The European supercross events that litter the off-season tend to attract some big names from across the Atlantic. Fortunately that includes Talon pilot Justin Brayton this weekend, as he travelled to our side of the pond for a race inside the Palexpo in Geneva.
Brayton, riding a BTO Sports KTM, was dominant from the start of day one. Already in practice he set a time more than half a second faster than his competition, thanks to some creative line choices that really put his Talon wheels to the test.
Following those daytime sessions it was onto the night show, where Brayton lined up against some of Europe’s best in heat one. The fast-starting American shot out to the early lead and eventually won by ten seconds, which is a considerable margin on a track that is only thirty seconds long. This win, of course, meant he transferred straight to the main.
That race, the main attraction, started off in a similar fashion, as Justin took the early lead and immediately established a gap. Although he made an uncharacteristic mistake towards the end, he was quick to recover and retook the lead within a couple of laps. With the fans on their feet, he then crossed the line with a one second advantage to take the main event win and cap off a perfect day.
“That was a good start to the weekend,” commented Justin. “Man that race was interesting, it was fun to race Malcolm towards the end. I bet the fans loved it! I just had a small tip over – it was an error on my part. It’s going to be a good one tomorrow night.”