Revealed on 5 January 2023
It was a troublesome 12 months for Dylan Ferrandis in 2022. The 2021 450 out of doors champ got here in with huge momentum in 2022 however dangerous begins and damage halted his progress and, even when he got here again to outdoor late within the 12 months, he obtained unceremoniously dumped out of the sequence by an aggressive Justin Barcia.
One of many few rays of sunshine got here on the finish of the season on the MXoN. Ferrandis confirmed no unwell results of his again damage sustained at Budds Creek and was completely flying all weekend – the outcomes not completely reflecting the pace as a result of a few crashes. However that each one vital pace and pure willpower had been each there in abundance. Ferrandis confirmed to everybody, together with himself, that he nonetheless had what it takes to run on the entrance.
However that’s nonetheless the query mark for Dylan coming into 2023, we all know he has the pace, the dedication and want however can he avoid the errors and, crucially, can he get the begins?
Ferrandis apparantly loves the brand new 2023 Yamaha, feeling rather more comfy in supercross, however these begins are nonetheless the query mark and it’s typically dangerous begins that result in errors for Frenchman as he furiously tries to make up time earlier than the leaders get away. However as he informed me on the MXoN, he has no want to return to MXGP, exhibiting how decided he’s to perform his 450 supercross targets in America.
If and it’s an enormous if, Ferrandis can ship good begins, I believe he might be one of many frequent podium contenders and a possible race winner. The title could be too far to progress to this season however there is no such thing as a purpose that he can’t be on the Tomac, Sexton, Anderson, Webb, Roczen degree if he will get away within the high 5 as a rule. Don’t sleep on the Frenchman in 2023!
Article: Jonathan McCready
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