The eight round of the FIM World Championship returned to France on the historic track of Ernée in front of 39,000 spectators who totally filled the hill in front of the circuit.


PHILIPPAERTS once more this season had to face the bad luck after finishing a brilliant 6th in the first moto where he was riding as in his best days and keeping behind him a wild Tommy Searle and a fast Max Nagle. In the second moto DP19 was hit at the beginning of the race by Tommy Searle who damaged badly his radiator and forced the italian to retire when a top five of the GP was achievable.


Harri KULLAS was coming back in France after the break in Brazil hoping for a better form but unfortunately results once more did not come as expected this season. After a very good start in fifth in the first moto, the finnish was loosing some positions to finish 11th and in the second moto he did not have to rithm to catch to top ten places and finished down in 17th.


Vseva BRYLYAKOV was riding in France the second round of the European Championship MX2 but he badly crashed in the time practice on the saturday and came out of it with a broken finger and a very sore back. Despite the big fall the russian raced the qualifying race and finished a very good 9th considering his physical conditions but he could not take the start in the Final on the Sunday.


Giacomo Gariboldi: Gariboldi Honda Team Owner:

It seems that this season we are persecuted with bad luck and cannot put together two good motos in the same day, a pity because I saw a very consistent and fast Philippaerts who could have finish a top five of the day everything going well for him. Anyway, we cannot complain because this is the sport.”


David Philippaerts, 13th overall of the MX1-GP:

I was very happy with my 6th place in the first moto and I was just hit on my radiator in the second and could not continue.

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