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Meeting with the Enduro champion, Cedric Melotte
I saw my father riding. I got my first bike when I was 4 and I turned pro at 15, when I competed in my first Grand Prix. While on bicycle, I had trouble finding my balance, but on the motorcycle, I went right straight away.
How to become a champion?
You always have to start again, train every day. Race after race, you forge yourself a riding style, a physical condition, a character, your own identity. Then you reach a plateau around the 10th place. One day, you will be on the podium and you’ll ask yourself what has changed. I always trained. Year after year, I improved. When my turn to win arrived, I did not understand why. It was necessarily the consequence of work and everything that had happened before. There’s certainly talent and also luck. The luck factor is important. With 40 riders rearing to compete, ’tickets’ are expensive.
What do you think about road bikes?
What is your current bike?
I ride a WRF made available by the Yamaha team with which I am 2nd in the Championship of Belgium of Enduro, within two points of the first, Cédric Kremer. This bike is fun to ride without getting carried away.
Enduro Vs Cross: what do you think?
What is your gear?
During your escapades in Piedmont, what are the challenges for the participants and for you?
Belgazelles team wins the Rallye des Gazelles 2012 – Quad/Moto
Simeon to finish 2011 with best result of the season
Xavier Simeon finished the Generali GP de la Communitat Valenciana today in 8th position, his best result of his rookie season in the Moto2 world championship. The 22 year old had a strong weekend all together and after he qualified 8th yesterday he could defend his position and finished 8th, which secured him another 8 points for the championship.
Clément Desalle 3rd MX1 2011 Championship!
Clément Desalle claims the 3rd place in the final ranking of 2011 MX1 Championship. This is a great success for the Belgian considering that Clément was incapable of participating in the last 3 races because of an injury sustained in the Belgian Championship.
We wish him an excellent recovery and a great 2012 season.
Best Race Result Of 11th Place For Xavier Simeon In Japan
Xavier Simeon finished the Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi in impressive 11th place despite strong stomach pain that occurred mid-race.
The 22 year old battled his way through the field after starting the race in 16th position. Unfortunately from lap 16 on he experienced strong stomach pain that prevent him from improving any further than 11th. Nevertheless the Belgian is happy with his progress this weekend and with the fantastic work of his Tech3 B Team. Once again he could prove the competitive package he has with the Mistral 610 bike.
The concentration is now on the next round of the Moto2 championship that will take place in two weeks time at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia.
Xavier Simeon, 11th – 5 points: “The 11th place is my best race result so far this season and I am very happy. My target was a Top 10 finish and I just missed out on that, but I am happy with the progress we made this weekend. My speed was very fast. Unfortunately I experienced strong stomach pain from lap 16 or 17 on and I could not maintain my rhythm with that or fight any harder than I did. My team did a great job this weekend and we made another step into the right direction. Now we have to concentrate to improve further also in Australia for the next race and the next step forward.”
Herve Poncharal, Team Manager: “I am really happy for Xavier. He rode a good race today at the Twin Ring Motegi. Unfortunately he suffered from some stomach pain that did not allow him to go any further up. I am sure he could have finished in the Top 10, but 11th is a fantastic result and I am really happy with the Tech3 B Team and I am happy RTL Belgium is getting a decent result for all their great support. The Mistral 610 is a competitive package and we are delighted with the progress Xavier makes with it.”
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