Pichon Perfect After Three

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Team Corona Suzuki's Mickael Pichon climbed to the top of thepodium at Broadford, Australia, claiming his third successive Grand Prixvictory at the third round of the World Motocross Championship.

Pichon was in top form, for the Australian round of the World Series.Fastest in both qualification sessions, he looked ever confident afterhis recent wins in Spain and Holland. After gaining the lead on thesecond lap, Pichon rode effortlessly for the rest of the race beforetaking the checkered flag...

Team-mate Josh Coppins suffered a minor problem during the early stagesof the race, but the Kiwi didn't let that interfere with his titlehopes and rode a determined race to come back to fifth position, and isnow lying only one point behind third place in the championshipstandings.

Results:1 Mickael Pichon (FRA, Corona Suzuki);2 Claudio Federici (ITA, Yamaha);3 Yves Demaria (FRA, Yamaha);4 Gordon Crockard (IRL, Honda);5 Joshua Coppins (NZL, Corona Suzuki);6 Chad Reed (AUS, Kawasaki);7 Danny Theybers (BEL, KTM);8 Paul Cooper (GBR, Yamaha);9 Jussi-Pekka Vehvilainen (FIN, Honda);10 Darryl King (NZL, Yamaha).Points:1 Mickael Pichon 75 (FRA, Corona Suzuki);2 Gordon Crockard 42;3 Claudio Federici 38;4 Joshua Coppins 37 (NZL, Corona Suzuki);5 Pit Beirer 33;6 Paul Cooper 32;7 Jussi-Pekka Vehvilainen 25;8 Danny Theybers 24;9 Yves Demaria 22;10 Chad Reed 18.
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