Former champion still adapting to new generation YZ450F outdoors.
Despite missing the majority of Supercross due to injury, former 450MX champion Dylan Ferrandis has made his intentions clear for the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship.
Ferrandis said today that his ‘goal is only to win’ as we get to set to commence the opening round this Saturday at Fox Raceway in California.
“I’m back to normal with my fitness and my health, so all’s good,” the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing rider said. “I’ve won this championship before, so my goal is only to win.
“Now I know I’m back from injury, we also have this new Yamaha bike that is very different and, I think it’s going to take a little bit for us to learn the bike and get adjusted to it, because obviously, we have only practiced Supercross through winter on it and we didn’t do much testing on motocross, so we don’t really know what the bike is going to be in race condition.
“Other than that, I feel good, my injuries have passed and I feel ready. Like I said, the first few rounds I will try to be smart and not take any unnecessary risks. But yeah, I did it in 2021 and when I ride I feel the same, so hopefully, I can do the same this season.”
Ferrandis is one of the primary threats to challenge for the title this year. He already has one 450MX title to his credit after fending off multi-time champion Eli Tomac in 2021 to secure the crown.