Interviews 5 Jul 2016

Race Recap: Dean Ferris

MX1 victor recalls winning weekend in New South Wales.

The Nowra round of the 2016 Motul MX Nationals was a victorious one for CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris in MX1, bouncing back from his heavy crash in WA and increasing his title chances heading into the second half. spoke to him post-race for this new interview.

Image: MXN.

Image: MXN.

Dean Ferris, with the Nowra overall victory, you must be really happy? Some really good races out there as well.

Yeah it was, it was always going to be a big battle here, from what I heard about the track. It’s kind of tight in areas and stuff like that. Especially in the last moto [Matt] Moss and I both got a good start and we went hammer and tongs for the first five or six laps and then we set into a bit of a rhythm, but yeah, really good racing today.

In Super Pole this morning, you got that. How quickly did you settle into the track?

Obviously pretty quick, I was fastest in practice as well, which is the first time I actually have done that. I got Super Pole and that’s my third in a row, so I settled in pretty well. I’m glad it wasn’t as hard-pack as last year, I wasn’t here, but everyone told me. Actually, the racing was alright.

After coming home from Europe, this is the one tracks that so many people seem to speak about how tight it is. What was that transition like to race on?

It’s definitely difficult after spending five years doing GPs with big, open tracks, and even my tracks in Kyogle are really open, GP-spec. So I really had to make sure I focused here and got in and out of those tight turns, which Moss is good at from Supercross and this is his home track, that showed. So yeah, I’m glad I was as strong as I was.

Image: MXN.

Image: MXN.

What were your thoughts in the closing stages of the second moto when he went down? Matt came back pretty strong.

Yeah, I just knew I had to be mistake-free, I knew it was going to be hard for him to pass me. There was just two and a half laps to go, so I just put the hammer down and hoped I was fast enough.

A good way to bounce back after what was a disappointing end to Wanneroo?

Yeah, definitely, I could not have done it any better way than to win!

Yeah sweet, no worries well done.