News 7 Apr 2016

Opening moto win the high point for Ferris at Horsham

Ferris taking positives from strong Horsham opening moto performance.

Image: Rhys van Slooten.

Image: Rhys van Slooten.

After multiple years contesting the MXGP circuit, CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris re-entered the Motul MX Nationals with a bang, capturing the season opening MX1 moto win at Horsham in Victoria.

The New South Wales rider started within the top five before quickly making his way to the front of the pack and pulling away for the win, a highlight of the event for Ferris.

“Overall, things went pretty well,” said Ferris. “Winning the first moto was an awesome start to the series and a felt strong on the bike for the entire 30 minutes.”

Ferris entered moto two in the best possible position to capture the overall victory before his hopes were dashed following a crash while sitting in third position.

“That fall cost me points and because the field was strung out, it was hard to get back many positions,” he added. “The team worked tirelessly and I just need to tidy up a few things and will be back better than ever at Appin.”

Ferris finished third overall on the day with a 1-6 scorecard, he now sits five points behind Matt Moss and Kirk Gibbs who are currently tied on points heading to Appin’s second round of the championship on 17 April.