SUZUKI DOMINATES STUTTGART SUPERCROSS OPENER2017-11-15 17:53
Suzuki riders dominated the opening round of the 2017-2018 ADAC Supercross Cup in Germany at the weekend aboard their RM-Z450 machinery as Cedric Soubeyras won both evenings with Thomas Ramette second and Cole Martinez scoring a third position.
The event at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Hall was dominated by the Sturm Racing Team Suzuki rider, who was also crowned ‘King of Stuttgart;’ the Frenchman sealing the event on both evenings in front of 15,000 spectators
Soubeyras was also the winner of the newly staged ‘Bar2Bar’ race; short and exiting races over one-and-a-half laps that gave the winner additional points in the overall point standings.
Said Soubeyras: “I came here with a lot of confidence and I was able to deliver my performance even under pressure on Saturday. This weekend has just been amazing. I enjoyed the races and I am so incredibly happy about my victories!”
Only his brand-mate and Suzuki compatriot, Ramette (Team Twenty Suspension), was able to keep with Soubeyras on Friday evening, but he had to concede defeat at the end and be satisfied with the second place overall. Ramette also rode a strong race on Saturday and gained second place in the overall standings with a second place on that night.
Also, Florent Richier (stielergruppe.mx Johannes-Bikes Suzuki) presented himself well: The Frenchman is well-known in Germany and delighted his fans, especially on Friday, where he ended just two-tenths-of-a-second behind a third-place podium position.
The two Americans, Cole Martinez and Kyle Cunningham (both Team Castrol Power 1 Suzuki Moto-Base) did not get into contention on Friday and therefore missed-out on entering the final. But on Saturday, they compensated as Martinez finished on the podium with a third place and Cunningham showed his true potential with a fifth position.
Said Thomas Hannecke, Sport Marketing Manager, Motorcycle and ATV at Suzuki Germany: “Talking from Suzuki’s view, this was a proper prelude. Soubeyras clearly dominated the SX1 class and also the other Suzuki riders came up trumps with their performances. I think we can be confident for the upcoming events in Chemnitz and Dortmund.”
Stuttgart ADAC SX Results Overall: Cedric SOUBEYRAS, (Suzuki), 2 Thomas RAMETTE, (Suzuki), 3 Fabien IZOIRD (Honda), 4 Tyler BOWERS (Kawasaki), 5 , Florent RICHIER (Suzuki), 9 Cole MARTINEZ (Suzuki), 10 Kyle CUNNINGHAM (Suzuki).
Source: Team Suzuki Press Office
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