FMX springtime in northern France
The Pcquencourt motorshow, a little over 100 miles north of Paris, is one of the most popular auto shows and demos in France. Despite the frequently rainy and cold weather, thousands of riders and fans gather each March to admire new and custom-built bikes, caf racers, choppers, stunts, concerts, and of course the popular FMX demo. This year for the 35th anniversary of this event, more than 50,000 people came to enjoy the show. Top international riders like Andr Villa, Wes Agee, Daice Suzuki, Robbie Maddison, Jeremy Rouanet, Chris Brock and Clinton Morre thrilled the crowd. Here, Villa shows off his best Flatliner.
Wes Agee and his spectacular extensions, like this Tsunami, thrilled the Northern France crowd.
Clinton Moore's rare 360 Nac is one reason he is quickly becoming a crowd favorite.
Fans love this event because of the close proximity to the riders. They are so close, you could reach out and touch them.
Two side-by-side jumps in Pcquencourt create a lot of opportunities for dual demo riding. Here, Jeremy Rouanet extends his Rock Solid Indy in front of Robbie Maddison performing a Cliffhanger.
Feels Like Home
Rouanet may be from the other side of the country, but the crowd treated him like a hometown favorite. Here, he nails his signature one-handed underflip.
Andr Villa took a hard fall, and the blood spatters on his helmet prove it. He walked away without serious injury, fortunately, and should not lose much practice time for competition season.
Moore takes one last jump at sunset.
Moore's rising popularity was apparent by the crowds of fans he attracted in between riding sessions.
After battling several injuries, Charismatic British rider Chris Brock walked away from FMX after battling too many injuries. This year, he returned to the scene to the delight of the French crowd.
Suzuki's New Trick
There are few riders more identifiable in the air than Daice Suzuki. In France, he debuted a new trick called a "Matsuri" that includes three separate motions.
On the left, Maddison nails a Double Hart Attack to nine o'clock. On the right, Moore does a Flinstone.
Brock and Rouanet take the side-by-side jumps for two symmetrical executioners.
From left to right, Maddison, Suzuki, Moore, Rouanet and Brock thank the large crowd for their support.