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Justin Brayton wins Supercross Torino

Record of numbers, new tricks and big names at Torino Supercross tonight. Inside the wonderful dome named PalaAlpitour the people had watched, for the first time in Italy, the making of a Front Flip, realized tonight by Davide Rossi. The Team Daboot rider closed the spectacular show of Torino Supercross and made such an incredible trick in front of the public, who remained in silence for the great emotion given by this kind of phenomenal event and then became louder and louder after the landing. This unedited trick was the last emotion of a great night full of sport, entertainment and show, that launched again the Supercross in Italy at maximum level as well as made Turin to become one of the prestigious races in the world, due to the debut of Cole Seely and the presence of a living legend like Ricky Carmichael.

Justin Brayton is the new king of Turin! The 34 years old rider from Iowa raced at his best: second placed in the first final and winner of the second final, also managed to get the victory of the SuperFinal in front of 10.000 spectators at PalaAlpitour, after a duel with his conational Cole Seely, winner of the second final, who did not reach to pass him. Jimmy Clochet is on the lowest step of the podium, behind the stars and stripes duo: he raced the Superfinal in a fantastic way, leading for 5 laps before having been passed by Brayton and Seely during the last lap. Fourth classified is Cristophe Martin, before Angelo Pellegrini: a great night for the rider from Brescia, because of his third and fourth places in the first two finals and finally fifth in the main event.

The Supercross race began with the Superpole competition, when Justin Brayton made the timekeeper register his best lap time in front of Khounsith Vongsana and Cole Seely, while fourth classified was an incredible Ricky Carmichael, who closed before Pellegrini. At the end of the two first finals, riders faced one another for a full of adrenaline 1vs1 challenge, that has been finally won by Brayton after a strong fight against his Honda American mate Seely.

The show of the Freestyle Motocross has been alternative to Supercross during the night. In particular the Californian Axel Hodges and the Australian Jarryd McNeal, made the people stay in silence on the stands for their incredible tricks, testimonials of a new generation of FMX riders. The Freestyle competition began with the Whip Rider Whip Contest, that saw the best specialists of this kind of trick jumping from the two ramps inside the dome. After a first selection, the first three riders made a final contest won by Jarryd McNeal, before Axel Hodges and the Spanish legend Edgardo Torronteras on the third step of the podium. After this initial fight, the Best Trick 24MX contest took place and was a moment of unbelievable show: all the freestylers realized their best tricks, but the final winner was Leo Fini, who closed a fantastic trick entitled “Moka Roll”, a personal version of the famous “Cali Roll”. Finally, the Team Contest between riders from Italy against the rest of the world, that won this national teams duel after an exciting battle, where both the teams strongly compete for the victory until their last jump.

 

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