News 28 May 2019

Ferris progressing with factory Yamaha settings

Three-time Australian champion retains top 10 points ranking in Pro Motocross.

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Triple Australian champion Dean Ferris has indicated he’s progressing with the settings of his Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing YZ450F, experiencing a more comfortable feeling in the final moto at Fox Raceway’s second round of the 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

The New South Welshman charged to 10th in the opening encounter, and while pushing towards the front in race two, a critical error saw him drop to 13th, granting him 11th overall for the weekend.

“I feel like I started the weekend solid, making improvements,” said Ferris. “First moto was pretty solid and had to dig pretty deep for that one. In the second moto, I got more comfortable with the settings and was pushing toward the front.

“I ended up having a crash but pushed as hard as I could. All in all we are making progress and will keep working toward improving.”

Team manager Jim Perry added: “Dean pushed hard in both motos and continues to make progress in the US racing scene, a tip-over in the second moto kept him from challenging for a top 10 finish. We look forward to heading to Thunder Valley next weekend, a track we feel that the YZ450F has an advantage at.”

Following the first two rounds of the series, Ferris is ranked eighth in the championship standings as racing resumes this weekend at Thunder Valley.