Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis grabbed third at Saturday nights Petco Park stadium, for round three of the series.
Ferrandis also got the day off to a good start, narrowly missing the top spot in qualifying. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the start he was hoping for in his heat race and had to fight his way back from 13th to fifth.
The Frenchman bounced back with a much better start in the main event and was sixth. A couple of laps later, he was shuffled to seventh but kept pushing, and then on Lap 12, he took advantage of a pair of riders that came together and slotted into fourth.
Ferrandis gained another position five laps later and then kept cool under pressure with the competition on his heels to finish third and join his teammate on the podium.
“To finish on the box is great, so it was a good night for sure.” Said Ferrandis.
“We had some ups and downs, though. The practice was really good. I felt great on the bike and almost had the fastest lap, but in the heat race I got a bad start and didn’t finish up front, so I had a bad gate pick for the main event.”
“I still managed to get a decent start, which was a lot of help, then I just charged my best to the front. I’m happy to get my first podium of the season, and to be on the box with my teammate is really cool. I think all the work that we did with the team and on the bike is paying off.”
“We know what we need to work on, and if we can improve a little bit where our weaknesses are, I think we have a shot at the win at the next race.”