Posted By: James Hanson
Once more and for the second weekend in a row, Dylan Ferrandis gave major exposure to team Rockstar Energy Bud Racing Kawasaki as he dominates the fourth round of the MX2 European series in Spain. With 5 consecutive moto wins he is back in the titles battle, with three more rounds to go. In the MX1 class David Guarneri did a strong opening race in La Baneza, but crashed during the second heat.
Dylan Ferrandis, Kawasaki challenger for the competitive European MX2 championship, once again proved that he is the standout rider in the series as he swept to two more clear cut victories. The first race was amazing for Dylan, who won with a 46 second gap over his rivals! On Sunday the track was not as good as on Saturday, and Dylan took his time to recover from a mid pack start, before taking the lead. The series will be back to action in Latvia in four weeks time.
Davide Guarneri, the lone representative of Kawasaki Bud Racing in MX1 class for this GP, proved that he is rapidly rebuilding his speed after a string of injuries during the early GPs. Already on Saturday he had stormed to 8th place in the qualification race, but his hopes of a repeat were dashed in the opening GP moto as he made a poor start; showing his fighting spirit he battled away to pass ten rivals before the checkered flag for a highly respectable 12th place. Hopes of a better score in race two after starting 10th were dashed when he crashed heavily in the rhythm section and the bike was so badly damaged that he was unable to continue. His teammate Greg Aranda will be back for the next round in Sweden, in two weeks.
Dylan Ferrandis: “It was another good weekend, with two different races. On Saturday the track was in great shape. I did my best race of the season, and set a new record as I beat my rivals by 46 seconds! On Sunday the track was not as good, and my start was not so good, but I made some good moves during the first lap to already get to fourth; after five laps I was already leading. It’s great to win five races in a row and to fight back to within just five points of the leadership of the series. Many people are trying to persuade me to do some GPs this season but it’s up to the team to decide; we can now win the European MX2 title and that’s important for all of us.”
Davide Guarneri: “I was happy with my speed in the qualifying race yesterday; I battled with Frossard and Bobryshev to finish eighth but so close to top 5. My first start was not good at all, I was 22nd after one lap but I found good lines to fight back to twelfth after a strong ride. My second start was better and I started tenth until I did a mistake and crashed in the waves section. It was a big crash, and the bike was badly too damaged to continue.”
Jacky Vimond: “Of course we’re pleased with Dylan results; it’s a great reward for the team members and partners! Dylan is the strongest rider in the European MX2, and he is able to secure some easy wins which is important for the rest of the series. Dylan is very determinate; he knows what he wants and proves this weekend how clever he is when he’s racing. Gregory had a successful surgery last Wednesday, and we expect him to be back in Sweden; David was our single rider in the MX1 class, he did a strong first race but crashed in the second. Hopefully he is not injured, and didn’t lose his confidence.”
June 21st, 2011 | TAGS: davide guarneri, dylan ferrandis, European MX2 Championship, Grand Prix, La Baneza, motocross, MX, MX1, MX2, MXGP, racing, rockstar bud racing kawasaki, Rockstar Energy Drink, Spain