Dylan Ferrandis returns to racing at Daytona with SuperMotocross invitation still in reach Saturday’s Supercross Round 8 in Daytona: How to watch, start times, streaming info
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida. Dylan Ferrandis returns to the Monster Energy Supercross series at Daytona International Speedway after missing three races while waiting for concussion protocol after a brutal crash in Houston with four of the 17 rounds in the books.
Injuries in the 2022 Supercross series hampered his results and with the SX title unavailable, he decided to sit out the last four races of 2022 to focus on motocross. It was a luxury he had before the two series merged to create a year-end three-race playoff style format called the Super Motocross World Championship. Ferrandis also suffered an injury in the outdoor series and has his sights set on 2023.
“Every season is a reboot,” Ferrandis told NBC Sports ahead of the first round. “You start the first race with everyone at the same point, no one has points in the championship, so everyone is on the same wavelength. So of course it’s a reboot, but you’re also learning from last season. I plan not to repeat the same mistake and want to get better and the new Yamaha bike is a big step forward for me and I am sure it will help me a lot to get better this season.”
The first three races of the season went surprisingly well.
Ferrandis finished sixth or better in every race and was sixth in the standings, one point behind Jason Anderson and the top five. Houston followed, where the race was red flagged after Ferrandis landed on the back of Ken Roczen’s bike and hit the ground face first..
Ferrandis missed his first race the following week in Tampa.
“I was in top form,” Ferrandis told NBC Sports as he looked forward to getting back on the track for a second session at Daytona International Speedway’s indoor Supercross sections. “I lost a lot of physical strength and confidence, but we’ll see. Supercross is a short season, but now we have SMX, so we’ll see how it goes.”
Ferrandis has a new life as he returns to Supercross at another track in Florida. The creation of the SuperMotocross series means Ferrandis still has two chances to win the title in 2023.
And as good as Ferrandis is in Supercross, he might be better in the outdoor series after defeating Eli Tomac for the 2021 title by 73 pointswhich is a gap of almost three full races.
Even with four missed Supercross races this season and his penultimate finish in Houston, Ferrandis is 15th in the points standings entering Daytona, 30 points above the 20th-place driver in the standings. At the end of the professional motocross season in August, the SMX series guarantees a start for riders in the top 20 in terms of total points.
“It’s great to be back, especially here in Dayton,” Ferrandis said. “It’s such a great race.”
The Monster Energy AMA Supercross title race that promises to be epic will take place in one of the most epic venues in motorsports as the 2023 season continues with Stage 8 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Just five points separate Cooper Webb, defending champion Eli Tomac and Chase Sexton – the smallest gap in series history in seven rounds.
After his 21st career win last Saturday (which moved him to 10th on the all-time list), Webb is just two points behind Tomac (who crashed in Arlington but still finished third). Chase Sexoton is five points behind in the top three, which are the only drivers to have won so far in 2023.
At Daytona, Tomac has won six of his nine starts and is tying NASCAR legend Richard Petty for his seventh World Racing Center signature race win.
Webb has finished on the podium in all five starts at Dayton, finishing second in 2019, 21 and 22). He led 15 of the first 18 laps at Daytona last season before losing a point to Tomac.
Sexton started twice at Daytona, finishing third last year when he was overtaken by Tomac after a great start.
Here are the important details for watching Round 8 of the 2023 Supercross season in Dayton:
(All times are Eastern Time)
BROADCAST / BROADCAST SCHEDULE: Round 8 telecast begins Saturday at 7:00 pm ET streaming on Peacock, re-airing Monday at 1:00 pm ET on CNBC. Race Day Live (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 1:30 pm ET on Saturday.
NBC Sports will provide exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and rides for a record 31 Supermotocross events. Key events will be featured on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC and NBC Sports digital platforms.
peacock will be home to the Super Motocross World Championship Series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats from January to October. Exclusively on Peacock, 23 races will be broadcast, including the playoffs of the Supermotocross World Championship. The platform will also provide replays of each race upon request. Click here to view the full schedule.
POINTS OF REGULATIONS: 450 divisions l 250 divisions
LISTS OF PARTICIPANTS: 450 divisions l 250 divisions
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (all times Eastern Time):
Here are the start times for Saturday’s Dayton Supercross Round 8, according to the AMA’s Monster Energy Supercross schedule:
13:05: 250SX Group C Qualifying 1
13:20: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
13:35: 250SX Group A Qualification 1
13:50: 450SX Group A Qualification 1
14:05: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
14:20: 450SX Group C Qualifying 1
15:20: 250SX Group C Qualification 2
15:35: 250SX Group B Qualification 2
15:50: 250SX Group A Qualification 2
16:05: 450SX Group A Qualification 2
16:20: 450SX Group B Qualification 2
16:35: 450SX Group C Qualification 2
19:06: 250SX heat 1
19:20: 250SX heat 2
19:34: 450SX heat 1
19:48: 450SX Heat 2
20:22: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
20:33: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
20:53: 250SX Main Event
21:27: 450SX Main Event
TRACK SCHEME: Click here to view the track map.
HOW TO WATCH THE 2023 SUPERMOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON: Full version of NBC Sports, Peacock schedule.
FINAL RESULT 2022: 450 points in the standings | 250 Eastern points of the standings | 250 West points
2023 SEASON REVIEW
1 ROUND: Eli Tomac opens title defense with win
ROUND 2: Tomac equals Ricky Carmichael in Supercross win list
ROUND 3: Tomac restrains Cooper Webb again
ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown
ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire after wire in Houston
6 ROUND: Cooper Webb breaks through in Tampa
7 ROUND: Webb wins again in Arlington
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