Dylan Ferrandis swept to a superb moto victory for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team at the GP of Trentino, eighth round of the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship. He claimed a second podium in a row with a second position overall, and is back in the top ten of the series.
It was only the third race back in action after injury for Dylan who showed devastating speed to take a clearcut victory in qualification and then take another holeshot aboard his KX250F-SR to lead the opening GP moto from start to finish as he inflicted the first defeat of the year on the series leader. The two riders battled wheel to wheel through the closing laps but Dylan maintained his composure to win by just over a second as the duo outdistanced the remainder of the field by more than thirty seconds. A wheelie coming out of the gate cost Dylan any chance of another holeshot, but he showed great determination to battle from outside the top ten to finish third, a placing which assured him of second overall in the GP. Despite missing half of the races so far through injury Dylan has already moved into the series top ten and can expect to make further advances in the forthcoming races
Dylan Ferrandis: “As I have said since my comeback I’m taking it step by step, so for sure I’m happy with this second podium in a row. The track wasn’t easy on Saturday with the rain, and today also it was rough so I’m happy to get a podium on a track that I don’t really like. In the qualifying race and again today in the first race it was great to get a holeshot; it helped me to chose my lines and keep the pace. I had a great battle with Jeffrey in the first moto; I think that’s good for everyone to see close racing. The second race wasn’t as good. I did a wheelie out of the gate and lost everything there; I was outside the top ten but I recovered to third. It was tough to pass and I used a lot of energy to come back to third behind Jonass. I’m happy that my shoulder is not painful and I feel improvements every weekend; we are doing a good job with the team and it will be good to have one weekend without any race as it will help us to work and test.”
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