Race report and results: Red Bud – Ferrandis on top!

Dylan Ferrandis won the overall and extended his points lead after two hard-fought motos.

In race one Ferrandis and Roczen banged bars out of the gate leaving Ferrandis outside the top five with Roczen up front in second chasing Plessinger for the lead. Ferrandis though found his flow and by the last few laps it was Ferrandis on the back wheel of Roczen for win with Dylan making the move and holding off a determined Roczen at the flag. Ferrandis would lose a point for jumping on a cross flag with Roczen losing two points for jumping the entire table-top.

Race two and it was roles reversed with Ferrandis away in the top three and Roczen outside the top six! Roczen put in some aggressive opening laps and got himself into third ahead if Ferrandis as a four-way battle for the win transpired with Tomac passing Plessinger for the lead but not pulling away.

Roczen cased Larocco’s leap hard and shook his wrists out but kept fighting, searching for a way by Plessinger until he knifed the front end into a fast left hander and went down hard. Roczen got up and gutted out a sixth place holding off Musquin despite a twisted front end in a gritty ride – but he will be disappointed at the mistake.

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Ferrandis consequently got promoted to third but didn’t settle for the overall win putting in a late race charge to pass Plessinger before almost reeling in Tomac, who took his second moto win of the year and is looking more and more like his old self. Ferrandis now has a 14 point lead over Ken Roczen in the championship but it’s still all to play for!

Aaron Plessinger rode fantastic both motos, leading both but just falling short of the win to go 3-3.

RJ Hampshire won the 250 overall despite crashing three times during the course of the two motos! It could have been a 1-1 for RJ but two crashes in race one left him just short of the win behind Jett Lawrence in the opening moto then a crash while leading race two handed the second moto win to Justin Cooper but 2-2 was still enough for the overall win!

Cooper threw the lead away in race one with strange crash over the finish jump at the end of lap one but did come back to fourth then made amends with a race two win for second overall as title rival Lawrence had a rare, tough moto.

Lawrence had a bad start then went down but stormed back through to sixth in some great damage limitation after it looked at one stage he would be giving up a lot of championship points. As it stood Jett only lost three to Cooper who is now 8 behind.

Report: Jonathan McCready