Pichon victory makes history in Sweden
Mickael Pichon became the most successful French rider in GP history when he took his 21st Grand Prix win in Uddevalla, Sweden at the weekend in the 250cc class.
Local hero Kenneth Gundersen got the hole-shot, but it was the usual suspects of Pichon, Josh Coppins and Fred Bolley who took up the challenge. Gundersen faded under the pressure and gave up fourth to Pit Beirer but held off Jamie Dobb for fifth place.
This is Pichon’s fifth successive win and his haul of wins exceeds the previous record of 20 by Sebastien Tortelli. Pichon’s season has been near-perfect, only his fourth place at the European round in Germany ‘spoiling’ his string of victories. He leads Coppins by 30 points with four rounds remaining.
1)M Pichon 2)J Coppins 3)F Bolley 4)P Beirer 5)K Gundersen 6)J Dobb 7)J Auchert 8)A Chiodi 9)G Crockard 10)M Kovalainen 11)M Lalloz 12)J Cepelak 13)P Jarvela 14)C Beggi 15)C Martin…17)C Nunn…29)J Morris
1)S Everts 2)J Smerts 3)M Bervoets 4)J Garcia Vico 5)B Jorgensen 6)A Bartolini 7)J Lindhe 8)J Noble 9)T Bethys 10)D Theybers 11)R Jelen 12) P Johansson 13)S Flockhart 14)M Kadlecek 15)A Leok …16)M Jones…19)M Huclebridge 21)C Burnham
Everts leads the championship by 30 points from fellow Belgian Marnicq Bervoets with four rounds remaining with Javier Carcia Vico in third.
1)B Townley 2)S Ramon 3)A Puzar 4)M Maschio 5)L Seguy 6)K Strijbos 7)P Dupasquier 8)M de Reuvier 9)P Caps 10)S Sword 11)T Parker 12)T Rattray 13)S Guidetty 14)J Dobes 15)M Dorsch…21)B Mackenzie …26)T Church
Alessandro Puzar has narrowed the gap on leader Mickael Maschio to three points with four rounds left. Steve Ramon in third, level on points with Patrick Caps, though Ramon takes the place by virtue of more wins. Again, there are four rounds left.