Ferrandis continues to show strength in his debut season in the premier class. The Frenchman had a good start to the night, finishing fourth in his Heat race. He then backed it up with another good start in the Main Event, running a good pace in fourth behind the leaders. As the race wore on, Ferrandis closed the gap on third and had his eyes set on another podium finish. Unfortunately, he got caught out by the ruts on the big double and went off track with nine laps remaining. He rejoined in sixth and battled the competition to end the night with that result.
His teammate Plessinger was feeling good but had to overcome challenges at the first of three rounds at Lucas Oil Stadium. He didn’t get off the gate as he hoped in his Heat race but showed good pace and worked his way up to sixth. It was another tough start to the Main Event for the Ohio native. He got hit from behind and then had to run off track to avoid the first-lap crash which involved his teammate. Plessinger put his head down and went from 20th to 10th by Lap 6. Before the halfway mark, he found himself locked in battle to stay in the top 10 and made his way up to ninth.
Like Ferrandis, Stewart started the night with a fourth-place finish in his Heat. He got off to a good start in the Main but shortly after had nowhere to go when another rider started to go down in front of him. Back in last place after the tip-over, Stewart had his work cut out for him but he pushed forward to end the night in 11th.
The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team gets a short break before Tuesday’s Round 5 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship on February 2 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.