The List: Bercy-Lille Winners

The List Bercy-Lille Winners

November 11, 2015 10:20am

We are smack dab in the middle of European supercross season. The inaugural event in Bulgaria kicked things off, with BTOSports.com KTM’s Justin Brayton claiming the win. Genova (aka Genoa) ran last weekend, with Brayton winning the Superfinal and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb winning the SX1 overall. There have also been races in Holland and Germany, with more coming throughout the next two months.

But, the biggest one of them all is this weekend. Soaked in tradition, Bercy Supercross has long been the golden standard for European supercross. Until last year, the event was held in Bercy, just next to Paris, before moving down the road to Lille due to stadium renovations. Regardless of the move, you can expect the usual fare: crazy opening ceremonies, tight racing, and an unbeatable atmosphere. 

This year, James Stewart, who won the event in 2008, returns to lead a star-studded cast that includes Christophe Pourcel, Weston Peick, Romain Febvre, Cooper Webb, Malcolm Stewart, Shaun Simpson, Dylan Ferrandis, Jordi Tixier, Valentin Guillod, and more.

Here's our annual rundown of stats from the granddaddy of the Euro SX scene.

Past Champions at Bercy

2014 Bercy XXXII Eli Tomac USA Honda
2013 Bercy XXXI Justin Barcia USA Honda
2012 Bercy XXX Jake Weimer USA Kawasaki
2011 Bercy XXIX Kyle Chisholm USA Yamaha
2010 Bercy XXVIII Justin Barcia USA Honda
2009 Bercy XXVII Justin Brayton USA Yamaha
2008 Bercy XXVI James Stewart USA Yamaha
2007 Bercy XXV Chad Reed AUS Yamaha
2006 Bercy XXIV Christophe Pourcel FRA Kawasaki
2005 Bercy XXIII Andrew Short USA Honda
2004 Bercy XXII Andrew Short USA Honda
2003 Bercy XXI David Vuillemin FRA Yamaha
2002 Bercy XX Grant Langston ZA KTM
2001 Bercy XIX David Vuillemin - King of Bercy FRA Yamaha
    Broc Sellards - Prince of Bercy USA KTM
2000 Bercy XVIII David Vuillemin - King of Bercy FRA Yamaha
    Justin Buckelew - Prince of Bercy USA Yamaha
1999 Bercy XVII David Vuillemin - King of Bercy FRA Yamaha
    Rodrig Thain  FRA KTM
1998 Bercy XVI Larry Ward - King of Bercy USA Suzuki
    Nick Wey - Prince of Bercy USA Kawasaki
1997 Bercy XV Jeff Emig - King of Bercy USA Kawasaki
    David Vuillemin - Prince of Bercy FRA Yamaha
1996 Bercy XIV Ryan Hughes - King of Bercy USA Kawasaki
    David Vuillemin - Prince of Bercy FRA Yamaha
1995 Bercy XIII Jeremy McGrath - King of Bercy USA Honda
    David Pingree - Prince of Bercy USA Kawasaki
1994 Bercy XII Mike LaRocco - King of Bercy USA Kawasaki
1993 Bercy XI Jeremy McGrath - King of Bercy USA Honda
    Mickael Pichon - Prince of Bercy FRA Honda
1992 Bercy X Jeff Stanton - King of Bercy USA Honda
    Doug Henry - Prince of Bercy USA Honda
1991 Bercy IX Jean-Michel Bayle - King of Bercy FRA Honda
    Jeff Emig - Prince of Bercy USA Yamaha
1990 Bercy VIII Jean-Michel Bayle - King of Bercy FRA Honda
    Jeff Emig - Prince of Bercy USA Yamaha
1989 Bercy VII Ricky Johnson USA Honda
1988 Bercy VI Jeff Ward USA Kawasaki
1987 Bercy V Ricky Johnson USA Honda
1986 Bercy IV David Bailey USA Honda
1985 Bercy III Johnny O'Mara USA Honda
1984 Bercy II Johnny O'Mara (December, 1984) USA Honda
1984 Bercy I David Bailey (March, 1984) USA Honda 
Kyle Chisholm won the event in 2011.
Kyle Chisholm won the event in 2011. photo: Sarah Gutierrez

All-Time Main-Event Wins

As we figured out last year, we are terrible at translating from French. But, we think, we finally nailed it down this year. If not, please let us know in the comments.

Below is the all-time Bercy main-event wins list. This list includes both 250/450 and 125/250 races, and the event runs several per weekend. As you can see, David Vuillemin has had the most wins at the event. Here are some other cool stats from the lists:

-  An American won the first seven King of Bercy crowns before France’s Jean-Michel Bayle won in 1990. No shocker that JMB broke through first; that’s what he did everywhere else, too.

-  An American has won the King of Bercy title a record twenty-three times. France is second with seven wins.

- David Vuillemin has a record four King of Bercy titles.

- Vuillemin and Jeff Emig are tied for most Prince of Bercy titles (two).

- Vuillemin won a record three straight Bercy crowns from 1999-2001.

- An American has won the last seven King of Bercy titles.

- The last non-American rider to win King of Bercy was Chad Reed in 2007.

- Only twice (Reed in 2007 and Grant Langston in 2002) has a non-American or non-French rider won King of Bercy.

- Andrew Short (2004-2005) was the last rider to go back to back as King of Bercy.

- This year will feature two past King of Bercy Champions: James Stewart and Christophe Pourcel.

- After sweeping all four main events last year, Eli Tomac moved into a tie with Racer X’s own David Pingree with six Bercy wins. Tomac will not compete this year due to shoulder surgery. Ping can hold on to past glory for at least one more year.

David Vuillemin, a Frenchman, has won the most King of Bercy titles.
David Vuillemin, a Frenchman, has won the most King of Bercy titles. photo: Moto Verte

VINGT SUCCES (Twenty wins)

Rider Year  Class Number of Wins
David Vuillemin 1995 125 1
  1996 125 3
  1997 125 5
  1999 250 1
  2000 250 6
  2001 250 1
  2003 125 1
  2006 MX2 2

SEIZE SUCCES

Rider Year  Class Number of Wins
Jeremy McGrath 1991 125 3
  1993 250 2
  1994 250 1
  1995 250 2
  1996 250 1
  1997 250 1
  1998 250 1
  1999 250 5
The King of Supercross was King of Bercy in 1993 and '95.
The King of Supercross was King of Bercy in 1993 and '95. photo: Moto Verte

NEUF SUCCESS

Rider Year  Class Number of Wins
Rodrig Thain 1999 125 3
  2000 125 1
  2001 125 5

HUIT SUCCES

Rider Year  Class Number of Wins
James Stewart 2009 Open 2
  2008 Open 

SEPT SUCCES

Rider Year  Class Number of Wins
Larry Ward 1989 250 1
  1991 250 1
  1995 250 1
  1996 250 1
  1998 250 3
       
Andrew Short 2003 125 1
  2004 MX2 3
  2005 MX2
Before winning the Sofia Supercross this year, Justin Brayton won in Bercy in 2009.
Before winning the Sofia Supercross this year, Justin Brayton won in Bercy in 2009. photo: Sarah Gutierrez

SIX SUCCES

Rider Year  Class Number of Wins
David Pingree 1995 125 5
  1996 125 1
Eli Tomac 2011 Open 1
  2012 Open 1
  2014 Open

CINQ SUCCES

Rider Year  Class Number of Wins
Jean-Michel Bayle 1990 250 3
  1991 250 1
  1992 250 1
       
Justin Buckelew 2000 125 5
       
Ricky Johnson 1985 250 1
  1987 250 2
  1988 250 1
  1989 250 1
       
Justin Barcia 2010 Open 2
  2011 Open  1
  2013 Open 
David Bailey was the first King of Bercy.
David Bailey was the first King of Bercy. photo: Moto Verte

QUATRE SUCCES

Rider Year  Class Number of Wins
Ernesto Fonseca 1999 125 4
       
Jeff Stanton 1990 250 1
  1992 250 2
  1993 250 1
       
Ivan Tedesco 2001 250 4
       
Nick Wey 1998 125

TROIS SUCCES

Rider Year Class Number of Wins
Doug Henry 1992 125 2
  1994 250 1
       
Damon Huffman 1996 250 1
  1997 250 2
       
Ryan Hughes 1993 125 3
       
Johnny O'Mara 1984 250 (Bercy I) 1
  1984 250 (Bercy II) 1
  1985 250 1
       
Chad Reed 2007 Open  3
       
Edgar Torronteras 1998 125 3

DEUX SUCCES

Rider Year  Class Number of Wins
Johnny Aubert 1998 125 2
       
David Bailey 1984 250 (Bercy I) 1
  1986 250 1
       
Damon Bradshaw 1989 250 1
  1991 250 1
       
Jeff Emig 1997 250 2
       
Stefan Everts 1990 125 2
       
Grant Langston 2002 125 1
  2003 125 1
       
Nathan Ramsey  1997 125 1
  1999 125 1
       
Robbie Reynard 1998 250 2
       
Stephane Roncada  1996 125 1
  1997 125 1
       
Jeff Ward 1986 250 1
  1987 250 1
       
Jake Weimer  2012 Open 
Americans took the podium in 2012.
Americans took the podium in 2012. photo: Cudby

UN SUCCES

Rider Year  Class Number of Wins
Greg Albertyn 1990 125 1
Gregory Aranda 2010 Open 1
Buddy Antunez 1992 125 1
Trey Canard 2013 Open 1
Nicolas Charlier 1997 125 1
Kyle Chisholm 2011 Open 1
Guy Cooper 1988 250 1
Mike Craig 1990 125 1
Craig Decker  1996 125 1
Yves Demaria 1991 125 1
Micky Dymond 1986 250 1
Broc Glover 1984 250 1
Chris Gosselaar 2002 125 1
Mike LaRocco 1994 250 1
Ron Lechien 1988 250 1
Jeff Leisk  1989 250 1
Casey Lytle 1999 125 1
Brett Metcalfe 2000 125 1
Marvin Musquin 2009 Open 1
Christophe Pourcel 2006 MX2 1
Travis Preston 2002 125 1
Scott Sheak  1997 125 1
Eric Sorby 2000 125 1