Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis finished just off the podium in moto 1 with a fourth after battling his way through the pack, but rebounded to win the second race, which was enough to give him second overall.
“In the first moto, I was struggling a bit with the start,” Ferrandis said. “I [was] 15th the first lap, so I had to push really hard in both motos. We have been working really hard on improving our starts. We have tried everything with the team, my setup, and talking with my coach and my wife. We tried everything, so I don’t know; it’s something in my mind. In the second moto, I just figured out how to get a good start and had a great battle with my teammate [Justin] Cooper. To get my first moto win this season, I want to say ‘finally’ because it took so long. I was starting to get impatient because I want to fight for the championship and if you don’t win a moto, you can’t. I just want to send a big thanks to my coach because we work really hard together physically and today it paid off because I think that was one of the most difficult races I [have ever done]. I’m very happy.”