Morning Espresso: Quick Facts on Dylan Ferrandis’ Title; Mad Skills 3 Launches Friends Mode and More

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Ferrandis Captures Title

Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis wrapped up the 450 Pro Motocross Championship on Saturday with his 1-2 finishes for second overall. Here are some quick cool stats on his championship…

  • Ferrandis’ title is the first for Yamaha in the premiere class since Grant Langston in 2007.
  • Ferrandis is the first French rider to capture the premiere class championship since the great Jean-Michel Bayle in 1991. 
  • Ferrandis is the first rookie since Ken Roczen in 2014 to win the 450 title. 
  • The last rider to win the 250 title and then the 450 title back-to-back was Ryan Dungey in 2009 and 2010. 
  • The title is the first 450 championship for Star Racing, which took over the factory operations for Yamaha this year. 

Jeremy Coker – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 450 Team Manager

“Today was a day I’ll never forget in my life. Even though I’ve been involved in a lot of championships on the 250 side as an engine builder and crew chief, this is really special. To do this as the team manager on this team and to orchestrate things from this side; it brings tears to my eyes. The crew was incredible! There was not one person on this team that didn’t have the same goal, and we all worked hard to achieve it. It’s something none of us will ever forget. I’m proud of what Dylan did today. He rode amazing. It was a really tough day and very hot outside, but he pulled off the championship a weekend early. As for Christian, we didn’t even know if he’d be able to race, and he came out here and did what he did; it was just an awesome ride. We’ve still got one more to go, and we’ll be out there to win at Hangtown.”

Dylan Ferrandis – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

“It was another tough day, and I had to dig really deep to get this result. The weather was really hard on us, hard on the body, but I had this championship in mind, and I really wanted it. I tried the best that I could, and it looked like it was enough to grab it. It’s just unreal to be the champion in my first year on the 450. When I was young, I dreamed of being a 250 champion, but I never really dreamed of being a 450 champion. So, it’s not even a dream come true; it’s more than that. It’s just the best thing that I have ever done in my life. Today I’m really out of emotions. It was just such an awesome year for me, and it’s so awesome to win with this Yamaha bike and with this team. I’m really happy for everybody involved in winning this championship.”

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Mad Skills 3 Launches Friends Mode

Oh, yeah, the Vurb Classic is coming to Mad Skills Motocross 3! Last year we teamed up with Turborilla for the vurb Flash Jam, but this is going to be totally different!

With Mad Skills coming onboard as title sponsor of the Vurb Classic on October 1-3 at Nxt Lvl 101, we figured, what a better way to celebrate than to put on a Vurb Classic Jam and Tournament for Mad Skills Motocross 3?

Vurb and Turborilla are excited to announce two new events that will take place in Mad Skills Motocross 3. 

The second in-game Vurb Classic event is the Vurb Classic Tournament. This is the first time Mad Skills Motocross will host a tournament of this size! With the launch of the brand new Friends feature in MSM3 players will be able to challenge each other to 1v1 semi real-time races. This tournament will use the new Friends feature and crown a Champion of the inaugural MSM3 Vurb Classic Tournament.

Check out the video below for the new feature and go here for more info on the tournament.

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