The French rider has put in some good performances so far during his first foray into American Supercross racing. Although most of those have come during the Lites heat races, Gautier is no slouch come race time and certainly has the speed to be a front runner. The plan before A1 was to have Paulin ride the first three SX races for DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha before heading back to Europe to prep for the GPs. With the third round right around the corner, the MXoN moto winner will certainly be giving it his all at Anaheim II. GP riders tend to do well when the conditions get sloppy, and the way the weather has been in SoCal, A2 will be anything but hard packed.