News 11 Jun 2009

Oz MX: Ferris back for Woodstock Honda in South Australia

Woodstock Honda Thor Racing PR:

A fit and focused Dean Ferris will make his widely anticipated return to  racing this coming weekend at Murray Bridge for the Woodstock Honda Thor Team.

Round 4 of the MX Nationals in Murray Bridge South Australia will mark the return of the Honda Lite rider after a bone-crushing crash took him out of title contention before the season had even started.

An awkward landing on his elbow at the Sunny State Titles in Hervey Bay resulted in, not only a broken radius and ulna, but surgery to repair nerve damage and restore feeling in his hand.

The likeable 19 year old from Kyogle, NSW who finished 4th in his first attempt at the Lites Class last year has been busily training and testing in an effort to come back as strongly as possible.

“It’s all good now and I have been riding for the past four weeks and am looking forward to racing again. In fact, I think I have driven my mother crazy, as it’s been hard not being able to ride.”

Team manager Brad McAlpine is also optimistic about Dean’s return, “He is a determined young man who is extremely focused. I know he will give it his all.”

Meanwhile in the Open Class, the Woodstock Honda Thor Team will be relying on Brent Landman and Peter Boyle to showcase the team’s all new CRF 450R, as fellow riders Todd Waters and Ford Dale are out injured.

Brent Landman who had his best Open bike finish in his career with a 6th overall in Mackay is looking forward to this coming weekend.

As Landman explained, “We went and did a special test there (Murray Bridge) after the last round and the bikes are working awesome.”

Peter Boyle is equally determined, “I have a burning desire to improve and get to where I once was.”