Posted By: James Hanson
Dylan Ferrandis was in Brazil the single representative of the Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki team, as Valentin Teillet suffered from a wrist injury contracted one week ago in Mexico. With two finishes in one of the most difficult race we ever saw, Dylan consolidates his eighth position in the MX2 World Championship.
What a great organization was this Brazilian GP! Unfortunately heavy rain in the night ruined the track, and the red surface was really slippery and sticky for the races!
After a difficult qualifying session on Saturday, Dylan Ferrandis had the worst position on the grid but twice he came among the top twelve in the opening lap of each race. Racing for the first time in such treacherous conditions, Dylan had moved into the top ten of the opening moto until he was struck on the eye by a stone; the resultant adverse effect on his vision caused him to crash, but the teenager rebounded to finish eleventh in race two.
Valentin Teillet tried to compete on Saturday, but found the discomfort from the wrist he injured the previous weekend in Mexico too great and withdrew from the event before racing. He will be next weekend in Gaillac Toulza for the last round of the French Elite series, to defend his leadership on the MX2 class.
In the same time, David Herbreteau and Livia Lancelot have won an other national French 85cc & Women championship race this week-end and continue to lead their own championship easily.
Dylan Ferrandis: “It was the first time that I rode on a track as muddy as this, and I had a bad position on the grid so my starts were pretty difficult. I was tenth in the first race when a stone hit me in one eye; I tried to carry on but it was irritating me and caused me to crash. The second race was a little bit better, but I can’t be happy with an eleventh position.”
Valentin Teillet: “I had several examinations after Mexico and nothing is broken in my wrist, so I wanted to try to ride here. I did several laps on Saturday, but it was too painful and as we have the final round of the French Elite next weekend we decided not to race the GP; I’m currently leading the Elite series, and we want to get the title.”
May 22nd, 2012 | TAGS: Brazilian GP, David Herbreteau, dylan ferrandis, Grand Prix, Livia Lancelot, motocross, MX, MX2, MXGP, Rockstar, Rockstar Energy, rockstar energy bud racing kawasaki, Rockstar Energy Drink, TLD, Troy Lee Designs, Valentin Teillet