We’re only a few weeks into the summer months but announcements for the offseason Supercross races around the world have begun to trickle out. One of our favorite stops, the iconic Paris/Bercy/Lille SX has been confirmed for a brand-new venue in the heart of the famous French city and now the event has confirmed four riders for the roster. American racers Cole Seely and Zach Osborne will face off against an international field that will include French stars Marvin Musquin and Dylan Ferrandis at the U Arena. The foursome and others will compete on what’s set to be the biggest track in the event’s history, as the promoters have designed a course that fills much of the floor at the soccer stadium. Lap times are predicted to be in the 45-second range, which is not far off of the pace in American rounds.
Although Osborne and Seely have competed abroad before (Osborne on the MXGP circuit, Seely in Japan), this will be the first time that the two have raced the French SX. Osborne has confirmed that he will jump up to a Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna FC 450 for the race, while Seely will stay with his Team Honda HRC CRF450R.
Ferrandis and Musquin have raced this event in recent years, and their inclusion is wildly popular with their French fans since both riders now live full-time in the United States. Musquin is the defending King of Lille-Paris, as the Red Bull KTM rider dominated the event in 2016. Ferrandis last lined up at this race in 2015, when he was a full-time competitor on the MX2 circuit.
The 2017 Paris SX will take place on November 18th and 19th at the U Arena. Check back in the coming months for more news as we draw closer to the event.