News 14 Nov 2017

Difficult Sunday at AUS-X Open impacts Ferris’ title challenge

CDR Yamaha ace demoted to third in AUS Supercross standings.

Image: AUS-X Open.

Sunday’s edition of last weekend’s Monster Energy AUS-X Open in Sydney proved to be a difficult one for dual Australian motocross champion Dean Ferris, who mustered up an 11th place finish following multiple crashes.

The CDR Yamaha rider, who made up significant ground on SX1 leader Justin Brayton (Penrite Honda Racing) the night prior with a fifth place result, suffered a hit to his championship hopes after a challenging night, despite leading the opening stages of the main event before going down.

“I’m just really disappointed, especially after the Sunday final,” said Ferris. “The first crash is just something that happens from time to time, but the second was pure frustration and because I fell awkwardly, it took me a while to get going and I lost a heap of time.

“But, I can’t change things now, I can only learn from them and I will continue to work on some aspects of supercross that I think need to improve. I’m in third now, Justin is 20 points away while Dan Reardon is just two points ahead.

“The focus for the final round will be to just win the final and see what happens behind me. I was able to win a round last year and I feel like I have been riding supercross better this year so it would be nice to finish the season of strongly with a win at the last race of the year.”

The uncharacteristicall result has demoted Ferris to third in the standings as the series heads to Jimboomba in Queensland this weekend for the final round of the six-stop championship.