Coming into Round 8 of the 2017 Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals in Moncton, NB, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Christophe Pourcel knew exactly what he needed to do. With only a few motos remaining, and Pourcel sitting in second place in the MX1 series, the smooth rider from France had his mind set on winning in Moncton. After long battles in both motos with his MX1 rivals, Pourcel got into the lead quickly in Moto 2 and never looked back.
Lap after lap, the Riverglade fans got to witness vintage Christophe Pourcel, as his used his smooth throttle control to take a dominant moto win, as well as the overall in the MX1 class.
— Photo courtesy Husqvarna Motorcycles
Pourcel: ”This weekend in Moncton was bittersweet, winning is always great but we did not move up any in the championship. The track was very fast and slick so being consistent each lap was key to doing well. I was able to go 2-1 for the overall win on the weekend and we look forward to doing our best in this championship.”
With eight rounds now in the books, Pourcel and his team move back to Quebec to the very popular Deschambault circuit. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team tested at the Deschambault track a few weeks ago, so they should be ready to go when the gate drops at Round 9. Currently, Pourcel sits in second place in the MX1 class, just 19 points out of the lead.
Results From Round 8 of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals at Riverglade
1. Christophe Pourcel- Husqvarna
2. Matt Goerke- Yamaha
3. Mike Alessi- Kawasaki
4. Kyle Chisholm- Honda
5. Tyler Medaglia- Honda
MX1 Points Standings (after 8 of 10 rounds)
1. Matt Goerke- Yamaha (425 points)
2. Christophe Pourcel- Husqvarna (406 points)
3. Mike Alessi- Kawasaki (366 points)
4. Colton Facciotti- Honda (366 points)
5. Tyler Medaglia- Honda (355 points)