Dylan Ferrandis swept to a fantastic double win for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team in the Czech round of the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship at Loket in the north-west of the country.
The Frenchman had dominated practice and only surrendered victory in qualification to a rude attack by an overzealous rival, but he rebounded to win both GP motos in varying weather conditions. Quickly taking the lead in race one, run in dry conditions, he quickly established a comfortable advantage over the chasers to sweep home unchallenged. Dylan then showed his resilience as light rain made the race surface treacherous in race two. Initially fifth, he maintained his composure to take over the lead on the ninth of nineteen laps and resisted another stiff attack three laps from the end to again cross the line an unchallenged victor. The maximum scoreline has now lifted Dylan, who was forced to sit out four GPs earlier in the year through injury, to fifth in the series standings just one point behind fourth, with five GPs remaining. It’s the second GP win in Dylan’s career, after Argentina last year, and it’s his first ever double win!
Dylan Ferrandis: “In the first moto I was second behind Jonass but he crashed, and I was able to make the gap with my rivals to win this moto; I just tried to save some energy for the second moto and that was necessary as my start was not as good as the first one. I had to fight with the guys to come back to the front of the pack; it was a nice battle even if this race was tough with the rain as we lost some traction. At the end of the moto Max Anstie was pushing really hard; he tried to make a move but finally crashed. That’s racing ! Of course it was a good weekend with two moto wins. Everyone in the team is happy and we are all rewarded for the hard work we have put in since the beginning of the season. But there is no time to celebrate this win; next weekend we have the most difficult race in the world with the GP at Lommel, and we’ll move to Belgium on Monday to prepare for this race.”