Team Suzuki Press Office – January 21.
Thomas Ramette – SR75 World Suzuki – 1st
Cyrille Coulon – SR75 World Suzuki – 2nd
Cedric Soubeyras – FRO System Suzuki – 6th
Evgeny Bobryshev – RFX Suzuki – 7th
Reigning Champion Thomas Ramette jumped back into contention at the third round of the 2018 Power Maxed Arenacross Tour aboard his SR75 World Team Suzuki RM-Z450 at The Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK last night with victory ahead of team-mate Cyrille Coulon.
It was also a great night for other Suzuki RM-Z450-mounted teams as French Supercross Champion Cedric Soubeyras (Team FRO Systems Suzuki) – fastest qualifier on the day – raced to sixth place aboard his RM-Z450 with RFX Suzuki’s Evgeny Bobryshev taking seventh in the Pro Final.
Championship leader, Soubeyras, lined-up his Team FRO Systems Suzuki fourth on the gate for the Main Event and had a solid start. An ‘off’ in the early stages of the race saw him circulating at the back for a few laps but, ever-determined, and with the Championship clearly in his mind, he picked-up his speed and worked his way through the pack to a hard-fought sixth overall. But this left the way clear at the front for the super-smooth SR75 World Suzuki pairing of Ramette and Coulon to pull away from the field and lay claim to a spectacular one-two team finish.
Full race report and photos to follow…
Pro Main Event Result:
1: Thomas Ramette SR75 World Team Suzuki Suzuki
2: Cyrille Coulon SR75 World Team Suzuki Suzuki
3: Fabien Izoird Buildbase Honda Honda
4: Hugo Basaula Shocktech Kawasaki Kawasaki
5: Charles Le Francois Buildbase Honda Honda
6: Cedric Soubeyras Team FRO Systems Suzuki
7: Evgeny Bobryshev RFX Suzuki Suzuki
8: Julien Lebeau JK I-Fly Yamaha Racing Yamaha
9: Adrien Escoffier MVR-D St Blazey Husqvarna Husqvarna
10 : Ashley Greedy Team FRO Systems Honda
Pro Championship Positions (after 3 rounds):
1. Cedric Soubeyras, #3, France, Team FRO Systems, 52 points
2. Charles Lefrancois, #225, France, Buildbase Honda, 52
3. Fabien Izoird, #871, Buildbase Honda, 50
4. Cyrille Coulon, #7, France, SR75 World Suzuki, 47
5. Thomas Ramette, #1, France, SR75 World Suzuki, 46
6. Hugo Basaula, #8, Portugal, Shocktech Kawasaki, 45
7. Jack Brunell, #6, GB, Team Green Holeshot Kawasaki, 33
8. Dan Reardon, #122, Australia, JK I-Fly Yamaha, 27
9. Ashley Greedy, #33, GB, Team FRO Systems, 27
10. Evgeny Bobryshev, #777, Russia, RFX Suzuki, 26