On a day where the track conditions were less than ideal, Rockstar Energy Factory Racing Husqvarna rider Christophe Pourcel rode with the utmost sense of urgency to finish second overall in the MX1 class. One spot ahead of his arch rival and points leader Matt Goerke.
After taking the pole positon in timed qualifying, Pourcel got off to good starts in both motos and put himself in a great position to finish well. In the opening moto of the day, Pourcel battled hard on the muddy Deschambault circuit to eventually finish up in second. In Moto 2, Pourcel found himself one spot behind Goerke with just one lap remaining. With a few corners to go, Pourcel saw an opening and drove his Husqvarna right through to make the pass for second. It was an incredible moment in the race and with Pourcel picking up four points in the battle for the MX1 Championship, it was exactly what he needed to do.
Pourcel: “Today was a positive day in Quebec. Apart from the rain, we gained some points in the championship and finished 2-2 for second overall. The first moto was still very wet from the rain, and the second moto was drier but I had to make a good pass for the second overall on the last lap. We should be 15 points down going into the last round. We will try our best to make what we can of the situation.”
After nine very exciting rounds, the 2017 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals moves to Barrie, ON for the final race of the series. Christophe Pourcel sits just 15 points out of the lead in the MX1 class, and as we've seen thus far in this series, anything can happen. The Rockstar Energy Factory Racing Husqvarna Team would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters as they head into Round 10 of this series.
Results From Round 9 in Deschambault, QC:
1. Colton Facciotti- Honda
2. Christophe Pourcel- Husqvarna
3. Matt Goerke- Yamaha
4. Kyle Chisholm- Honda
5. Mike Alessi- Kawasaki
Points Standings - MX1 Class (after 9 of 10 rounds)
1. Matt Goerke- Yamaha (475 points)
2. Christophe Pourcel- Husqvarna (460 points)
3. Colton Facciotti- Honda (426 points)
4. Mike Alessi- Kawasaki (407 points)
5. Tyler Medaglia- Honda (378 points)