News 2 Aug 2017

Ferris sticking to the plan despite extensive points advantage

Wrapping up the title at Toowoomba a possibility for the CDR Yamaha rider.

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CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris is adamant on sticking to his regular plan despite the possibility of clinching the Motul MX Nationals MX1 title at Toowoomba, Queensland, on 13 August.

Ferris extended his points lead to 75 after claiming Super Pole and two commanding race victories last weekend at Port Macquarie’s eighth round, which has put him into a comfortable position as just two stops remain on the outdoor calendar.

The defending champion is adamant on focusing on executing races wins like he has all season long, rather than endeavouring to wrap up the championship a round early.

“I just want to stick to the plan,” Ferris told “I’ve got a big points lead now, but I want to keep trying to win and do the best I can – just execute everything like we’ve been doing all year.

“So yeah, the same program that I do every week, it sounds like a broken record, but I’ve got a really good program going with Guy [Andrews] and the CDR team, and we need to stick with it. It’s never done until it’s done – I’ve got to keep working hard and be smart at the same time.”

The New South Welshman has won an astonishing seven overall victories in eight rounds run so far in 2017, stamping his authority amongst the top riders in Australia.

The next round of the Motul MX Nationals is slated to be hosted by Toowoomba, before the series finale at the popular Coolum circuit one week later.