Posted By: James Hanson
It was a busy weekend for team Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki, involved in four classes at Matterley Basin during the ‘MX Festival’ organised on the British track during the thirteenth round of the World Championship. And it was a successful event for the team, who celebrated another GP win with Livia Lancelot in the Women World Championship, a second position in the European 85cc Championship with David Herbreteau a top eight result for Dylan Ferrandis and Valentin Teillet in the traditional MX2 Grand Prix and a sixth position in the European MX2 with support rider Benoit Paturel.
Ten different classes, four racing days, and a huge sportive success for this event who was the biggest ever organized in Europe with the 65, 85, 125 and 250 European series alongside all the World classes, including women and veterans!
In the Euro 85cc class, David Herbreteau did two strong races, bud a bad start in race one and a crash in race two when he was passing in second position put him second overall behind young Dutchman Davy Pootjes. In the European 250 Benoit Paturel was back racing after a practice injury (fingers broken at one hand); twelfth of the first race after a crash at mid race when he was eight, Benoit rode stronger in race two and scored a sixth position to finish six overall.
In the MX2 class Dylan Ferrandis nearly grabbed the holeshot in race one; fourth during most of the race he just lost three ranks in the last ten minutes when Nicholls, Van Horebeek and Tonus passed him. His second start was not as good, but Dylan rode strong to collect another seventh position; he advanced to eighth place in the series standings, just a few points from seventh position.
Valentin Teillet had a bad gate on the grid, after a crash in the qualifying session, but he got twice a pretty decent start from the outside gate; in both races he chased his teammate to secure two eighth positions which put him in fourteenth place in the standings despite missing five GP’s this season. The team will now move in Belgium to prepare the European GP in Lierop, scheduled in two weeks time.
Dylan Ferrandis: “The track was very good – we never had such a nice one this season so I enjoyed racing here. My first start was great and I was fourth for most of the race, but in the last few laps I was passed by three rivals and that was a little bit disappointing. I battled with Tonus and Tixier all through the second race to score another seventh position. It’s my best GP since Sweden, and now I will go training with the team in the sand to prepare for Lierop.”
Valentin Teillet: “On Saturday I had a good feeling with the track and was always in the top five of the training sessions, but I crashed on the third lap of the qualification race so I didn’t have a good gate pick for the GP. I got a good start in the first race and finished eighth, but I got pushed out at the first corner in race two and I had to fight hard for another eighth position. I didn’t make any mistake today and that’s positive, particularly as the track was rougher than on Saturday.”
August 21st, 2012 | TAGS: British GP, David Herbreteau, dylan ferrandis, Grand Prix, Livia Lancelot, motocross, MX, MXGP, Rockstar, Rockstar Energy, rockstar energy bud racing kawasaki, Rockstar Energy Drink, TLD, Troy Lee Designs, Valentin Teillet