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FERRANDIS MAKING U.S. DEBUT AT MEC

French Motocross of Nations standout Dylan Ferrandis will certainly make his UNITED STATE launching this weekend break at the Monster Power Mug in Las Vegas, NV. Monster Power’s Eric Johnson overtook him previously this week to talk about his debut. If American motocross followers didn’t understand excessive regarding Dylan Ferris prior to the conclusion of the 2014 MX2 World Championship, they sure understand about him currently. On Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the sandy Kegums circuit in Latvia, Ferrandis, along with teammates Gautier Paulin as well as Steve Frossard, controlled the Motocross of Nations for Group France. For the 20-year-old Team CLS Kawasaki Monster Power cyclist, the amazing MXoN outcome placed an exclamation mark on an already successful period. Dylan Ferrandis won the opening moto of the MX2 title fight and would certainly after that race on to rack up sixteen added platform finishes before winding up fourth in the last point standings (just Jordi Tixier, Jeffrey Herlings, as well as Romain Febvre were better). Like all the rest of the Grand Prix riders, the MXoN would certainly have led to the end of his ’14 motocross project.

Nevertheless, the stunning success in Latvia earned him greater than worldwide recognition; it made him an airplane ticket over to bright Southern California, and also from there, a four-hour drive over to Las Vegas, Nevada. And it will exist, in the large neon glitter that will backlight the entire event, that Ferrandis will certainly make his debut in American supercross when he align behind the gate for the Monster Mug. Like lots of French-born racers who came prior to him, supercross has actually been a siren song for Ferrandis. And also with the help of his boyhood idolizer Chad Reed, Ferrandis will certainly satisfy a dream on Saturday evening when he roars down the beginning straight and also goes down into the sold-out Sam Boyd Arena. Before making the trip over to Las vega, Ferrandis, in addition to CLS colleague Thomas Covington, made the rounds in Corona, The golden state to see some sponsors and check in with some market friends and also coworkers. And that’s where we faced him.

What made you choose to find over here to the U.S. as well as race the Monster Mug?
For me, if I had the selection, I would race the Beast Cup and then I would certainly the West Shore for supercross then I would return to Europe for the GPs. In Europe, they believe supercross is too dangerous for us, and that’s why they do not desire me to do that. 3 months back, though, I stated, “I want to make it to the Monster Cup.” The group told me, “Okay, fine. We’ll see. We’ll see.” Eventually they ignored it as well as really did not want to spend for it, however I rode well at the ‘des Nations as well as the one in charge of the CLS team stated, “Okay, you made such great results at the Motocross of Nations that I’ll give you an existing as well as pay for your ticket to the Monster Mug.” Yeah, so everybody knows that I wished to pertain to the U.S. to race and get some experience. It’s even more for fun. If you come below the very first time for a championship, it is challenging. Now I come for enjoyable. If I make a great or poor outcome, I don’t care. I want to verify what I can do as well as it’s only for fun and also learn.

Racer X: Dylan, I recognize this is your first time being in The U.S.A.. Have you been able to go out and check in on the Southern California MX scene?
Dylan Ferrandis: Yes. I simply saw the Kawasaki track. I’ve also just seen the Suzuki track. Wow! I’m actually curious about American motocross life, so I look at all the internet sites as well as magazines and all that. It is amazing to be here and also see these things in person.

Five years back, Gautier Paulin won a moto at the Motocross of Nations and positioned 3rd in the MX2 World Championship. He after that flew to America to oppose the opening rounds of the Monster Power Supercross series. I keep in mind interviewing him after one of the main events at Anaheim, and your story sounds very similar to his! Have the two of you mentioned all this?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. It coincides for us. The U.S.A. is the dream. Perfect tracks and excellent conditions. For him, he starts to obtain a little older. For me, I can attempt and do just what I want.

What bike will you ride, as well as exactly what team will you collaborate with at the Monster Cup?
I will certainly ride a bike from Chad Reed. I don’t know specifically what sort of bike. I don’t know if it will certainly be a supply bike or the bike Chad typically trips. I actually do not know. I just know that I have a Kawasaki 450. I’ll take my suspension and also my handlebar over to the Monster Mug and also I will see. I’m simply looking to ride.