre Viltard
  21. 226 Kylian Maallem
  22. 300 Noah Ludwig
  23. 303 Alberto Forato
  24. 382 Laurent Doh
  25. 448 Tony Seignobos
  26. 588 Kevin Tarallo
  27. 661 Paco Destercq
  28. 725 Antoine Mille
  29. 783 Enzo Toriani
  30. 824 Quentin Sans
  31. 831 Brice Maylins
  32. 911 Jordi Tixier
  33. 933 Ugo Moors
  34. Antoine Cosse

MX2 Entry List

  1. 8 Camden McLellan
  2. Mikkel Haarup
  3. Raul Blumfelds
  4. 22 Mickael Lamarque
  5. 30 Bernardo Tiburcio
  6. 41 Nicolas Duhamel
  7. 47 Karlis Reisulis
  8. 55 Marthis Barthes
  9. 72 Liam Everts
  10. 75 Bradley Mersters
  11. 83 Maxime Grau
  12. 95 Enzo Casat
  13. 114 Nicolas Vennenkes
  14. 132 Andrea Bonacorsi
  15. 140 Nick Korsbeck
  16. 172 Mathis Boisrame
  17. 180 Leopold Ambjornsson
  18. 198 Thibault Benistant
  19. 217 Jean-Paul Piacentini
  20. 259 Julien Lebeau
  21. 319 Quentin Prugnieres
  22. 324 Maxime Charlier
  23. 431 Jeremy Joineau
  24. 432 Ivano Van Erp
  25. 489 Jans Walvoort
  26. 563 Wesley Dieudonne
  27. 567 Moen Rasmus
  28. 589 Kilian Poll
  29. 601 Mairis Pumpurs
  30. 708 Kivers Lefebvre
  31. 747 Maximin Mille
  32. 790 Victor Mauresa
  33. 798 Arnaud Colson
  34. 810 Yann Crnjanski
  35. 925 Mathis Declemy

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