News 3 Aug 2018

'Business as usual' for Ferris despite third-consecutive title looming

Factory Yamaha rider holds down 106-point advantage ahead of Gladstone MX Nationals.

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CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team’s Dean Ferris says it will be business as usual at this weekend’s penultimate round of the Pirelli MX Nationals in Gladstone, Queensland, despite a strong chance of wrapping up his third-consecutive premier class crown.

Ferris, who was in the same position this time last year wrapping up his second MX1 title, currently holds down an incredible 106-point advantage over KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Luke Clout in the series standings.

The MX Nationals returns to the central Queensland venue for the first time since 2014, adding an increased amount of excitement for the number one, who hasn’t raced at the circuit in over a decade.

“I know there’s a chance to do it, I obviously have to stay cool, calm and collected,” Ferris explained to “I was in this situation last year, and we just made sure we did what had to do. It’s business as usual – I have the same approach for every race meeting, and that’s worked quite well.

“It’s actually been 10 years since I raced a state title [at Gladstone] – by memory it gets quite rutted, and I saw a video yesterday and it looks like they’ve revamped it a lot since then. I’m always excited to get to a new venue, for sure.”

The New South Welshman has captured eight overall victories from eight rounds so far, remaining relatively unchallenged for the title with 12 moto wins to his name.