Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis will sit out the remaining four rounds of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship, the team has announced.
The 2021 Pro Motocross 450 Champion injured his wrist in the 450 Detroit Supercross Main Event and has not been on the SX gate since. While he continues to make progress, the focus is to return to full fitness for the fastly approaching outdoor season and defend his title.
Jeremy Coker – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing 450 Team Manager: “Looking at the bigger picture, we made the decision as a team that it was best for Dylan to focus on getting back to feeling 100 per cent for the outdoor season,” said team manager Jeremy Coker.
“It’s a tough sport, and we have a lot of racing ahead of us, so it’s more important at this point of the supercross season to focus on defending his title in the Pro Motocross Championship.”
Ferrandis says his body is not yet ready for the rigours of supercross. “Together with the team, we decided to not go back to racing for the remaining rounds of supercross,” said Ferrandis. “I just returned to riding motocross, and I felt that my wrist was not fully ready to support the load of supercross. It’s a bummer for sure. I will focus on getting my wrist back to 100 per cent and be ready for the outdoor season.”
Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing team-mate Eli Tomac took over the points lead in the 450SX championship in San Diego and has kept a firm grip on it ever since.
Ferrandis concludes his 2022 AMA Supercross season with 141 points and has climbed the podium once, finishing third at the San Diego round in January. There are just four rounds remaining in the SX series, with Atlanta this weekend.
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship gets underway on May 28 at the Fox Raceway in Pala, California.