Posted By: James Hanson
Team Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki spent a good weekend in St Jean d’Angely, home of the French Grand Prix, despite the injury of Dylan Ferrandis who didn’t entered the sunday races. Many fans, partners and sponsors came to visit the French squad in the paddock, and with a sixth position in the MX2 class Valentin got his best result of the season in an incredible atmosphere.
On Saturday the team got his best result during the pre qualifying session, as Valentin and Dylan posted the second and third lap times behind the Championship leader! Valentin got a good start and secured a fourth place for the races, while Dylan crashed twice and ended the race with a painful wrist. Further exams revealed some damages to the cartilage, and Dylan had to watch the races.
After suffering terribly bad luck with injuries since the opening GP Valentin Teillet took his Kawasaki to sixth place overall in his home GP to augur well for the rest of the season. Supported by many fans, Valentin did a great race in the first moto; he came in third position after fifteen minutes, was passed by Searle and finally scored a fifth position after a small crash. His second heat was more difficult, as he crashed in the waves section during the opening lap; ninth of the race, he got his best result of the season.
Valentin Teillet: “After my injuries I haven’t been able to race so much and couldn’t practice correctly for several weeks, so it was physically demanding for me this weekend but I reached my goal with two correct results. It’s such a great feeling to finish two motos again, particularly in front of my home crowd; it was incredible to get so much support from the fans, I could hear them while riding my bike! Sixth place overall was a great result and it could have been better if I had not had one small crash in each race.”
Dylan Ferrandis: “I had my best pre-qualifying session of the season with the third best time, so I had a good gate for the qualifying race. My start was also good and I was in sixth place after several corners, but another rider hit me and forced me to crash. I carried on but then the front wheel slipped away in a fast corner and crashed again. I felt pain in my wrist and the team and I decided that I should not race until I have had a thorough examination on Monday.”
Stephane Dassé: “This weekend was pretty good for us, and Valentin had two strong races even if he is not fit due to his injuries. It’s a shame that Dylan got injured, he was so fast on this track; we took together the decision to skip the races, he will have more exams this week and we’ll see if he can race in Portugal. We met many people this weekend in the paddock, as always at the French Grand Prix, and it was a pleasure to see such a great atmosphere around the track.”
June 5th, 2012 | TAGS: dylan ferrandis, french gp, Grand Prix, Grand Prix of France, motocross, MX, MXGP, Rockstar, Rockstar Energy, rockstar energy bud racing kawasaki, Rockstar Energy Drink, St Jean D'angely, Valentin Teillet