Dylan Ferrandis of the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team just missed the overall podium in the Spanish round of the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship after finishing second in the first moto.
The French youngster scored an impressive victory in qualification but he never felt completely comfortable at the hillside Talavera de la Reina track where he had suffered a season-ending knee injury last year. Constantly changing track conditions as heavy showers rolled across the region on Saturday and Sunday was blessed with sunshine made it difficult to find optimal bike settings and Dylan settled for a secure second place in the opening moto after taking yet another holeshot aboard his KX250F-SR. The front brake was damaged at the start of race two when he was hit by another rider and, after quickly advancing from tenth to sixth, he had to battle his way up the leaderboard a second time after a crash. He eventually finished the moto fifth to narrowly miss the overall GP podium but has now advanced to ninth in the series points standings despite missing four GPs earlier in the season.
Vsevolod Brylyakov of Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki held a confident fifth place until he crashed on the final lap of qualification and the resultant poorer gate pick made it difficult to repeat the performance on race day. Initially thirteenth in race one he moved forward to ninth at the finish but a crash at the second corner of race two restricted him to eighteenth at the chequered flag. The Russian is now tenth in the series standings.
Petar Petrov’s recent misfortune continued in Spain. Even though he was still nursing a painful thumb injury the Bulgarian posted top five times in both practice sessions, but a collision at the second corner of the qualifying race left him chasing through from the back of the field. Yet more misfortune awaited the teammate of Ferrandis as he crashed after recovering to nineteenth and dislocated a shoulder. Bravely defying the pain he battled his way from eighteenth to tenth in race one before issues forced his retirement and a small crash as he held down twelfth in race two meant another recovery from seventeenth to thirteenth. He retains sixth place in the series standings.
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