Posted By: James Hanson
Team Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki enjoyed another perfect weekend, as their riders dominate the different rounds of the French Championships. Valentin Teillet won the fourth round of the French Elite MX2 in Ernée, while Livia Lancelot (2nd round of the Women series in Fublaines) and David Herbreteau (3rd round of the 85cc in Pernes les Fontaine) both got another triple win in the Women and 85cc French Championships, and stay unbeaten in their campaign.
Former GP and MX of Nations home, Ernée met the fourth round of the Elite series on a perfect track. For his second race since his shoulder injury, Valentin Teillet confirmed that he is one of fastest talent in the MX2 class. The former European champion got the pole position in the timed practice period, won the MX2 race forty seconds ahead of his rivals and came back from twentieth to fourth in the super final! It was a tough race against the 450 riders, but Valentin was strong on the technical layout and just missed the podium when he had some troubles to pass Allier for fourth. Twice best MX2 rider he scores fifty points, and is now only ten units from Maxime Desprey with two more rounds at the program.
The weekend was more difficult for Dylan Ferrandis; second in the timed practice period, Dylan had some troubles after the start of the MX2 race and stalled his engine. Eighth after the first lap, Dylan will come back on the podium with a third position. Unfortunately he will not do any lap in the super final; when he arrived in the third corner after the start, there was a collective crash and he couldn’t avoid a bike on the ground. During a few minutes he had troubles to breathe, and walked back to the pits.
For the second week in a row Livia Lancelot got a triple win in the French series, dominating the second round in Fublaines; Livia will enter the first two rounds of the Women World Championship (Netherlands and France) has no rivals in France. Racing in Pernes les Fontaine the third round of the 85cc French series, David Herbreteau also got a triple win aboard his Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki and is strongly leading the series.
Valentin Teillet: “I had a great weekend in Ernée, and I would like to thanks the team who stays behind me when I was injured four weeks ago, and Nénesse my mechanic who is doing a great job on my bike. I got the holeshot in the first race, and then I posted good lap times to win quite easily this heat; the super final was not as good, as I was involved in a pile up after the start. Then I had another small crash with another rider, but I came back fourth overall and scored another perfect result in the MX2 class. After these two good weekends I’m confident for Valkenswaard, and we’ll spend another week in Belgium to prepare this event; my goal will be to finish in the top eight, for sure that’s not a high goal but I still have pain in my shoulder and I haven’t be able to train so much in the sand due to this injury.”
Dylan Ferrandis: “Once more I had a bad start in the MX2 race, and in the first corner I stalled the engine! I didn’t lose too much time and passed many riders during the first lap, and then I pushed hard; I came back third behind Clermont, but couldn’t pass him during the last two laps. I was frustrated as I knew that I could race for the win with a good start, this series is not mine this year! My super final was very short, as there was a pileup in the third corner; I hit another bike, got the handle bar in my lower abdomen and during a few seconds I couldn’t breathe. It was painful, and I had to go back to the pits.”
Jacky Vimond: “Valentin had to recover from his shoulder injury, and last week he was able to train normally for the first time since one month! He was strong this weekend, hopefully we worked hard this winter and he didn’t lost so much when he was injured; he wasn’t able to train so much on the bike with his injury, but he is so determinate that he is strong. Dylan also is coming back from an injury, but since one week he has better sensations and I know that he is back to his best level. We go now to the sandy Netherlands for the first GP, we know that both riders are not yet at their best and if they score let say between eighth and fifteenth we’ll be happy.”
April 3rd, 2012 | TAGS: 100%, Alpinestars, David Herbreteau, DC Shoes, dylan ferrandis, Grand Prix, Livia Lancelot, motocross, MX, MXGP, Pirelli, Rockstar, Rockstar Energy, rockstar energy bud racing kawasaki, Rockstar Energy Drink, Skullcandy, TLD, Troy Lee Designs, Valentin Teillet