News 18 Jun 2019

Ferris disappointed to not replicate previous High Point performance

Factory Yamaha pilot winds up 11th overall at the fourth round.

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Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Dean Ferris admits he struggled to match the pace of the front runners at High Point’s Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross on Saturday, expressing disappointment after his last appearance at the venue in 2017 saw him earn a P2 moto result in a one-off appearance.

Qualifying in 12th, the three-time Australian motocross champion lodged a pair of 11th place finishes in both outings, crediting him 11th overall – one position behind teammate Justin Barcia.

The New South Welshman, who’s been riding consistently in the first four rounds of the season, is ranked ninth in the championship standings.

“Today I qualified 12th and went 11-11, so I guess that’s where I belong at the moment,” Ferris stated. “I really struggled to go with the faster guys, which was kind of disappointing for me as I went so well here three years ago. We’ll keep trucking forward and keep trying to improve.”

Team manager Jim Perry added: “Today did not go as planned. Both Justin and Dean have been working hard these past two weeks, but unfortunately the results didn’t show it today.

“Both guys struggled with the high-speed, choppy, Mount Morris track and could never get comfortable. We’re looking forward to heading to Florida and we’ll spend some time making improvements and come back full steam at the WW Ranch next weekend.”

The Pro Motocross series resumes this weekend at WW Ranch Motocross Park in Florida for round five of the championship.

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