News 4 Jun 2021

Relief for Star Racing evident in claiming 450MX red plate

The Blu Cru look to carry momentum to Thunder Valley.

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In their first round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross after taking over the factory Yamaha 450 effort, the Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha team saw two riders on the podium with Dylan Ferrandis taking the overall win and Aaron Plessinger finishing third.

A sense of relief was evident throughout the team following their first moto and overall win in the 450 class via Dylan Ferrandis, the red-plate holder explained following the race.

“I think it was a big relief for all the Yamaha people, because they’ve been looking for that win for a long time now,” Ferrandis explained. “Getting them that win for round one was really important and yeah, I think everyone just had this relief of ‘okay, now we’ve got one win and we’re back on the top spot.”

After taking over the factory Yamaha effort, Star Racing had a solid season of Monster Energy Supercross in 2021, notching podiums and ending with all three of their riders inside the top ten.

The team swapped Malcolm Stewart for 250SX rider Christian Craig ahead of the Pro Motocross season, who went on to finish 11th overall at Fox Raceway. The team as a whole is looking strong as the series heads to Colorado this weekend for round two at Thunder Valley.

“The day went great from start to finish,” said 450 team manager Jeremy Coker. “All of the guys were happy after practice. We made a few small tweaks heading into the first moto, and Dylan got off to an amazing start and rode his own race out front to a Moto 1 victory.

“I am beyond proud of my entire team today. I can’t wait to race next weekend and try to carry on the same pace.”

The gate is set to drop on the second round of the season tomorrow in Lakewood, Colorado where Ferrandis and the team will look to maintain the red-plate into round three.