With three rounds remaining, exciting young talent Dylan Ferrandis currently lies fourth in the overall standings of the MX2 class of the 2014 FIM World Motocross Championship. As part of Team CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy MX2, he has been one of only two riders to finish ahead of Jeffrey Herlings in a moto, winning the first race of the first round of the year in Qatar.
Frenchman Dylan was born on 31st May 1994 in Avignon in the south-east of the country, and has been associated with Kawasaki since he dominated the French 85cc scene in his youth. However, he first attracted worldwide attention in 2009 when he won his class at the 2009 Paris-Bercy Supercross.
He made his GP debut in 2011 as a wildcard at the Grand Prix of Italy at Fermo. The same year, he also finished as runner-up in the UEM EMX2 Championship, losing the title by a slender three-point margin after being forced to sit out the Latvian round through injury, and was part of the French team that came second at the UEM Motocross European Nations.
He made a big step forward in 2012, capturing his first GP podium and finishing his first full season in the World Championship in tenth, despite a broken leg towards the end of the year which forced him to miss the final two rounds. In 2013, he finished second both in France and in the sand in Holland, but injury problems interfered with his winter preparations, and he finished the year in ninth overall.