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Copppins and Ramon win Moto Cross Grand Prix in France

Published: 13 June 2007

Updated: 24 November 2014

Joshua Coppins leads the MX1 championship following victory at the French Grand Prix at the weekend.

The Yamaha rider led all the way at the St Jean d’Angely circuit in the seventh round of the championship.  

The track was hard-packed and recorded impressive lap times in the heat with the top 20 riders split by just two seconds in practice.

The Kawasaki team struggled through the emotion, since Team Manager Jan de Groot passed away last Monday to see their riders, Billy Mackenzie and Tanel Leok recording top 10 places in both races.

Mackenzie was second behind Coppins before the Scot landed heavily and damaged his front wheel with David Philippaerts, and Steve Ramon soon getting the better of him to put him down in fifth.

In race two it was Suzuki’s Steve Ramon who came out on top in front of Coppins.

Kawasaki’s Leok was the third placed man, after starting fron pole, with his teammate, Mackenzie, fourth in front of the 28,000 spectators.

Coppins now leads the championship by 90 points following the weekend's races.


Race 1
1. Joshua Coppins Yamaha
2. David Philippaerts KTM
3. Steve Ramon Suzuki
4. Sebastien Pourcel Kawasaki
5. Billy Mackenzie Kawasaki
6. Tanel Leok Kawasaki

Race 2
1. Steve Ramon Suzuki
2. Joshua Coppins Yamaha
3. Tanel Leok Kawasaki
4. Billy Mackenzie Kawasaki
5. David Phillipaerts KTM

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