GP of France 2010
6th June, 2010
St Jean d’Angely, France
MX1 Motocross World Championship
Anthony Boissiere fifth overall in the French GP
Race after race increases the feeling between the French rider and his TM MX 450Fi and continuously improve results too.
Best French rider in the home GP and always fighting with the best riders in the world, in short this is the race led by Anthony Boissiere that now joined the exclusive club of the world's best riders.
Always followed closely by the technical Manager of TM Team Patriek Heydens, Anthony has everything necessary to make the big leap and aim for the world podium that will come soon.
On Saturday's qualifying race Anthony had been shown to be at ease on the French circuit finishing in sixth place, among others, also in front of David Philipparts, GP winner.
The first heat scheduled for Sunday start in the difficult conditions because of the heavy ground by rain. Boissiére has a good start and in the first part of the race he tries don’t make mistakes that may affect the result. Towards mid-race he pushes and start to overcome his opponents finishing seventh.
But it is in the second heat, with the ground now drying, that Anthony do his best. He starts around the seventh/eighth place and immediately attack through the first lap in fourth place behind championship leader Tony Cairoli. Few laps and Boissiére pass in front of Cairoli. Meanwhile just a few seconds in front of him there's brawl between Desalle and Philipparts Anthony. Towards the end of the race Cairoli increases the speedy and overtakes Boissiére again who is handling his position with great maturity. Anthony finishes fourth at four seconds behind Cairoli and just eleven behind Philipparts, a result which allow him to close the French Grand Prix in fifth place overall, up the world rankings to twelfth place and bring TM into the sixth position of the Manufacturers World Championship.
Anthony Boissiére said after the race: "..... It was a fantastic race! I was able to push a little more and try to make the podium but I did not want to risk ruining an already good result going to reward myself and all the staff of my team who are working very hard to put myself in a position to obtain these results ......”.
Return to the World Championship for the Czech Martin Michek who had missed the GP of Spain to take part at the second round of the Czech Championship, where he won both heats, and the GP of USA. Martin, nineteenth place in the qualifying race on Saturday, was forced to stop in heat one after a fall while finishing twenty-second place in heat two.
Complete rankings on www.motocrossmx1.com .
Next meeting June 20th in Teutschenthal for the GP of Germany, eighth round of the MX1 Motocross World Championship 2010.