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45,000 Fans at the Montreal Supermotocross (video)


by Marc Cantin ,

More than 45,000 cheering fans saw Suzuki rider Jason Thomas’ runaway MX1 win over Canadian Colton Facciotti. Third place went to another Canadian, Dusty Klatt from Campbel River, BC, while Simon Homans was the best Quebec performer with a 10th place finish in the final.

Over 45,000 spectators, 150 riders, obstacles, thrills - it was all there at the Montreal Supermotocross.

The MX2 final was an all-Canadian affair with Kyle Beaton (Yamaha) from Surrey, BC winning ahead of Quebec Kawasaki rider Kaven Benoît and Brady Sheren, also from Surrey.

In the ATV final, American riders swept the podium after a hard fought battle, the win going to Chad Weinen, ahead of John Natalie and Josh Creamer.

Making its debut at the Montreal Supermotocross, the EnduroCross (EX) riders entertained the crowd during their final race. Local favorite Guy Giroux of St-Jerome, QC finished third overall behind winner Komel Nemeth from Kamloops, BC and John Dowd from Ludlow, MA.

The spectacular Freestyle contest pitted the best North American flyers against their European counterparts, with names like local rider Ben Milot, Californian Wiley (Elastic Man) Fullmer and BC natives Morgan Kaliszuk and Jeff Banks. They faced Swiss Mat Rebeaud, who holds the world record for the highest jump ever made (11 metres) and is considered one of the world's best freestyler, and Charly Pagès, the 28-year old from France who is a regular on the international competition scene.

"We had some serious competition tonight," said Ben Milot. "When Rebeaud completed his “Superman Backflip”, everybody's night was done. He is one step ahead of everyone. We had fun and the crowd loved our show."

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Endurocross rider about to check out just how unyielding those rocks are.

Photo Credit : Philippe Champoux