In one of the most important “off-season” supercross races leading up to the 2002 AMA Supercross series, Yamaha’s David Vuilleman dominated Jeremy McGrath (Yamaha) over three nights of racing, winning all six 250 main events. He was clearly faster than McGrath on the Bercy track, setting the pace in practice, and winning every single heat, semi-final and final that he entered. McGrath finished second overall in the 250 class.
In the 125 class, KTM’s Brock Sellards won the overall.
As the 250 champion, Vuillemin is crowned King of Bercy, while Sellards is Prince of Bercy. For all the details, visit mx2k.com (which has both a French and an English site).
Australian Chad Reed, who will ride a Yamaha 125 in the U.S. next year, competed in the 250 class at Bercy. He was very fast, beating Jeremy McGrath in more than one main event, but he broke a bone in his leg (or his foot, depending on the report you read) on the third evening of this three-day event.
By the way, Vuillemin also dominated last year’s Bercy supercross over McGrath, but struggled during the AMA Supercross series that followed — a series dominated by Ricky Carmichael, then with Kawasaki (now with Honda).