In Steven Frossard’s impressive debut year in MX1 in 2011, he captured wins in Sweden and France and five podiums - including one in his maiden outing in Bulgaria - on his run to second place in the overall standings. However, he was unable to build on his early success the following year - after taking a podium result in the opening round in 2012, he ruptured knee ligaments in practice in Bulgaria a few weeks later. Prior to his success in MX1, he had spent several years plying his trade in MX2 with steadily improving results. In 2007 he finished 26th overall, in 2008 tenth, and in 2009 he finished sixth. In 2010, his final year in the competition before switching to MX1, he won the GP of Sweden and finished third overall. Growing up near Lyon in France, Steven took time to make a splash in his native country where the motocross scene was sizzling with young talent. He didn’t claim his first junior title until the age of 18 but thereafter his progress was rapid, sealing the adult Elite Championship just three years later. His fearless riding style was demonstrated in his very first World Championship races in 2007 and he has continued to ride with fire and determination ever since. He has also shown an ability to learn quickly, especially when he turned a weakness – his sand riding – into a positive during 2010, taking rostrum finishes at Valkenswaard in the Netherlands and through the fine loam of Kegums in Latvia.
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