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Team Issue: Benoit Paturel

Large problems at BOS.

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Pundits typically beg those within this industry to be more open when it comes to things that occur behind the scenes. BOS KTM, a new team in the FIM Motocross World Championship, have done exactly that though and taken to social media to explain the issues that they have encountered with Benoit Paturel.

The post, which is below, is written in poor English, but it is quite clear what is going on. It seems as though BOS are struggling to drag Benoit Paturel out to the same test sessions as Jordi Tixier, as the rider and his crew have decided that things are not working for him. Now, interestingly, they end by stating that they “will do everything we can to get out of this situation as soon as possible,” so it is likely that the team will enter the season with just a single rider. The plot thickens further.

Current rumours suggest that Benoit Paturel is attempting to jump into the fill-in slot at Team HRC, as Brian Bogers will not be ready for the Grand Prix of Patagonia-Argentina. If Paturel does get out of his BOS KTM deal, which appears to be the case, then it is most likely that he ends up there. What happens when his services are no longer required in that fill-in role though? This really is a messy situation.

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Benoit Paturel has had a turbulent time thus far this off-season.

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The post that the BOS KTM team shared can be found below. Seeing as they are a French team, you will have to push through the broken English.

Sorry for the little information on our second pilot but, for now, tests are only performed with Jordi Tixier and some test riders,” they wrote. Indeed, we have still not convinced Benoit Paturel to train and test our machines in good conditions. After a few days of rolling Benoit and his entourage decided that the 450F (world champion) and the part-cycle did not suit him, without any discussion. This is a very big disappointment , as you can imagine, for all the members of the team, especially knowing the time chrono made by Jordi right now at RedSand MX Park.

But the rule is simple in MXGP: No training and no testing equals zero results. It’s too late now to go back. The investment granted by the team to take Benoit was therefore and we were wrong that helping a driver [with his] back to the wall would be a positive option for everyone. It’s not…

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Benoit Paturel won just two motos as an MX2 rider.

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We will do everything we can to get out of this situation as soon as possible, to avoid disrupting the season of Jordi Tixier and the service to our customers,” the team continued. “Our return to MX has made it possible to get to know our technology and the first pilots are satisfied, in the sand as on the earth. We have to keep going, we won’t get anything!

We will have more on this developing story as soon as news filters through. Both Benoit Paturel and BOS KTM has been contacted for further information.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy Media/Ray Archer

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BREAKING NEWS: MX Lacapelle Marival Cancelled

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The first round of the French Elite Championship scheduled this weekend at Lacapelle Marival has been cancelled
Due to terrible weather conditions today and an even worse weather forecast for this weekend, the event’s jury (members of the club and delegates of the French Fédération) announced a few minutes ago that the event is cancelled.

The first round of the Championship will take place on March 16-17 in Basly (near Caen)

There was an impressive entry list for the event. It will be interesting to see if any riders go to the Hawkstone International this weekend.

MXGP

1 Valentin GUILLOD
20 Gregory ARANDA
24 Kevin HORGMO
34 Bogdan KRAJEWSKI
57 Pierre GOUPILLON
61 Pako DESTERCQ
72 Lucas IMBERT
91 Jeremy SEEWER
93 Jago GEERTS
101 Mattia GUADAGNINI
109 Antoine BORDRON
131 Adrien MALAVAL
141 Maxime DESPREY
183 Tim EDBERG
193 Tanguy PROST
576 Dorian MARTINEZ
725 Antonin MILLE
752 Julien PELLETIER
783 Enzo TORIANI
831 Brice MAYLIN
959 Maxime RENAUX
971 Tino BASSO

MX2

8 Camden MC LELLAN
11 Calvin FONVIEILLE
14 Arnaud AUBIN
19 Sacha COENEN
31 Tom GUYON
41 Nicolas DUHAMEL
47 Karlis REISULIS
55 Mathis BARTHEZ
74 Kay DE WOLF
95 Enzo CASAT
111 Mikkel HAARUP
132 Andrea BONACORSI
133 Tom CANEELE
140 Nike KORSBECK
172 Mathys BOISRAME
198 Thibault BENISTANT
214 Nicolas VENNEKENS
220 Toni GIORGESSI
226 Arthur STEFFEN
240 Johan BRIAND
268 Thibault MAUPIN
287 Lisandru TORRE
317 Mathis VALIN
319 Quentin Marc PRUGNIERES
324 Maxime CHARLIER
389 Jules PIETRE
411 Nicolas DERCOURT
425 Emile DE BAERE
430 Ivano VAN ERP
446 Adrien PETIT
451 Julius MIKULA
507 Simon DESMICHEL
575 Kevan SCHILLINGER
589 Kiliann POLL
598 Ethan LEPIGEON
619 Hugo STIENNES
640 Jules ALMAYRAC
642 Jules AMMER
708 Kivers LEFEBVRE
712 Pierrick CASTAN
720 Ilann WERLE
747 Maximin MILLE
772 Janis Martins REISULIS
790 Victor MAURESA
798 Arnaud COLSON
816 Tennessee CARRIE
857 Hugo VAUTHIER
867 Rasmus MOEN
895 Francois RIGOLLOT
925 Mathis DECLEMY
960 Lucas COENEN
978 Enzo ROZE

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Injury Update: Liam Everts suffers a broken thumb and will miss the start of the MX2 season

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Disaster has struck for Liam Everts, as the Red Bull KTM star fell during training in Grevenbroich on Wednesday and suffered a fracture in his thumb. He underwent surgery on Thursday and looks set to miss the start of the MX2 World Championship on March 10 in Argentina – as per Motocrossplanet via Het Belang Van Limburg.

Having impressed last season on his way to winning three GPs and finishing fourth in the title standings, this is a huge blow for the MX2 title contender. We wish him all the best for his recovery. 

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Entry List and Schedule: French Elite Round 1 – Lacapelle Marival

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Check out the entry list and schedule for the French Elite opener at Lacapelle Marival.

MXGP

1 Valentin GUILLOD
20 Gregory ARANDA
24 Kevin HORGMO
34 Bogdan KRAJEWSKI
57 Pierre GOUPILLON
61 Pako DESTERCQ
72 Lucas IMBERT
91 Jeremy SEEWER
93 Jago GEERTS
101 Mattia GUADAGNINI
109 Antoine BORDRON
131 Adrien MALAVAL
141 Maxime DESPREY
183 Tim EDBERG
193 Tanguy PROST
576 Dorian MARTINEZ
725 Antonin MILLE
752 Julien PELLETIER
783 Enzo TORIANI
831 Brice MAYLIN
959 Maxime RENAUX
971 Tino BASSO

MX2

8 Camden MC LELLAN
11 Calvin FONVIEILLE
14 Arnaud AUBIN
19 Sacha COENEN
31 Tom GUYON
41 Nicolas DUHAMEL
47 Karlis REISULIS
55 Mathis BARTHEZ
74 Kay DE WOLF
95 Enzo CASAT
111 Mikkel HAARUP
132 Andrea BONACORSI
133 Tom CANEELE
140 Nike KORSBECK
172 Mathys BOISRAME
198 Thibault BENISTANT
214 Nicolas VENNEKENS
220 Toni GIORGESSI
226 Arthur STEFFEN
240 Johan BRIAND
268 Thibault MAUPIN
287 Lisandru TORRE
317 Mathis VALIN
319 Quentin Marc PRUGNIERES
324 Maxime CHARLIER
389 Jules PIETRE
411 Nicolas DERCOURT
425 Emile DE BAERE
430 Ivano VAN ERP
446 Adrien PETIT
451 Julius MIKULA
507 Simon DESMICHEL
575 Kevan SCHILLINGER
589 Kiliann POLL
598 Ethan LEPIGEON
619 Hugo STIENNES
640 Jules ALMAYRAC
642 Jules AMMER
708 Kivers LEFEBVRE
712 Pierrick CASTAN
720 Ilann WERLE
747 Maximin MILLE
772 Janis Martins REISULIS
790 Victor MAURESA
798 Arnaud COLSON
816 Tennessee CARRIE
857 Hugo VAUTHIER
867 Rasmus MOEN
895 Francois RIGOLLOT
925 Mathis DECLEMY
960 Lucas COENEN
978 Enzo ROZE

Sunday Schedule

7.45 MX2 Group A Free Practice

8.05 MX2 Group B Free Practice

8.25 MXGP Group A Free Practice

8.45 MXGP Group B Free Practice

9.14 MX2 Group A Timed Practice

9.44 MX2 Group B Timed Practice

10.14 MXGP Group A Timed Practice

10.44 MXGP Group B Timed Practice

13.40 MX2 Moto One

14.30 MXGP Moto One

16.15 MX2 Moto Two

17.05 MXGP Moto Two

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