Right after paying out the 1st seven yrs of his time racing professionally in the United states with the Monster Power Yamaha Star Racing staff, Dylan Ferrandis has located a new home for 2024. Ferrandis invested 2017 by means of 2020 aboard a Star Yamaha YZ250F, proclaiming the 250SX West Location title in back again-to-back a long time (2019 and 2020) then the 2020 250 Course AMA Pro Motocross title in his ultimate summertime abord a 250F in 2020. For 2021, he jumped to the YZ450F as the Star squad took around the manufacturing unit Yamaha 450cc exertion.
In his rookie year in the premier course, Ferrandis claimed the AMA Pro Motocross 450 Class title, ending on the podium 22 situations in the 24 motos in what was an remarkable debut in the summer time of 2021. Whilst Ferrandis has place in some sturdy rides in the premier course of Pro Motocross, his rookie season in the 450SX Class of Monster Energy AMA Supercross was the only calendar year he started each individual primary event as injuries sidelined him for the final seven rounds in 2022 and the remaining 13 rounds in 2023.
In an Instagram post on October one, Ferrandis thanked the Star Racing staff for their guidance.
Rumors joined Ferrandis to the HEP Motorsports Suzuki crew, and he did exam and like the team’s bicycle. There had been also talks of a feasible revival of the Manufacturing unit Connection Honda team (identified as GEICO Honda when it past competed in 2020). Ferrandis experienced begun doing work with Rick Zielfelder, proprietor of Factory Connection, in late 2023 and also had a sturdy desire to race a Honda. Enter Phoenix Racing Honda. Proprietor by David Eller, this staff is notable in numerous distinctive disciplines, ranging from the 250cc course of AMA Supercross—with some races in Professional Motocross as well—to the 250cc division of the Grand National Cross Region (GNCC) Racing collection, to the 250F and 450F classes of AMA Arenacross (in which Kyle Peters has dominated these days), and even the quad racing in the ATVMX sequence. In modern yrs, the group has been competing in the arenacross year then leaping into the 250SX East Location of supercross afterwards.
This early morning, Phoenix Racing Honda officially declared Ferrandis would be racing for the crew in 2024, with Factory Connection dealing with suspension. Check out out the full launch underneath.
SALISBURY, North Carolina | Phoenix Racing is happy to announce the signing of their initial premier course 450 racer and the addition of a new racing administration partnership to choose on this undertaking. For 2024 and past, Phoenix Racing and Factory Relationship will deal with this new 450 Course challenge to choose on the AMA Monster Strength Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, and the SuperMotocross Entire world Championship. David Eller (Phoenix) and Rick “Ziggy” Zielfelder (Manufacturing unit Link) have appear collectively to best merge the resources and existing partnerships of Phoenix Racing, together with the advancement know-how and championship practical experience (twelve AMA Championships) beforehand observed by the staff of Manufacturing unit Connection. Jointly, they have created key strategic investments and team hirings, together with their continued support by Honda Powersports, in preparation to just take on the highest amount of competitors the sport has to offer in 2024.
Their sole target in the 450 class is set to be 29-yr-outdated Dylan Ferrandis. Soon after virtually 7 yrs and 4 championships, the Avignon, France indigenous is set for his very first staff modify considering that he started out his American journey and will line up at Anaheim one aboard a Honda CRF450R. The bicycle is 1 that Ferrandis sought after this off-year and with the assistance of Eller and Zielfelder, Ferrandis will be flanked by a employees that believes in his abilities and share a identical attitude. The aim is to get Ferrandis to a new amount in 450 Supercross opposition while reminding lots of that he was the 2021 450 Class AMA Pro Motocross Winner for a purpose.
“This total matter seriously began with Jimmy Button calling about Dylan’s passion to get on a Honda, that is when the approach started out of how do we collaborate and make it materialize. With Ziggy turning out to be a massive portion of receiving Dylan at ease towards the conclude of Pro Motocross and Dylan obtaining confidence in him, it just became pure we would husband or wife with Manufacturing facility Relationship past just the suspension obligations. I seriously experience that together we can produce the plan that will support Dylan triumph. The biggest exhilaration for me is that this presents Phoenix Racing the option to be really competitive in the leading collection of our activity.
My biggest shock so considerably has been Dylan himself. We all know what he’s able of on the bicycle but off the bike, he’s been extremely calm and has been a lot of entertaining to do the job with. He’s slicing up with our crew and would seem to have located a household with us.”
“I’ve often needed to race a Honda and Phoenix Racing has presented me the opportunity to do so. David Eller has been tremendous nice with my problem and functioning toward creating a method that will do the job for me. This contains functioning with Factory Link, which is a thing that was incredibly crucial for me in 2024.
So far all the things has been seriously terrific and the emotion on the bicycle is specifically what I was looking for. Getting Ziggy around, with all his practical experience in the sport, I truly experience at household with him and the entire Phoenix Racing team. The vibe is great and I’m extremely thankful to be in this situation”
“Dylan’s circumstance reminds me so a great deal of LaRocco at the end of 1997 (the starting of the Manufacturing unit Connection Racing). Racing is not uncomplicated and it doesn’t constantly go as prepared, we all have family and buddies to lean on in tough moments, but in Dylan’s case…he’s in a foreign country with out the good friends and family members most of us are accustomed to. Even though trying to support Dylan for 2024, the discussions started with David Eller and the problem just felt ideal to me. Anyone is really welcoming and keen to make this work.”
“We are extremely enthusiastic to have Dylan on a Honda and to have Ziggy and Factory Link formally back in the Honda relatives. To have Phoenix Racing carry a winner of Dylan’s caliber to the team although also partnering with Ziggy and the Manufacturing facility Connection group displays their determination to compete at the maximum degree in our activity. Phoenix Racing has by now carried out a excellent occupation in the other disciplines they contend in and now with this increased work in SX and MX 2024 is heading to be even more exciting. We are all seeking ahead to the 2024 period.”
Delivery Day: March 31st, 1994 – Avignon, France
2011: MX2 Course Debut.
2014: Motocross of Nations Winning Staff (MX2 for France), fourth in MX2
Entire world Championship Final Standings.
2015: Initial MX2 GP win.
2017: AMA 250SX Rookie of the yr, two podiums in rookie season. Two
podiums in rookie 250 Pro Motocross Championship.
2018: Two wins and four podiums in 250 Pro Motocross Championship.
Motocross of Nations Successful Workforce (MX2 for France).
2019: AMA Supercross 250SX West Region Champion (first in remaining standings),
AMA Professional Motocross 250 Championship Runner-Up (second in ultimate standings).
2020: AMA Supercross 250SX West Location Winner (to start with in final standings),
AMA Pro Motocross 250 Countrywide Champion (1st in ultimate standings).
2021: AMA 450SX Rookie of the calendar year (seventh in factors standings), AMA Professional
Motocross 450 Nationwide Champion.
2022: Motocross of Nations next spot team (Open up Course for France).
2023: AMA Professional Motocross 450 Championship Runner-Up (2nd in standings)