Dylan Ferrandis commented publicly for the first time on speculation linking him with a move to the Star Racing Yamaha team for the 2017 AMA 250SX and MX series’. The 21-year-old (22 this month) confirmed that he will leave MX2 after three injury-interrupted seasons (five in total) but also a stint in which he was one of the few who could match powerhouse Jeffrey Herlings for speed and competitiveness.
Star could be losing principal athletes and champions Cooper Webb as well as Jeremy Martin for next season although no official announcements have been made in America.
Ferrandis says he already has a slot with the title-winning outfit and for what will be the first major change of brand in his Pro career. “It is not too early [to talk about next year] and I think everybody knows: I will race for Star Racing in the AMA series and I still don’t know if it will be East or West coast for the next two years,” he said.
“I’m really happy and now I had the injury [shoulder, causing him to miss four Grands Prix] and the championship is ‘out’ for me I am ready to go to the US,” he added last weekend at Teutschenthal where he grabbed his second podium result in just three appearances so far on the Monster Energy Kawasaki in 2016.
“It is something I have wanted to do for many years but it is a big choice and it is difficult to leave the family, friends and your country but its what I wanted since I was very young. I waited for three years because I wanted to fight for the [MX2] title and expected the championship to go better and better. I don’t like the tracks much in Europe so that is one reason to go to the U.S. and I also like Supercross.”