Posted By: James Hanson
Team Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki had a great moment last weekend in Italy, when Dylan Ferrandis got a holeshot in the MX2 Grand Prix and scored his best ever result with a fifth position in race one. Teammate Valentin Teillet was forced to renounce despite all his courage, one week after his heavy crash in Bulgaria.
Coming back to Italy straight after the Bulgarian round, Dylan and Valentin had a different training program; Dylan trained as usual between two races, while Valentin recovered from his crash. Both riders came to Fermo for the third round of the series, and Valentin Teillet bravely tried to race but the pain proved too great and he had to withdraw from racing in Italy after the warm-up on Sunday morning.
Ninth in the qualifying race, Dylan took his first GP holeshot in the opening race and the teenage rookie battled with the other leader board men for 40 minutes to secure fifth place at the finish, his best ever GP result to date. Later in the day he showed character to fight his way through the pack to finish 12th after being involved in a big crash at the first corner. Seventh of the GP, he is currently seventh in the standings before the South American trip in Mexico and Brazil, and will be next weekend in Plomion for the penultimate round of the French Elite series.
Dylan Ferrandis: “I was so pumped to get the holeshot in the first race ! This weekend I had a good feeling with both the bike and the track, and I pushed really hard to stay with the top riders; I was so happy to finish fifth. I’m not quite sure what happened at the start of the second race, but there was a big crash with several other riders. I didn’t lose too much time and fought back to twelfth, so it was a good weekend for me. Now I can’t wait to travel to Mexico and Brazil, we all go together with the team and it will be for me one of my first trip outside Europe.”
Valentin Teillet: “After my big crash in Bulgaria I worked with Jacky Vimond at a swimming pool all week to recover, and my condition improved enough that we took the decision to come here to Italy. I tried to race but it was too much painful; I still have a hematoma in my back and some pain on my lung. But it was important for me to try, so I have no regrets. We’ll continue to work this week, I’m sure I will be able to ride next week end the French series and for sure I will be ready for the next two GPs in South America.”
May 1st, 2012 | TAGS: dylan ferrandis, Fermo GP, Grand Prix, Grand Prix of Italy, motocross, MX, MXGP, Rockstar, Rockstar Energy, rockstar energy bud racing kawasaki, Rockstar Energy Drink, TLD, Troy Lee Designs, Valentin Teillet