JORDI TIXIER WARMS UP FOR PARIS-BERCY AT GENOVA SX SUPERBOWL
Red Bull KTM factory rider Jordi Tixier had his first night out on the KTM 350 SX-F at the Genova SX Superbowl and finished a solid overall fifth competing against some of the top US riders.
It was a good warm-up for the KTM factory rider and MX2 Vice World Champion just one week before riding in front of his home crowd at the Paris-Bercy Supercross.
Jordi Tixier qualified fifth in the SX1 class to advance to the main event and was then fourth in the Super Pole. On his KTM 350 SX-F he finished seventh in his first heat after a crash at the beginning of the race and then again just before the flag drop. He fared better in the second heat to pick up a sixth place for a total of 19 points and overall fifth for the night on a track that was at times slippery and stony in some of the corners.
Jordi Tixier: “It was a fun night and good training for next weekend in Paris-Bercy. I’m looking forward to riding in front of my home fans next weekend.”
Another highlight for the Italian fans was a close up and personal encounter with their hero, seven-times World Champion, Red Bull KTM’s Tony Cairoli, who was a big attraction at the well-visited KTM stand.
Results Final 1 Genova SX Superbowl 2013
1. Trey Canard (USA), Honda, 11:10.308 min
2. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda, +1.879 sec
3. Will Hahn (USA), Honda, +29.800
4. Cedric Soubeyras (FRA), Honda, +34.738
5. Cyrille Coulon (FRA), Suzuki, +55.311
7. Jordi Tixier (FRA), KTM, +1 lap
Results Final 2 Genova SX Superbowl 2013
1. Barcia, +11:02.853 min
2. Canard, +2.642 sec
3. Hahn, +30.941
4. Matteo Bonini (ITA), Kawasaki, +48.391
5. P.J. Larsen (USA), Honda, +1 lap
6. Tixier, +1 lap
Overall Results Genova SX Superbowl 2013
1. Barcia, 37 points
2. Canard, 37
3. Hahn, 30
4. Larsen, 21
5. Tixier, 19