France Championship in Pau

18 July 2023


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Johan Gimbert wins the ‘Wild Car”.

The stakes were high on July 16, as the Supersport 600 rider in the lead at the end of the weekend’s racing won the “Wild Card”. This “Wild Card” will be awarded during the French round of the World Supersport Championship, to be held at Magny-Cours on September 8, 9 and 10. The GMT94 team will provide a team and a Yamaha R6 to enable the best 2023 rider to race with the same equipment as Valentin Debise.

Johan Gimbert, 18, is the winner. Congratulations, Johan!

A look back at the Supersport 600 race:

After qualifying in tricky weather conditions, it was Alexy Négrier who took his first Supersport pole position. Enzo de La Vega won the first race on Sunday, closely followed by Johan Gimbert and Loic Arbel. Matthieu Gregorio was forced to stop during the race due to a mechanical problem. Bartholomé Perrin finished in 5th position after a fine progression since the start of the season. He was followed by Alexy Négrier, who also had a fine race 1. Hugo Robert came in 8th.

In the second race, Johan Gimbert won, followed by Enzo De La Vega and Loïc Arbel. Hugo Robert and Bartholomé Perrin finished 6th and 7th. Alexy Négrier concluded his weekend in 13th position.

Supersport 300: Justine Pedemonte makes FSBK history.

Justine Pedemonte takes victory for the second time this season! Starting in 7th place, she overtook her rivals to climb to the very top of the podium. She is the first woman to score 2 victories in the French speed championship. At the time, only Ornella Ongaro (Nogaro 2009) and Justine (Ledenon 2023) had won. Now she’s the only woman in France! Well done!

Killian Rossignol and Arthur Marchal complete the podium.

Superbike :

Untouchable, 2014 EWC world champion with GMT94, Kenny Foray, wins both Superbike races. Martin Renaudin ranks 5th for both races and achieves his best weekend in FSBK since the start of the season.

Side car :

Peugeot/Peugeot won the first two races. In the third race, it was Wyssen/Salmon who took victory. Bravo!

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