Maxime Desprey of Team Bud Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy has joined a select band of three riders who have scored back-to-back victories in the prestigious Paris-Lille (formerly Paris-Bercy) Supercross.
Only American Jeff Emig and France's David Vuillemin have ever achieved the feat previously in the 'ligth class' in the 32 year history of the event. Maxime will soon walk on the footsteps of his compatriot David Vuillemin when he crosses the Atlantic to contest the US Supercross on the West Coast next season with Team Bud Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy.
With two wins and two second positions during the four SX2 races, Maxime Desprey posted the best performance of the weekend in this class and claimed the ‘Prince of Lille’ title of the second consecutive year. On two occasions Maxime didn’t got a good start but each time he came back strongly to finish second position, even though he never took too much risks just a few days before moving to the US with his new teammate Darian Sanayei.
Maxime was a comfortable winner of the other two races. Darian, the young American who will also race for Bud in the US Supercross on the West Coast in 2016, it was the first Supercross with his new team. Fast and technical, he missed out on a good overall result as he crashed in two races; he was leading the first race on Saturday until he crashed in the whoops and then on Sunday he was again leading when he fell in the sandy section. For sure the new recruit to the team, who was eventually classified seventh overall, has great potential and he will return to Europe to contest the European MX2 series alongside Nicolas Dercourt, while Maxime will switch to a 450 Kawasaki to race the French Elite series and selected events.