Reed wins world famous Paris Supercross

Reed wins world famous Paris Supercross

Australian Supercross Champion Chad Reed

2007 Chad Reed - First Australian to win the Bercy (Paris) Supercross - By Olivier de Vaulx
2007 Chad Reed became the first Australian to win the Bercy (Paris) Supercross - Headshot - By Olivier de Vaulx

Photos:  Chad Reed (NSW, Yamaha) won all three nights at the Paris (Bercy) Supercross in France over the 9-10-11 November 2007 weekend (By Oliver de Vaulx)

Reed - first Aussie to win world famous Paris supercross

On 11 November 2007, Chad Reed from New South Wales became the first Australian to win the Paris (Bercy) Supercross – one of the world’s most famous Supercross events.

The Team Yamaha rider won all three nights of the XXV (25th) annual Paris Supercross event in France on the weekend of 9-10-11 November 2007 to be crowned the King of Bercy for 250ccc machine riders.

It was the best performance by an Australian at this prestigious event with Jeff Leisk winning a night some 18 years earlier.  And it was at the 2000 Bercy where, as an 18-year-old, Reed burst onto the international scene to stand on top of the podium in two races and showed his true potential to the world!

The Paris Supercross has a long and successful history and started in the centre of the city, at the Palais Omnisports in the area of Bercy. Massive mechanical robots bring the riders into the stadium for this magical event. And the winners list is a who’s who of the sport. 

For his comeback in the 2007 Bercy after a long break, Reed just let one race win go to his rivals during the first night. Then on the final night he walked away with the “King of Bercy” title after finishing the weekend on six points with an almost perfect score, winning all but one of his 18 races.

Fellow Yamaha rider Grant Langston (South Africa) ended the event in second overall on 14 points, while Honda’s Andrew Short (US) was third on 19.

Shorty’s US teammates Josh Grant, Justin Brayton and Michael Brown came on strong with fourth, fifth and sixth place finishes, respectively, giving the Americans the team title, ahead of the “Rest of the World” team and Team France.

25th (XXV) King of Bercy Overall Results

1. Chad Reed (AUS, Yam, 6 points)
2. Grant Langston (SA, Yam, 14 points)
3. Andrew Short (US, Hon, 19 points)
4. Josh Grant (US, Hon, 39 points)
5. Justin Brayton (US, KTM, 43 points)

1. USA (12 points)
2. Rest of World (19 points)
3. France (24 points).

2007 Paris (Bercy) Supercross, France

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