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Brou, France.

This monochrome Jack Burnicle photo says a lot about GP motocross. Itís taken at Brou, where we had the French 500 GP in 1990. Brou is an awesome track. Amazing natural hills and jumps. French GPs always attracted huge, enthusiastic crowds and the tracks were always spectacular.

This downhill double was tricky as it got very rutted and the take off itself was in a hollow so it was awkward to get aligned. Paul Cooper crashed here badly in the nineties.

Funny, because in 1990 we still, officially, had an FIM ban on double jumps. Doubles were still found though, and this is clearly one of them. It did seem that if a certain two of the top riders could do them OK then the jumps were left alone.

The remaining shots of Brou from the air make you realise just what a spectacular place it is.

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