Monster Energy-Backed Pourcel Brothers – Sebastien & Christophe – Go 1-2 at French Elite MX In Ernee

CORONA, Calif., (July 23, 2007) — Monster Energy/Kawasaki/GPKR’s Sebastian and Christophe Pourcel combined on a 1-2 finish, respectively, this past weekend at Ernee, Round Five of the 2007 French Elite Motocross Championship’s MX1 class.

Sebastien leads the MX1 class heading into the last round in Lacapelle Marival (France), Aug. 12th.

Said Sebastien: “I’m now leading the series but I’m not happy with my results. I wasn’t riding well today. For sure that’s better to have some points more than (Mickael) Pichon before the final round, but it could have been better. In the first heat I crashed twice and lost the lead, then in the second we played with my brother to offer a good show for the crowd but he didn’t want to let me pass in the last laps.In the third race I got the holeshot and then let Chris in front, I had some troubles in the waves section and I wanted to see his lines. Then I lost some engine power and secured my second position. At the end of the race my mechanic discovered that my pipe was damaged.

Added Christophe: “It was good weekend. I got great start in each race and we had a nice battle with my brother in the second heat. It was funny, and this track is much better with a 450 than a 250 with so many uphills. Today I was faster than Seb and I won, he is for me a rival as Pichon or (Duke) Renet are. Two weeks ago in Belgium he beat me and I also lost important points in the series, as I crashed when I tried to pass him. He will have to give his best and beat me in Lacapelle if he wants to get the title.

Next up for the Monster Energy/Kawasaki/GPKR team is the Aug. 12 Lacapelle Marivalm the finals of the 2007 French Elite Motocross Championship.

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