News 31 Oct 2017

Fourth important for Ferris after troubled start in South Australia

Dual motocross champion still aiming for main event victory.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris salvaged an important fourth place result last Saturday night at Virginia’s third round of the Australian Supercross Championship in South Australia, bouncing back from an early crash on lap one.

The dual Australian motocross champion was involved in a pile-up following the first rhythm section, forcing him to comeback from near last, all the way through into the top five.

Making the most of the unfortunate situation, Ferris says he can’t complain with the result, although he’s adamant he won’t make a habit of it.

“It’s a disappointing result, that’s for sure,” Ferris expressed. “I had a pretty good start and was just behind Luke Clout, who was leading the race, when he went down after the double going into the second corner and I got caught up in that and also crashed.

“I got up and moving as quick as I could and still had a goal of getting back onto the podium but I could only get to fourth. As you get closer to the front, the riders get harder to pass and on a track like this, you either had to wait for a mistake from them or pull and aggressive move and I had to do a few of them in the later stages of the race.

“I can’t complain too much if fourth is the worst result I have had in over 12 months, but I’m determined not to make a habit of it. I put in a good couple of weeks with the team since round two and felt much better tonight so we are going to keep pushing for a race win and look forward to the Aus- X open in a couple of weeks time.”

The New South Welshman now heads into Sydney’s fourth and fifth rounds at the Monster Energy AUS-X Open 13 points behind championship leader Justin Brayton (Penrite Honda Racing).