MXA’S BIRTHDAY BOY: THE MAN WHO GOT OUT OF DODGE…MAKE THAT MXGP
Born on May 31, 1994, Dylan Ferrandis turns 25 on this day. Dylan Ferrandis was a very successful MXGP rider before making his debut in the states. Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha saw potential in the young racer. After a solid showing in 2017 AMA 250 East series and a fifth in the 2017 AMA 250 Nationals, followed by getting hurt after three 250 West Supercross in 2018, but winning his first-ever AMA National at Unadilla, Star signed Dylan to a new two-year deal (2019-2020) to ride YZ250F in the 250 East/West Supercross series and the AMA 250 Nationals. Dylan has six seasons of Grand Prix experience competing in the FIM 250 Motocross World Championships.
Dylan won three 250GPs, which wasn’t easy since he raced against the almost unbeatable Jeffrey Herlings. He was also on the French Motocross des Nations team. Under FIM rules a rider can only race in the 250 GPs until his 23rd birthday—Dylan elected to leave the Grand Prix series and move to America so that he could keep racing 250s.
The highlight of his move to America was his last race victory over Adam Cianciarulo in the 2019 AMA 250 West Supercross final in Las Vegas—which gave Dylan his first AMA title.
He is leading the 250 West points in the 2020 AMA Supercross series heading into the final seven rounds (all to be held in salt Lake City). Then he will move to the 250 outdoor Nationals and in 2021 become a 450 rider.