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It may be the off-season for AMA racing, but Supercross is nearly in full swing. This weekend saw two major international Supercross races, including the fourth round of the Australasian SuperX Series as well as the final round of the European Supercross Championship in Genoa, Italy. We got some highlights from both as well as a sit-down with FMX star, Todd Potter.

GENOA SUPERCROSS
words and photos by Claudio Cabrini

The 30th edition of the Genoa Supercross is all in the name of Kevin Windham. The Geico Honda rider is too strong and fast for his competitors and he won everything in the European Supercross race. The other Americans of the event were not so lucky; Jeremy McGrath was not lucky too and he lightly injured his shoulder in the heat and he did not race the finals. Justin Barcia was very fast but he crashed during the first final and was not able to race again. Windham, however, won both finals and also the “one vs one” race after battling against Justin Barcia. Right behind Windham in the overall standing are Frenchman Gautier Paulin and Alex Rouis. Antonio Cairoli, fourth overall, was back in Supercross after two years and has not been as good as he is in outdoor races. The bad weather over the last weeks in Italy, and the lack of Supercross tracks, has not helped him to be ready. His plans are to race some Supercrosses in the US, but he has a lot of work to do on his skills and to set up the bike better. Next week he will race in Bercy, Paris and then, in late December, he will move to California to continue his preparation. The Genoa Supercross was the last race of European Series and Frenchman Gregory Aranda was crowned champion.

Geico Powersports Honda's Kevin Windham dominated Genoa Supercross.
Geico Powersports Honda's Kevin Windham dominated Genoa Supercross.
Gautier Paulin
Gautier Paulin

Kevin Windham leads the start at Genoa...

Jeremy McGrath didn't race the final due to an injured shoulder in his heat.
Jeremy McGrath didn't race the final due to an injured shoulder in his heat.
France's Alexandre Rouis
France's Alexandre Rouis
Gregory Aranda
Gregory Aranda
Antonio Cairoli
Antonio Cairoli
Genoa Supercross
Genoa Supercross

Overall Results – Genoa
1. 14 WINDHAM Kevin USA SX1 Hon 450 4s Geico Powersports Honda 30 (15+15)
2. 21 PAULIN Gautier FRA SX1 Yam 450 4s Yamaha Monster 24 (12+12)
3. 29 ROUIS Alexandre FRA SX1 Hon 450 4s Brother MBTeam 19 (10+9)
4. 222 CAIROLI Antonio ITA SX1 KTM 350 4s Red Bull KTM Factory 15 (9+6)
5. 227 LESAGE Maxime FRA SX1 Kaw 450 4s Kawasaki 15 (7+8)
6. 20 ARANDA Gregory FRA SX1 Kaw 450 4s Rockstar Bud Racing Kawas 14 (4+10)
7. 48 MARTIN Christophe FRA SX1 Hon 450 4s 11 (8+3)
8. 941 PELLEGRINI Angelo ITA SX1 Suz 450 4s Rockstar MotoWorld 10 (6+4)
9. 911 TIXIER Jordi FRA SX1 KTM 250 4s JM Racing 10 (5+5)
10. 152 BALBI Jorge BRA SX1 Kaw 450 4s 2B Duracell 9 (2+7)
11. 36 BONINI Matteo ITA SX1 Suz 450 4s RockstarMotoWorld 5 (3+2)
12. 591 MANNEVY Cedric FRA SX1 Suz 450 4s MD Racing 2 (1+1)
13. 511 DAMI Stefano ITA SX1 Hon 450 4s Brother MBTeam 0 (0)
14. 17 BARCIA Justin USA SX1 Hon 450 4s Geico Powersports Honda 0 (0+0)
15. 2 MCGRATH Jeremy USA SX1 Hon 450 4s Honda Factory USA 0 (0)