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SX Tour : Our summary of the Agen Supercross !
As a partner and supplier of construction machinery, we had the opportunity to attend the event at the beginning of this summer that is the Supercross ! Below our summary in pictures and video of this evening full of sensations.
A tailor-made track to challenge pilots
Using construction machinery, Cédric Lucas and Christophe Vallejo's teams took up the challenge of terrazing and transforming a wasteland into a real SX track. The most notable feature of this track is the central tunnel, which also served as a double. For this 2019 edition, Walibi Sud-Ouest Park hosted the event and its 7,000 spectators. It was therefore in the arena nicknamed for the occasion the Walibi Arena that the drivers were able to compete in this second SX Outdoor event.
A large construction site to host such an event and its spectators
In addition to the A25 G dumpers and the Liebherr 724 bulldozer lent by Codiloc for heavy earthmoving of the runway and mounds, compactors were also used to make the soil cohesive. Of course, for this large-scale work you must use a crawler excavator such as a Liebherr R936 NLC. In addition, to maintain the track between races, you also need a skid.
Two series of drivers, SX2 and SX1 !
The competition featured drivers from two series: SX1 (450 cm3) and SX2 (250 cm3 four-stroke). That is about thirty drivers per category. Antony Bourdon, a SX2 rider who finished in 3rd position with his Honda, behind Thomas Do (2nd) with his Suzuki and Julien Roussaly with his Husqvarna in first position (and also in the ranking), was on the podium. The big winner of this SX1 final is Cédric Soubeyras, followed by Greg Aranda in second position and Valentin Teillet in third position, even if he still remains at the top of the standings.
The international freestylers were there to do the show !
To satisfy motorcycle enthusiasts and amateurs alike, the three international freestylers Taka Higashino, the Japanese, the Spanish Dany Torres and our French Jey Rouanet. The three world-famous freestyle freaks have performed a series of tricks for the pleasure of the spectators. Among the stunters, the presence of the agenais Arcam, who performed figures on the handlebars of a 300-kilogram Harley, should be noted. In terms of entertainment, the organisers were able to respond by setting up a concert stage and numerous food and drink stands that could satisfy the spectators thanks to the hosts and volunteers of the Supercross. The evening ended on a high note with a fireworks display over Walibi.
Many events to come in the SX tour !
The 2019 SX Tour French Championship is only in its second round, which could significantly change the current ranking. After the Supercross in Clermont Ferrand and Agen, the next outdoor events will take place at La Tremblade on August 14 and at the Supercross de l'Yonne on September 7 in Brienon. This winter, it will be the turn of the indoor events at La défense Arena on November 9 & 10. Then in Barcelona on November 23rd. Followed by Lyon on 29 and 30 November, Geneva on 6 and 7 December and finally the last event in Amnéville on 13 and 14 December. We invite you to consult the SX tour calendar for more information.
Which machines to build and maintain a Cross course ?
Designing or modernizing a track is exciting and necessary to satisfy club members, but it is sometimes difficult to have such a structure built by a professional earthmover. It is necessary to create tables, whoops, and this with public work equipment such as a tracked loader. The challenge of this project is above all to create a track with a coherent layout, respecting the length and height of the tables but also the location of the raised bends.
Do you need earthmoving equipment for the construction of a track? We have heavy equipment such as a Liebherr PR726 bulldozer. Other very useful second-hand public works equipment are articulated dumpers and loaders, which are essential for transporting soil and materials.
Do you need second-hand parts for your runway earthmoving machine ?
Leader in second-hand spare parts, we have many parts and equipment for all professionals. Like rippers to decompact on the back of your bulldozer. We are like a scrap of public works equipment, which allows us to offer companies original parts for different machines and brands like used excavators Hitachi tires. Take advantage of the best second-hand prices on our set of hydraulic motors and water radiators.
Already a partner at the Supercross held at Armandie Stadium in 2017, it is with great pleasure that we participated in this year's edition, as a partner but also as a spectator.