Ferrandis on Cianciarulo and working with Vuillemin
Last year was a dream come true for Dylan Ferrandis because from a young age he always wanted to go to America to race Supercross. It wasn’t easy but Ferrandis won the West Coast 250SX class and beat Adam Cianciarulo to the title. Ferrandis says the level both of them had was exceptional and is pleased to see Cianciarulo do well on the 450 – he’ll be hoping to do the same next year as a rookie.
“Last year we had a great level, I was riding well and he still beat me. I wouldn’t say there was nothing I could do, but he was as fast, sometimes faster than me. I gave everything last year and he did too. He’s kept his level (moving up to the 450cc), he continued his training and he made a good transition, it shows that the level in the 250 class is high. Last year, in lap times, it was crazy. We did incredible times, sometimes faster than the 450’s. Our level was exceptional last year, he continued to work and he showed that it was possible to do beautiful things during the first year on the 450cc”, Ferrandis told Kévin Frelaud.
After signing with the Star Yamaha Racing team, Ferrandis also decided to hire David Vuillemin as his coach and so far things are going well between the pair.
“David’s (Vuillemin) biggest strength is working on the steering and on the technique. It will save you time on small sectors, on simple sequences, turns, it is very strong, and sometimes we train without doing a single moto. This is what American riders and their coaches do not work on. They do heats, physical, rehearsal, while we can do training without doing a single round during the day. We work on speed, on technique, and David is always looking for the little detail that will make the difference. I am 100% in agreement with his approach, that’s what makes the difference. When you work with a trainer who follows multiple riders, you can’t do that. It is our vision of the sport with David, and I think it works”.
You can read the full interview, here.