Night two of racing in Switzerland for the 2017 Geneva SX has come to a close and the fans that packed the Palexpo were treated to a number of battles in both divisions. Plenty of attention was paid to the SX1 division, as the full-time French SX Tour were up against wildcard entries Marvin Musquin, Jason Anderson, and Justin Brayton, but there WAS plenty to see in the SX2 ranks.
Here’s a quick rundown of the main event races and the results, but if you need more, you can see the full event reply now with the archived live stream.
2017 Geneva SX | SX1 Night TwoJason Anderson jumped out to the early lead over Marvin Musquin, and with that, it seemed clear that the King of Geneva title would go to one of the two. Within a few laps, the duo broke free of the competition and diced for the top spot on the rutted and rocky track. Just when it seemed like Anderson was set for success, the loose soil in a slick rut pulled the front-end of his Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna away and he went down. Although Musquin was directly behind Anderson, he managed to avoid smashing into his training partner and snuck into the lead on his Red Bull KTM. Anderson was back on the bike without much time lost and spent the remainder of the race chasing Musquin. The distance between the two shrank in the final laps, but Musquin was well ahead and nabbed the main event, which confirmed his title as King of Geneva.
Justin Brayton struggled at the start of the race and was mired by the pack of riders, but quick laps and wise line choices pushed the SmarTop/MotoConcepts/Honda rider up the order. A duel with Cedric Soubeyras for third place filled much of Brayton’s moto, but he managed to best the French rider for the spot in the closing stages of the race. A fourth place finish for Soubeyras pushed the Suzuki even further ahead of his rivals in the quest for the SX Tour title.
2017 Geneva SX | SX2 Night TwoThomas Do stayed clear of the chaos in the first sections of the track and within moments was well ahead of his competition. The French rider was unpressured for the full duration of the race, as his main title rival Yannis Ursuti was deep in the running order early and then passed his way up to second place by the final laps of the moto. Do’s victory, paired with his second place score in night one, earned him the title of Prince of Geneva and pushed him ahead of Ursuti in the French SX tour championship standings by three points.