On a warm and sunny day at the RJ Motosport Park track, Rockstar Energy Factory Racing Husqvarna's Christophe Pourcel knew that he had one job to do. Having entered the final round of the CMRC Nationals 15 points behind Matt Goerke, Pourcel was focused on winning the MX1 class, and then letting the points take care of themselves.
Pourcel: "This weekend I went 2-1 and took the overall win and second in the championship. I could only focus on myself and do everything I could to finish in front and make up as many points as I could. Facciotti was a little better than I was in Moto 1 so I settled for second. I think we missed the title by a couple points. It could have been different without the impound penalty in Truro, but you can always say what if! Matt rode consistently all season and we had 2 or 3 results off the podium. It was a good season and we are happy to be going home safe. Thank you to all the great companies and people involved who made this effort possible. "
From the opening round of the 2017 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals back in June, Pourcel was a fan favourite as the riders and teams moved from coast to coast. With three overall wins in the West, and two more in the East, Pourcel once again proved that he is capable of winning on any type of track. For his very successful first season racing in Canada, Pourcel would like to thank his team, as well as all of his new Canadian fans. This was without a doubt an unforgettable summer and he cannot wait to see what the future holds.
Christophe Pourcel talks about his win. — Photo courtesy Husqvarna Motorcycles
Results From Round 10 of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals at RJ Motosport Park, Barrie, ON.
1. Christophe Pourcel- Husqvarna
2. Colton Facciotti - Honda
3. Matt Goerke - Yamaha
4. Jeremy Medaglia - Honda
5. Cade Clason - KTM
Final Points Standings - 2017 MX1 Series
1. Matt Goerke- Yamaha (520 points)
2. Christophe Pourcel- Husqvarna (517 points)
3. Colton Facciotti- Honda (479 points)
4. Mike Alessi- Kawasaki (432 points)
5. Tyler Medaglia- Honda (405 points)