Star Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis has clinched the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250MX Championship on his third-place overall (2-5) at the final round at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.
The championship caps off a stellar season for Dylan Ferrandis who also earned his second-straight 250SX West title earlier this year.
The Frenchman had an 18 point advantage entering the final round of the season. While he didn’t have to win, Ferrandis put in two fast motos to seal the championship and finish his 250 career in style. In Moto 1, he grabbed a great start in third and held the position for most of the moto. With the track one-lined for most of the circuit, he was able to get into second with a few laps to go but unable to sneak by for the win. He didn’t get the start he was hoping for in Moto 2, but knowing the championship was within his grasp, Ferrandis put in a smart moto to finish fifth and claim his first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
“Winning this U.S. motocross championship is another dream goal accomplished,” said Ferrandis. “I really put a lot of work to get it and it was not easy at all. To finish my 250 career with the supercross and motocross championship the same year is so big that I never imagined myself to do it. It’s so awesome. I’m feeling in paradise right now.
“It was good to race in California close to home. Unfortunately, the track was really tough to ride. I felt strong in Moto 1 and got P2 to put myself in a safe position for the championship. In the second moto, I had a small tip over and was ninth. I came back then rode easy at the end to enjoy those last laps in my 250 career.”
Next year Dylan Ferrandis will move up to the 450MX class.