MXGP has been without GP winner Dylan Ferrandis for nearly five months but after recovering from knee ligament surgery the fast Frenchman is back on his Monster Energy KX250F and will make a return to the start gate for the Supercross Paris-Lille in mid-November.

The 21-year-old is almost back to full fitness and has been on the track for several weeks after recovery and rehab on the knee he broke while contesting the Grand Prix of Spain in early May and was one of the leading contenders for the MX2 crown – running in second place in the championship behind Jeffrey Herlings at the time.

“Surgery went perfectly and the operation was to fix the ACL and meniscus 10 days after the Grand Prix in Spain,” he says. “I spent a month at CERS which is the best rehab centre in France and started to ride three and a half months after the op. I am almost 100 per cent now. My goal was to ride at Glen Helen but Kawasaki did not agree. My next race will be the Bercy supercross.”


Ferrandis will be one of the star names at the second edition of the Lille event (moved from Bercy in Paris due to renovation work on the Palais Omnisports arena last year) and could be joined in the French team by Gautier Paulin and Romain Febvre.