The 2022 Paris Supercross will live on in the minds of those at Fire Power Honda for some time, as the two-night affair was extremely positive for the CRF450R-mounted duo of Ken Roczen and Justin Brayton. Roczen made his long-awaited debut in Paris, France, and was simply unstoppable in front of the passionate crowd.

There was just no stopping Roczen today. Not only was he the fastest rider in time practice and ‘Super Pole’ at the start of the program, but he then swept every single race in the three-moto format. It simply did not matter where he was at the exit of turn one; he was the quickest rider and handled each moto in a majestic fashion. 3-1-2-1-1-1 scores meant that he claimed the ‘King of Paris’ crown in his very first attempt and he did that with support from the entire Fire Power Honda effort.

Joining Roczen on the overall podium was his teammate and good friend, Justin Brayton, who showed more of his impressive speed to record 5-3-3 scores on day two. A mediocre start held him back in the first sprint, but he was clearly the third-fastest rider in the final two races of the night and deserving of third overall in the final classification. The momentum gained via that bronze medal will serve ’10’ well when he continues his fight for the Australian Supercross title at the end of the month.

Ken Roczen: “What a way to end my first weekend at the Paris Supercross! I gelled with my CRF450R from the very start of the weekend and felt great, even when the track got chewed up at the end there. Thanks to all of the fans for coming out this weekend!”
Justin Brayton: “I want to keep coming back to Paris! I love it here. The track was really challenging tonight and this was a world-class field, so I am stoked to be on the podium. Thanks to everyone in my corner for helping me get on the box!”

Images by : Thibault Photography

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