The Paris Supercross has been the crown jewel of off-season international supercross races since its inception back in 1984. The event started as Europe’s introduction to supercross, bringing the brightest of American supercross superstars to French soil to enjoy the City of Lights and put on a show. The French immediately embraced the sport and, as a direct result, have produced many AMA Supercross contenders. Over the years, as the French got better indoors, the Paris race morphed into a genuine competition between the home riders and the visiting Americans. But lately it’s become something between a working vacation and a full-blown competition, as the asking price to get the very best AMA Supercross riders—American or otherwise—has grown out of the organizers’ reach. Time for a reboot.