In just a month from now – on November 18th-19th – the Paris Supercross will celebrates its 40th anniversary! Once more the French capital will play host to the main winter SX, and the fans didn’t hesitate to book their seats as the first night is already sold out!
The most prestigious International Supercross outside the United States, Paris SX has always enjoyed such overwhelming success! Success with the fans, who come every year to cheer their heroes loudly in the Paris la Defense Arena, and success with the riders as Paris has again attracted many of the leading athletes!
Lawrence vs Roczen
Paris is ready to finally welcome the Lawrence brothers, who won no less than five US titles this season and who were two of the main contenders at the recent MX of Nations! Hunter won the 250 East Supercross series and the 250 Motocross Championship, while Jett won the 250 SX on the West Coast and then moved to the 450 class to win both the Motocross and Supermotocross titles! Aged 20 and 24 respectively, Jett and Hunter were also the main protagonists of the Australian team which claimed its best-ever result with a second place at the Motocross des Nations, which was contested in Ernée (Mayenne) in front of more than 40,000 spectators.
For their first appearance at Paris and for their first real Supercross in the 450 class (the Supermotocross was a mix of MX and SX), the two brothers will line up against Ken Roczen, who battled throughout the 2023 season with Jett both in the USA and at the MXoN. King of Paris last year, Ken is seeking revenge as Jett beat him at the Supermotocross (though Ken won the MXGP class at the MXoN, even if Jett beats him in the final race) and their duel promises fireworks as these two incredible riders enjoy a genuine rivalry but also great mutual respect !
Tom Vialle, first time in Paris!
A major novelty of the 40th Paris Supercross is the new format of the 250 class. Paris will once again host a round of the French SX2 Tour, but this race will open the show each day, straight after the practice sessions. Then the best French riders will transfer to the 250 international class, where they will join a number of top foreign riders and Tom Vialle, the French hero at Ernée!
A two-times World Champion (2020-2022), Tom will be contesting the Paris SX for the first time after a year racing the US Championships. A few weeks after his MX2 win at the MXoN, the Southern kid will discover the atmosphere of the Paris La Defense Arena in ‘Supercross mode’ and for sure he will receive a noisy welcome from the fans! He will be racing against his fellow countrymen plus several riders that he knows pretty well from the past season; Japanese Jo Shimoda will make his first appearance on a Honda after a strong season in the US and will be joined in the transatlantic contingent by Americans Jace Owen (a former Prince de Paris, racing for Team GSM Yamaha) and Cullin Park (Honda SR) as well as the 2022 Prince of Paris, Australian Matt Moss (Kawasaki Bud Racing). This year in Paris we’ll see two International classes, not just one!