Ferrandis and Nichols Keep Podium Streak Rolling in Oakland

It was another night of tough conditions in the 250 class, but Dylan Ferrandis and Colt Nichols managed another top performance to bring home another double podium for the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team at round four of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Nichols got off to a great start with the holeshot, but fell back to second and went on to manage his race on the soft, rutty track in Oakland. Meanwhile Ferrandis had his head down and went charging through the pack to challenge his teammate. He swiftly moved past Nichols, but time ran out to continue his progress for that top step on the podium. The Frenchman’s speed was not surprising. He was the fastest qualifier and won his heat, but another poor start meant that he had his work cut out for him to take the win, the final result was another solid second-place finish for Ferrandis, the team and the Yamaha YZ250F.

Nichols crossed the line behind him in third, making it another double podium for the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing squad and making him the only rider in the 250SX West Championship who has yet to miss a podium appearance this season. It was an important points haul to give him a three-point lead in the standings. Teammate Ferrandis sits not far behind, just five points back in fourth.

The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing Team heads down south to San Diego, California, next Saturday, February 2, for round 5 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship at PETCO Park.

Wil Hahn

Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing Team Manager

“Tonight was really solid for us. It was another double podium with Dylan getting second and Colt third, so an all-around positive note for the team and Yamaha. Now we look forward to San Diego for the military appreciation round and look to return to the top step of the podium before the break in the 250SX West championship.”

Dylan Ferrandis

Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

“The YZ250F was awesome as always this season. It was also another demanding track this weekend, but I was feeling really good, really comfortable. My speed was great, but for sure with better starts it will be easier to win. I want more than second place, and that has had me frustrated, but I had some issues this week and didn’t train a lot. So, I’m happy to be on the box here in Oakland.”

Colt Nichols

Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

“The track was just really rutty and really demanding. The heart rate was really high, so that’s what made it tough to do consistent laps. A solid podium though, can’t ever complain about that, but of course always want more. Once you’ve won that’s all you want to do, but I’ll take a third for tonight, that’s all I had and move on to the next weekend.”

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