News 17 Jan 2022

Ferrandis – ‘I gave everything I had to come back to sixth’

Poor start and mid-race mistake again limit main event result.

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Charging his way from 16th in Oakland’s main event, Dylan Ferrandis said ‘I  gave everything I had to come back to sixth’ after a poor start left him with work to do to recover.

The Frenchman displayed promising outright pace in the main, qualifying second fastest behind Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha teammate Eli Tomac, and setting fast laps during the main.

However, like at Anaheim 1,  Ferrandis’ end result was limited by the start and then a mistake during the race, which ultimately cost him a top five finish – currently 11th in the 450SX standings after storming to sixth in Oakland.

“I felt good all day,” Ferrandis reflected. “We had a really good lap time during practice, but we got a really bad start in the heat race and had to fight my way up to fifth.

“Then in the main event, I got a little better start, but it was still not very good. I had another big fight to come back to the front and gave everything I had to come back to sixth.

“I think I could’ve got a top five finish, but I made a mistake and missed a big double on the track, so I lost a lot of time. I closed the gap to fifth [Malcolm Stewart] and finished on their rear wheel, but it was not enough.

“We’ll take this, it’s better than last weekend for sure, but it’s not really where we want to be. Step by step, we need to move our way up each race.”

Ferrandis is now ranked 11th in the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross standings two rounds in, with San Diego next on the 17-round schedule this Saturday.