Ferrandis and Lawrence Set the Tone in Qualifying at Ironman

Saturday, August 28, 2021 | 11:30 AM

A busy morning at Ironman Raceway has concluded with practice and qualifying complete amidst what looks to be the most challenging weather conditions of the season thus far. Hot temperatures and high humidity have combined to test the physical and mental fortitude of the world's fastest riders. At the end of the timed sessions, 450 Class point leader Dylan Ferrandis led the way aboard his Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing machine, while Team Honda HRC's Jett Lawrence paced the 250 Class.

Ferrandis relied on a late flying lap in the final session to top the time sheets and became the lone rider to post a sub 1-minute, 59-second lap. The Frenchman's time of 1:58.267 put him more than a second clear of Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac in second (1:59.313), while Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen followed in third (1:59.597).

Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Dylan Ferrandis
Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Dylan Ferrandis Align Media

Lawrence paced the 250 Class in each of the morning's qualifying sessions and looks appears confident as he looks to close a three-point deficit to Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Justin Cooper in the championship. Lawrence's time of 2:00.367 was more than a second quicker than Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Jeremy Martin in second (2:01.453), with Cooper rounding out the top three (2:01.793).

Ironman National - 450 Class Combined Qualifying

- Crawfordsville, IN

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1Dylan Ferrandis 17:17.9341:58.267Avignon, FranceYamaha YZ450F
2Eli Tomac 15:04.1451:59.313Cortez, COKawasaki KX450
3Ken Roczen 17:20.5271:59.597Mattstedt, GermanyHonda CRF450R
4Joey Savatgy 17:24.7231:59.822Thomasville, GAKTM 450 SX-F
5Cooper Webb 15:33.6322:00.127Newport, NCKTM 450 SX-F
6Chase Sexton 16:33.0642:00.553La Moille, ILHonda CRF450R
7Aaron Plessinger 8:17.0282:01.297Hamilton, OHYamaha YZ450F
8Justin Bogle 15:44.1232:01.725Cushing, OKKTM 450 SX-F
9Coty Schock 11:19.6122:02.630Dover, DEHonda CRF450R
10Brandon Hartranft 15:47.2762:02.732Brick, NJSuzuki RM-Z450
Full Results

    

Ironman National - 250 Class Combined Qualifying

- Crawfordsville, IN

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1Jett Lawrence 17:03.9552:00.367Landsborough, Queensland, AustraliaHonda CRF250R
2Jeremy Martin 16:45.8272:01.453Millville, MNYamaha YZ250F
3Justin Cooper 16:30.4012:01.793Cold Spring Harbor, NYYamaha YZ250F
4Jo Shimoda 16:42.9012:02.059Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, JapanKawasaki KX250F
5R.J. Hampshire 16:44.4272:02.603Hudson, FLHusqvarna FC 250
6Austin Forkner 15:39.9642:02.920Richards, MOKawasaki KX250F
7Levi Kitchen 15:22.9412:03.015Washougal, WAYamaha YZ250F
8Michael Mosiman 16:51.6432:03.224Sebastopol, CAGasGas MC 250F
9Dilan Schwartz 16:54.8672:03.333Alpine, CASuzuki Rm-z250
10Jalek Swoll 13:17.1702:03.571Belleview, FLHusqvarna FC 250
Full Results

    

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