Weekend Roundup: Dylan Ferrandis to Phoenix Honda, J-Law Update, Dean Wilson a Champ Again and More

There was way too much racing during Thanksgiving week. There was Mini O’s, the final round of the Australian Supercross Championship and the final round of the FIM World Supercross Championship.

If like Slaw, you just ate turkey and drank some claws last week and didn’t pay attention to much racing, we have everything you need from the weekend right here. 

Dylan Ferrandis to Phoenix Honda

This is finally official. Announced last week, Dylan Ferrandis has joined the Phoenix Honda squad for 2024. 

As I previously wrote, no offense to Phoenix Honda, but how this past champ doesn’t have a factory ride is crazy to me. Never the less, this is a great move for the team and could propel them toward another level similar to when HEP Suzuki landed Ken Roczen. 

“I’ve always wanted to race a Honda and Phoenix Racing has given me the opportunity to do so,” said Ferrandis. “David Eller has been super nice with my situation and working towards building a program that will work for me. This includes working with Factory Connection, which is something that was very important for me in 2024.

“So far everything has been really great and the feeling on the bike is exactly what I was looking for. Having Ziggy around, with all his experience in the sport, I really feel at home with him and the whole Phoenix Racing team. The vibe is awesome and I’m very thankful to be in this situation”

J-Law OUT at Phoenix Honda

Jason Lawrence’s return to racing with the team has come to an end. After racing the final round of GNCC with the team, rumors had J-Law competing in AMA Arenacross but he confirmed on IG he has parted with the team. 

Dean Wilson a Champ Again

How can you not love DeanO getting back to the top. Dude has been through way too many injuries but yet, he’s continued to come back time and time again and over the weekend captured the SX1 (450) title in the Australian Supercross Championship. 

“I really needed this, and the team deserved it. Everyone has put in so much hard work. I’ve had an incredible time in Australia, and I hope to be back here next year, reliving it all. Thanks to Honda Australia and everyone involved. Winning again feels fantastic,” expressed Wilson.

Max Anstie Takes Two Crowns

Another cool comeback story. Max Anstie not only captured the SX2 crown in the Australian Supercross Championship, but also locked down the SX2 title in the FIM World Supercross Championship. Fish and chips on Max!

“Competing here in Australia is an incredible experience, and having my dad here to witness my second championship in a row makes it even more special,” shared Anstie.

Roczen Goes Back-to-Back

And finally, Ken Roczen captured a second straight FIM World Supercross 450 title in Australia over the weekend. Congrats, Ken! I’ll be curious to see what this does for his confidence heading into 2024. 

Main image: Phoenix Honda

Written by Slaw Dog

Just a dog trying to find my special bun.

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