Coming to the final round of the French Elite series leading both the French MX2 class and the ‘Internationaux de France’, Dylan Ferrandis got both titles with team Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki.
Full score for Dylan and team Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki ! Not always rewarded in the past for his investment in the French Elite series, Dylan had a perfect season this year and claimed the title one year after his teammate Valentin Teillet – who had surgery to his shoulder this Monday – in the MX2 class. But Dylan did even better as he also got the “Internationaux de France” title against the best 450 riders. It’s the first time in the history that a MX2 rider beats the MX1, and for Kawasaki it’s another MX2 French title, the ninth one since 2002!
With heavy rain all over the week there was weather alert in the area of Toulouse, but luckily there was some sun on the track of Gaillac Toulza on Sunday and even if it was muddy the conditions didn’t affect the races. Fastest rider in his qualifying group as usual, Dylan had so new rivals this weekend as Maxime Desprey and Valentin Guillod came to this final round in the MX2 class. Both Maxime and Valentin challenged Dylan for the win in the first race; Dylan had first to pass Maxime to come second, and later in the race to overtake Valentin who leads most of the period. With this MX2 win Dylan secured his MX2 title, but nothing was done between him and Cédric Soubeyras before the start of the Super final. Eighth at the beginning of this last race, Dylan was in a great day and came back fourth at mid race, far ahead the other MX2 riders; he never gave up, and when Richier and Clermont did some mistakes he came in second position behind Pourcel while Soubeyras was only sixth. That was more than enough to secure his second title! Dylan will now focus on the GP’s, and will move to Ernée next weekend with high expectations.
Dylan Ferrandis: “I’m delighted with this MX2 title, and even more with the ‘Internationaux de France’ win. It was a great day, and a nice reward to our involvement in this series. I was not really stressed when I saw the muddy track, I was cool and for sure that helped me to do some good races. In the MX2 class I had a lot of fun racing with Maxime and Valentin, I think that we offered some good show to the crowd and winning after these battles was even better! In the Super final I was lucky that some MX1 riders did mistakes, I must say that the team prepared a very fast 250 Kawasaki and I want to thanks the Bud racing staff and my mechanics. Now my goal is to come closer to some GP’s podiums, I was not so lucky in the previous GP’s and I expect some good results on our ‘home track’ in Ernée, where the fans will be there supporting us.”