Eli Tomac swept four Motos and won the King of Bercy crown by an astonishing 11 points this weekend in Lille, France.
The King of Bercy, one of the biggest Supercross events in Europe, switched venues for 2014 as repairs to Bercy Stadium prevented racing there. The event moved to the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, FR and the 31-year Bercy Supercross was renamed the Paris-Lille Supercross for this year. It didn't change the popularity either as 22,000 fans filled the brand new arena. Many outlets call Tomac the first King of Lille, but regardless of the title, the Americans in general had a great weekend.
Justin Barcia, last year's King of Bercy, took second overall after an 8-3-2-2 weekend. Malcolm Stewart reached a race podium once, third-place in Moto 1, but took third overall after racing 3-4-4-5. This landed him just one point behind Barcia. Justin Brayton took second for Moto 2 but a 13-2-13-14 weekend landed him in 12th overall.
Eli Tomac is the 2014 King of Bercy - Photos: RacerX
Scoring is similar to the MXGPs, as the rider with the lowest point score wins and points are based on place. So, first-place gets 1 point, second-place gets 2 points, etc.
Overall, the Americans only competition from France came from Christophe Pourcel who took second in Moto 1 but failed to place better than ninth the rest of the weekend. Westin Peick had a rough Saturday with a 12-11 day but bounced back to sweep third-place on Sunday. Josh Hill took fifth-place after a 6-7-7-8 weekend and the Americans took four spots in the overall Top 5.
2014 King of Bercy (Lille-Paris) Supercross Results
- Eli Tomac (1-1-1-1)
- Justin Barcia (8-3-2-2)
- Malcolm Stewart (3-4-4-5)
- Fabien Izoird (10-5-5-6)
- Josh Hill (6-7-7-8)
- Weston Peick (12-11-3-3)
- Jordi Tixier (7-6-6-12)
- Dylan Ferrandis (5-12-14-4)
- Christophe Pourcel (2-14-9-10)
- Cedric Soubeyras (9-8-12-7)
Written By: AndrewT