News 3 Dec 2020

Broken hand pauses 450SX preparations of Ferrandis

Frenchman still expected to debut in Houston Supercross season-opener.

Image: Octopi Media.

Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha 450SX rookie Dylan Ferrandis has broken his hand in a practice crash this week, pausing his preparations for 2021.

The reigning two-time 250SX West champion has stepped up to the factory YZ450F for next season, lucky to escape further injury in the scare.

“Unfortunately I crashed yesterday while practicing,” stated Ferrandis, who also recently recovered from COVID-19.

“I only have broke my hand and bad bruises on my body, but it could have been a disaster crash. I will try to heal and come back as fast as possible to be ready for the Supercross [championship].”

Ferrandis carries major expectations into his first season of premier class competition, partnering Aaron Plessinger and Malcolm Stewart at Yamaha and set to debut on 16 January at Houston’s season-opening round.