2019 Seattle Supercross 250 Class Race Report
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis won his first 250SX main event at CenturyLink Field in Seattle this past weekend. The French rider led 19 of 21 laps in the feature race and was ecstatic about his victory.
“For sure the emotion [was] at its maximum [after the race]” Ferrandis said. “It was a big moment for everybody to finally get this first 250SX win. We were waiting for it for so long and finally made it happen. The feeling is really awesome. The bike was really good. We made some changes on it between practices to get the best bike as possible for the track condition. The track wasn’t that difficult this weekend at Seattle even though some rhythms were a bit tougher than other ones. The most difficult part about this race was myself. I’m not used enough to leading a race, so I did not want to make a mistake and was not riding at 100 percent because of that. But I am very happy to take this win tonight. It gives me more confidence for the next upcoming races now that I know I’m able to win a Supercross race in the US) not found.”
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo spent the majority of the main event behind Ferrandis in the runner-up spot and closed in on the Yamaha rider in the final laps, but was unable to make a pass attempt and finished in second place for the night.
“First off, congrats to Dylan, he’s been so close all year and is really a world-class rider, on his first win,” Cianciarulo said. “That’s awesome. [I have] tons of respect for him. I think in the whoops I was a little bit faster jumping through there on that right side, and I could tell he couldn’t figure it out because he was moving all around trying to skim them and doing a bunch of different stuff. We got pretty close a couple times and right there in the middle of the race, I really got messed up by a lapper and had to catch up from a few seconds behind, but overall I’m happy with my race. I feel like I could have been better in a few spots for sure, and certainly I think if I’d have put a whole lap together there at the end when I was a little bit closer to him, I might have been talking about a first instead of a second, but that’s the way racing goes. We’ll go back to the drawing board this week and get better. I’m stoked on this ride. I think it was smart on a really treacherous track that could have gone bad for me, so I’ll take it, move on, get better, and come out swinging next weekend.”
JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Jimmy Decotis started inside the top five and pushed his way into the lead for two laps. He held that pace for several laps before settling into third, matched his season-best result. “I’m a little bummed on this one,” Decotis said. “I mean, the way I rode in the heat, I had the fastest lap out of all heats and I was crushing the whoops. Then they changed [the whoops] and they ended up being jumpers, and I just struggled jumping them. I wish I kept skimming them, but it’s just a lot of effort to do that. Third is good. I’m just happy to get the Suzuki on the podium—it’s just that I really want more. I want to stay close to the leaders; they got away way too much for me to be happy tonight. But overall third is good and I got some better championship points after a real rough week in Atlanta, so it’s good to get some redemption and be up here for the JGR guys. But I really do, I want more, and want to keep building and I want to win one of these. I feel like I can do that.”
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Michael Mosiman and Gas Monkey Energy/AJE Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Chris Blose rounded out the top five, respectively.