Monster Energy Star Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis has had a tough time over the past few rounds of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship, but managed to pull it back with a top ten finish at Arlington.
Not feeling 100 per cent after Saturday’s crash in the Main Event, Ferrandis put forth a good qualifying effort in eighth and went on to finish fifth in his heat race. The Frenchman was just outside of the top 10 after the start of the main and then lost another position while trying to avoid his teammate Stewart after he went down.
Ferrandis put his head down and worked his way to seventh with four laps to go but was struggling with some arm pump issues and was passed in the final laps, crossing the line eighth.
“It was a tough day for me. My leg was hurting me a little, but I was lucky to have a shot from the medical crew to get rid of the pain. Unfortunately, I had a big crash in the second timed qualifying, and I couldn’t get a good lap,” explained Ferrandis.
“After that, I gave everything I had for the main. I didn’t get a good start, and then there was a racing incident, and I had to go off track. I still didn’t feel the best on the bike, and also had a little bit of arm pump for pretty much the whole race, so it was hard to manage.
“It’s good to be back in the top 10, but it’s not where I want to be. It’s part of racing, though. We’ll come back Saturday and work to get a better result.”