2009 Bercy Supercross Results

November 2, 2009
JC Hilderbrand
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San Manuel rider James Stewart dominated the first two days of the 2009 Bercy Supercross in Paris only to sit out the final round on Sunday finishing second overall. Instead, the King of Bercy title went to fellow American Justin Brayton aboard the Joe Gibbs Racing Yamaha.

The format for the 27th annual Bercy Supercross varied slightly from previous years in that there were three separate races per night: the Superpole, an American race and the main event. The Superpole pitted racers against the clock for a hot lap like they do in AMA EnduroCross qualifying. The American race narrowed the field down through a series of three races (five laps, four laps, three laps) dropping the bottom five each time out ending with a three-lap, four-rider format. Finally, the main event was a traditional 15-lap race. 

James Stewart - Bercy Supercross 2009
In 2008, James Stewart made a clean sweep of the events at Bercy Supercross adding the crown to his list of achievements, but he would miss out on the 2009 title.

Day 1: 
James Stewart proved to be the man to beat on the opening night with victories in the Superpole and American races. The main event got off to a rough start with a red flag after veteran Steve Boniface crashed hard with an extra handful of throttle over the finish line jump. Boniface was hospitalized for a broken jaw, wrist and ankle and as well as some internal injuries.

At the restart, it was Stewart who grabbed the lead with Brayton and KTM’s Marvin Musquin behind all the way to the checkers. Kawasaki’s Gregory Aranda and Suzuki’s Fabien Izoird rounded out the top-five in front of their home crowd.

Day 1 Results:
Superpole:
1. James Stewart (Yamaha)
2. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
3. Greg Aranda (Kawasaki)
4. Fabien Izoird (Suzuki)
5. Coulon (Suzuki)

American Race:
1. James Stewart (Yamaha)
2. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
3. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
4. Greg Aranda (Kawasaki)
5. Steve Boniface (Honda)

Main Event:
1. James Stewart (Yamaha)
2. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
3. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
4. Greg Aranda (Kawasaki)
5. Fabien Izoird (Suzuki)

Day 2:
With his home fans cheering him on, Frenchman Musquin

Marvin Musquin was the hometown favorite on his KTM.
Racing on his home turf, Frenchman Marvin Musquin made a strong effort for the crown on his KTM.

took second-place behind Stewart with Brayton finishing in third ahead of Honda’s Matt Boni and Izoird. Stewart suffered a minor setback by finishing third in the Superpole earlier in the evening, but by the end of the day, it appeared Stewart was on course to repeat his 2008 victory of sweeping the main events in all three days. After Saturday’s wins, an elated Stewart said, “It’s always great to come to Bercy, the crowd is awesome and they treat me so well over here. Last year I just changed to Yamaha and I wanted to prove for myself the Yamaha was the right pick, I was still getting used to the bike and it was more a matter of having fun and enjoying the show. This year there is no pressure for this race, I even started too relaxed in the practice. After I got back to business and it went a lot better from then on.”

“The new Yamaha is awesome, it is very different but I had a good feeling since the first day and we have already found some comfortable base settings for the bike,” he added. “I’m working to get ready for Anaheim 1 in January now; we still have a long way to go but we will be ready.”

Day 2 Results:
Superpole:
1. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
2. Greg Aranda (Kawasaki)
3. James Stewart (Yamaha)
4. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
5. Fabien Izoird (Suzuki)

American Race:
1. James Stewart (Yamaha)
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
3. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
4. Matt Boni (Honda)
5. Josh Hill (Yamaha)

Main Event:
1. James Stewart (Yamaha)
2. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
3. Greg Aranda (Kawasaki)
4. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
5. Fabien Izoird (Suzuki)

King of Bercy 2009 podium
Finishing on the podium is Greg Aranda, James Stewart and newly crowned King Justin Brayton.

Day 3:
After winning the first two formats, but before the start of the main event, Stewart opted to sit out after complaining of sickness and dizzy spells thought to be food poisoning. However, Yamaha had another ace in the hole in the form of Josh Hill. The former factory pilot who will contest the AMA series as Stewart’s teammate, took first in the main event. Hill was followed by the French contingency of Aranda, Musquin and Izoird. Brayton finished fifth on the night but was able to best Stewart’s combined total by two points and snare the King of Bercy title.

Day 3 Results:
Superpole:
1. James Stewart (Yamaha)
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
3. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
4. Greg Aranda (Kawasaki)
5. Fabien Izoird (Suzuki)

American Race:
1. James Stewart (Yamaha)
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
3. Josh Hill (Yamaha)
4. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
5. Fabien Izoird (Suzuki)

King of Bercy 2009 - Justin Brayton
The new King of Bercy 2009 is Joe Gibbs Yamaha’s Justin Brayton.

Main Event:
1. Josh Hill (Yamaha)
2. Greg Aranda (Kawasaki)
3. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
4. Fabien Izoird (Suzuki)
5. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)

King of Bercy 2009:
1. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
2. James Stewart (Yamaha)
3. Greg Aranda (Kawasaki)
4. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
5. Fabien Izoird (Suzuki)
6. Josh Hill (Yamaha)
7. Nicky Wey (Kawasaki)
8. Matt Boni (Honda)
9. Christophe Martin (Husqvarna)
10. Davide degli Espoti (Suzuki)